Gay History Month – October 27: Sigmund Freud On Homosexuality, The GAA Invades Harper’s Magazine and the Tragic Murder of Gay Sailor Allen Schindler

n 1935, Freud wrote to a mother who had asked him to treat her son’s homosexuality, a letter that would later become famous:

“I gather from your letter that your son is a homosexual. I am most impressed by the fact that you do not mention this term yourself in your information about him. May I question you why you avoid it”