Death of Dr. Richard A. Isay

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    Jul 04, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/health/richard-isay-fought-illness-tag-for-gays-dies-at-77.html?src=recg
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    Jul 04, 2012 9:44 AM GMT
    An exceptional man. In spite of being shackled by the morays of his own generation's sociological ignorance, his personal journey and his clinical genius played a critical role in the history of gay rights. In fact, I would argue it's not hyperbole to say that every single man here owes him some small debt of gratitude, as either directly or indirectly he has touched all of our lives.
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    Jul 04, 2012 10:11 AM GMT
    So the psychiatric community had to be dragged kicking and screaming into accepting gays as normal. Well, we are lucky that Dr. Isay lived. Too bad he died kind of early. Wonder what cancer he had.
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    Jul 04, 2012 10:31 AM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidAn exceptional man. In spite of being shackled by the morays of his own generation's sociological ignorance, his personal journey and his clinical genius played a critical role in the history of gay rights. In fact, I would argue it's not hyperbole to say that every single man here owes him some small debt of gratitude, as either directly or indirectly he has touched all of our lives.


    Morays? I think you mean mores. Or did you mean shackled by eels? icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 04, 2012 12:13 PM GMT
    A very important leader in our community gone too soon.
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    Jul 04, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    That modern psychology, sociology, social work, the sciences (from possibly genetics to ethology) have yet to succeed given decades of disseminating their findings in correcting centuries of gay people being vilified by religious digma, especially in the context of communication capabilities the likes of which this world has never before known, speaks loudly to the state of enlightenment of these, our very own, and deeply personal, dark ages.

    What human rights we realize are built by the efforts of the living and inevitably rest firmly embedded upon the mounds of graves.
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    Jul 07, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    MuscleComeBack saidAn exceptional man. In spite of being shackled by the morays of his own generation's sociological ignorance, his personal journey and his clinical genius played a critical role in the history of gay rights. In fact, I would argue it's not hyperbole to say that every single man here owes him some small debt of gratitude, as either directly or indirectly he has touched all of our lives.


    Morays? I think you mean mores. Or did you mean shackled by eels? icon_wink.gif


    mores is one of those terms many people often get wrong. i have even done it once myself.