Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker (1992)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Gender Issues, Psychology  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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After devoting most of her professional career to an objective study of the mental health of homosexuals, psychiatrist Evelyn Hooker used the evidence she gathered from her research to persuade the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. This documentary explores this pioneering (heterosexual) woman's extraordinary life and career, and in interviews she is shown to be someone who is very intolerant of sloppy reasoning and intolerance itself. She began studying homosexuals after she became acquainted with Hollywood's gay and lesbian elite in the years just following World War II.

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homosexual, mental-health, pioneer, psychiatry, research