Homosexuality is a Mental Illness

If ever we needed in this country to adopt a new attitude towards homosexuality, this is the time. Instead of treating it as a crime and driving it underground, we ought to recognize it for what it is: it’s a mental illness, it’s a psychiatric condition which ought to be treated sympathetically by psychiatrists and social workers.

~ Tommy Douglas (1904-10-20 1986-02-24 age:81)

Strangely, when he said this, many years ago, his was the most progressive view in Canada.