This powerful documentary illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBT equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in 1973. Before this momentous decision, the medical establishment viewed every gay and lesbian person as diseased and in need of a cure. Business and government used the mental-illness classification to justify discrimination and bigotry. As long as lesbians and gay men were “sick,” progress toward equality was nearly impossible.

– Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2020 – Best Documentary
– NewFest: New York’s LGBT Film Festival 2020 – Best Documentary
– OUT at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Fest 2020 – Best Documentary
– Rochester ImageOut 2020 – Best Documentary


Patrick Sammon, Bennett Singer


Harry Adamson, Gary Alinder, Irving Bieber, Robert Campbell, Sally Duplaix


Ian Honeyman


Sam Henriques


United States 2020

running time:

80 minutes

Polish subtitles

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