THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, May 9, 1974
Page Ter. THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, May 9, 1974
Gays confront psychiatrists
Ypsi crisis center
(ostured from 'atwe3)
their convention in Cobo Hall.
Nearly 200 gays - both men
and women-traveled to Detroit
Tuesday. Local lesbians de-
manded that thes have two rep-
resentatives in the panel dis-
cossion to present gay feminist
"We wanted to make it clear
to the psychiatrist that we are
not overly grateful that thet
took us off their sick lis" com-
mented local feminist Rachel
Kamel. "Their past crimes re-
garding their treatment of gays
were so enormous that this re-
classification is not a sufficient
Shortly after the panel discus-
sion began, Kamel and a radical
lesbian from Philadelphia read
a speech that lashed out at the
"atrolities" committed in rhe
name of psychiatric therapy.
"YOU SAY your work is heal'
ing and helping, but look at
shot you have done to women
and to lesbians," Kamel told
'the group of approximately 100
psychiatrists. "On your author-
ity, women are incarcerated in
mental hospitals and are lobo-
tomized. On your advice, wo-
men take dangerous drugs which
destroy the mind and the spirit."
After the speek, a small group
Of radical lesbians demanded
that the men leave the stage
so they could discuss problems
unique to women.
At this point, most of the psy-
chiatrists left the room.
"The lesbian message went in
one ear and . out the other,"
MEMBERS OF the APA were
not available for comment.
Although most of the local
gays felt the confrontation w ith
the APA had been unproductive,
they termed the remainder of
their sprint csnference "highly
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