The Horrifying Practice Once Widely Performed on Gay People

From:Smithsonian Time Capsule: Beyond Stonewall

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In the early 20th century, the medical establishment became fixated with the idea that gay people could be “cured.” To achieve this, they turned to a litany of brutal practices: from electrotherapy to lobotomies.