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Cured

Season 23 Episode 1 | 54m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

When doctors classified homosexuality as a mental illness to be “cured,” they employed cruel treatments like electroshock and lobotomies. LGBTQ+ activists and their allies fought back — and won a momentous victory when the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders in 1973.

Aired: 10/11/21

Expires: 11/10/21

Rating: TV-MA

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