ABSTRACT

In January 1975, the governing body of the American Psychological Association voted to oppose discrimination against gay and lesbian citizens and to support the 1973 action by the American Psychiatric Association, which removed homosexuality from the official list of mental disorders. While most mental health professionals are aware that the American Psychological Association’s resolution supported the de-pathologizing of homosexuality, they are often not aware how far reaching this statement was, particularly pertaining to issues of employment.