Homosexuality is nothing to be ashamed of

Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, was contacted in 1935 by a mother worried about her son’s apparent homosexuality. Freud – who believed that all humans are attracted to both sexes in some capacity – wrote the following letter in response. The letter was later passed on to Alfred Kinsey and reproduced in The American Journal of Psychiatry in 1951, hence the attached note.

Transcript follows. Image courtesy of The Truth Tree.


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