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Ron Gold, Pioneer in Challenging Sickness Label, Dies

Ron Gold, Pioneer in Challenging Sickness Label, Dies

BY ANDY HUMM | Ron Gold, who told a committee of shrinks, “Stop it, you’re making me sick!,” in a 1973 speech as part of the successful campaign to get the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from their Index of Mental Disorders, died at his East Village home May 1 at the age […]

Father John McNeill, Gay Catholic Pioneer, Dead at 90

Father John McNeill, Gay Catholic Pioneer, Dead at 90

BY ANDY HUMM | Father John McNeill, a Catholic priest, moral theologian, and psychotherapist, whose groundbreaking “The Church and the Homosexual” in 1976 challenged the condemnation of gay love by Church dogma and scripture, died on September 22 in Fort Lauderdale after a long illness. He was 90. He is survived by his husband, Charles Chiarelli. […]