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Coming Out on the Wave of Feminism, Coming to Age on the Ocean of Multiculturalism
Coming out on the wave of feminism, coming to age on the ocean of multiculturalism
Louise A.DouceThe Ohio State University

The most effective way to keep a group out of any discourse is to keep them invisible. The struggle to be visible and validated is a common theme in contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) cultures. Prior to 1973, the experience of LGB counseling professionals was complete invisibility. It was only in 1973 that homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association) as an illness. Prior to the 70s, anyone known to be homosexual or “LGB” was at great risk to lose his or ...

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