Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Military's Closet – by Prudence Gourguechon, MD – February 2, 2010 – Psychology Today

The emotional damage 
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

The tide seems to be finally turning in favor of reversing the pernicious policy known as "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT) . "Don't Ask Don't Tell" is the military policy, in effect since 1993, whereby gays and lesbians in the military are "allowed" to stay in the military as long as their sexual preference is kept in the closet. Promulgated under the Clinton administration as an attempted compromise between those who felt that gays did not belong in the military and those who felt their exclusion was both ridiculous and discriminatory, DADT has, like so many aspects of social policy, had unintended negative consequences…

…In 2009, The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) issued a position statement on the psychological damage caused by the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy…

…APsaA's research and clinical experience adds the following psychological ill effects of DADT to the social and military problems mentioned in the Times editorial:

• Increased stress levels are seen in soldiers who are not able to freely access partners and friends back home for needed support

• The emotional toll of keeping sexual orientation hidden is well-documented

• Increased isolation of those living under DADT leads to greater vulnerability to stress-related disorders 

Read complete article - by Prudence Gourguechon, MD – February 2, 2010 – Psychology Today

Walls of Repression - Psychology of Compartmentalizing Sex
by Dan Woog

Black Masculinity Matters in Attitudes Toward Gay Males
by Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., PhD,  and Juan Battle, PhD

Individual And Coming Out
by Jack Drescher M.D.

Jack Drescher, M.D. Website

Life on the Q-List
Los Angeles October 14 – 17, 2010

Closeted anti-gays are the enemy within
By LZ Granderson, May 13, 2010, Special to CNN

Closeted Reactionaries - by Christopher Lane, Ph.D., May 6, 2010 – Psychology Today

George Rekers - A Heaven-Sent RENT BOY
“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”

Vatican Asking For Male Prostitutes
“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”
Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork,
she will still find her way back.

Gay Prostitution Probe Rocks Vatican
2 Officials At Center Of Investigation In What Officials Call An
'Organized' Male Prostitution Ring – CBS NEWS

Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.

“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson

…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Protect children and the entire world will be safe.

Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

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