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From Towleroad: Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Behind Controversial ‘Ex-Gay’ Study, Apologizes to the Gay Community

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From Towleroad:

Dr. Robert Spitzer, a psychiatrist who published a controversial 2001 study suggesting that in rare instances gay people could change their sexual orientation, retracted those claims in an American Prospect article published last week. Spitzer had led the effort to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness in 1973, and the 2001 article was an attempt, according to Spitzer, to “question ‘whether everything you’ve been taught is wrong.'”

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2012/04/robert-spitzer-psychiatrist-behind-controversial-ex-gay-study-apologizes-to-the-gay-community.html#ixzz1t6Z0vKm5

 

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