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Lesbian Issues

Oddly, it was when sexologists early in the twentieth century began to promote women’s sexual fulfillment that lesbianism began to be noticed and labeled deviant. Sexologists declared that the real woman blossomed with the love of a man (officially, her husband). Lesbians, if they could not be dismissed as weird feminist misfits, were to be pitied as unfortunate deviants.6 Homosexuality was included on the list of psychiatric mental illnesses and disorders.