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Bill Cohen

It is wonderful to see this excellent review.

By way of note, the book is also available in paperback ($14.95).

With best wishes,

Bill Cohen, Publisher
Harrington Park Press, Inc.

Charles Silverstein

Joe Kort makes the claim in this review that gay liberation groups had nothing to do with the American Psychiatric Association's removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder. He should have done his homework. Gay activists worked hard and openly to effect the change, including demonstrating, breaking up meetings, even providing the money to pay for the mailing to APA members voting whether or not to support the change by the Board of Directors. Bayer documented the work of these groups in his "Homosexuality and American Psychiatry." So have I in numerous publications. Politics and psychiatric diagnosis have always been bedfellows, and they remain so today.

Joe Kort

I am not the one making the "claim" that gay liberation groups had nothing to do with the APA's removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder. It was actually what I read in this book.

Joseph P. Merlino, MD, MPA

Joe Kort's review of our book is personally most gratifying. His experience in which: "Each time I sat down to read this book, I chose to imagine that I was sitting at the feet of those being interviewed, and that they were telling me stories the way my grandmother and other family elders did with me as I grew up — stories that intrigued me, angered me, made me cry and made me laugh out loud" is the experience I'd hoped readers would have when I first suggested the idea of an oral history of our "grandparents and parents" for the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy. Thank you Joe.

Joseph P. Merlino, MD, MPA

Joe Kort's review of our book is personally most gratifying. His experience in which: "Each time I sat down to read this book, I chose to imagine that I was sitting at the feet of those being interviewed, and that they were telling me stories the way my grandmother and other family elders did with me as I grew up — stories that intrigued me, angered me, made me cry and made me laugh out loud" is the experience I'd hoped readers would have when I first suggested the idea of an oral history of our "grandparents and parents" for the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy. Thank you Joe.

Joseph P. Merlino, MD, MPA

Joe Kort's review of our book is personally most gratifying. His experience in which: "Each time I sat down to read this book, I chose to imagine that I was sitting at the feet of those being interviewed, and that they were telling me stories the way my grandmother and other family elders did with me as I grew up — stories that intrigued me, angered me, made me cry and made me laugh out loud" is the experience I'd hoped readers would have when I first suggested the idea of an oral history of our "grandparents and parents" for the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy. Thank you Joe.

Joseph P. Merlino, MD, MPA

Joe Kort's review of our book is personally most gratifying. His experience in which: "Each time I sat down to read this book, I chose to imagine that I was sitting at the feet of those being interviewed, and that they were telling me stories the way my grandmother and other family elders did with me as I grew up — stories that intrigued me, angered me, made me cry and made me laugh out loud" is the experience I'd hoped readers would have when I first suggested the idea of an oral history of our "grandparents and parents" for the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy. Thank you Joe.

Joe Kort

You are welcome Joseph. It was a pleasure to read it!

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