This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
*shakes head* A shame. APA took it off their list, but the Department of Defence still lists that. Aigoo. While this angers me, this saddens me more than anything else. When will people just accept each other, tolerate each other? Never is the answer I can come up with. Us humans are just intolerant species. Complex should be Homo sapiens middle name. If aliens ever do come to Earth, they will run away screaming from us since we do have a tough neighbourhood.
Back to the article. I had no clue DoD still lists homosexuality as mental disorder. Huh. Is being gay so disgusting that it has to be labelled as a mental disorder? I don’t think it is. How is being true to oneself a disorder? How is loving a different gender when love is still love a bad thing? While I may consider myself a cynic, I am an oxymoron in terms of being a cynical romantist. I believe that love is love, even if it is a bitch to find it nowadays.
Then again, humans are easily influenced aren’t they? If someone “straight” can be duped by someone “gay”, then that means their mind has been messed with, and then they believe they are gay, bi, straight, or whatever. Is that why it’s considered a mental disorder? What if it was vice versa? What if the world was entirely gay, and someone who’s straight tries to join society. Would they be labelled as mentally ill? Probably. Or probably not.
Bottom line: I hope the future grows more tolerant with each other. I hope we stop treating others differently just because they are “different.” I hope for all this, but as a pessimist, it ain’t happening. Not the way humans are.
Enough contemplation for now before I go off on tangent and talk about some other topic.