Changing Views on Homosexuality, Transvestism, and Transsexualism

  • John L. Hampson


It has become a cliché to say that we are in the midst of a sexual revolution. Revolution or not, enormous changes have taken place and are continuing to take place in our attitudes toward human sexuality. This movement toward an emancipation from traditional sexual mores began in the 1920’s, but it took the Kinsey reports of 1948 and 1953 to bring a kind of scientific respectability to the topic of human sexuality and thus make it at least possible to discuss such matters as homosexuality and even heterosexuality in the newspapers and other communications media. Whereas earlier such phrases as “immoral practices” and “indecent behavior” were used to cover a multitude of things, gradually such words as “homosexuality,” “transvestism,” “lesbianism,” and “gay” began to be seen with increasing frequency in articles, novels, plays, etc.


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