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Homosexuality I remember with I was ten years old and first realized I was gay Being attracted to the same sax was not something I was proud of so I didnt tell a soul I did not understand why being gay was such a big deal to everyone I can recall going to school and hearing trash talk about gay people and how they are so nasty and dirty for choosing to be with the same sex Now almost ten years later my life is an open book The reasons behind homosexuality are still up in the air There is no clear reason why we are the way we are I know it will take something close to a miracle for people thought out the world to understand homosexuals do not choose to be same sex oriented Many psychologies and people in general are studying this issue and no one knows when we will find the exact reason The word homosexuality first appeared in a German pamphlet in 1869 The word entered the English language two decades later Around 1900 psychiatry can to view homosexuality as a mental illness By the 1940s homosexuality was discussed as an aspect of psychopathic paranoid and schizoid personality disorders They actually tried to treat homosexuality as if it were some kind of disease Back then lesbians were forced to go through hysterectomies and estrogen injections It had become clear that neither affected their sexual preference Gay men were subjected to similar abuses James Harrisons 1992 documentary Changing Our Minds shows a film clip from the last 1940s of a young gay man undergoing a Tran orbital lobotomy A devise similar to an ice pick is inserted through the eye socket above the eye ball and into the brain It is moved back and forth reducing the pre frontal lobe to a hemorrhaging pulp The documentary also shows a 1950s film clip produced by the US Navy where another young
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