Author/Editor:

Stålström, Olli
Title:Homosexualism - the Myth of Selfdestruction. Homosexualitet - myten om självdestruktion
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Category:Articles
Published in:Hansson, Johan (ed.): Homosexuella och omvärlden
Volume/Part:
Pages:241-250
Date:1982
Publisher:Liberförlag
Place:Stockholm
Type:Published works
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No electronic version available.

Abstract:
      In his article Stålström criticizes the way in which homosexuality is treated as a psychiatric problem, not as a social one. Psychiatry - classifying homosexuality as a sickness - as well as discriminating laws, commercial sex and tabloids reproduce false stereotypes of homosexuals and force homosexuals to live a double-life. Stålström compares the situation of homosexuals in Finland with apartheid, and he states that the problems and self-destructiveness of homosexuals should be seen as a result of oppression.
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