UnErased: Dr. Davison and the Gay Cure | Radiolab | WNYC Studios


The episode we’re playing today, the third in the series, is one of the rarest stories of all: a man who publicly experiences a profound change of heart. This is a profile of one of the gods of psychotherapy, who through a reckoning with his own work (oddly enough in the pages of Playboy magazine), becomes the first domino to fall in science’s ultimate disowning of the “gay cure.”

From WNYC Studio is the podcast series UnErased which focuses on a time in which medical science, psychology, sexuality, and gay culture all were undergoing massive revolutions of the 1960s. One mans story covers the evolution of understanding towards homosexuality in men from a psychological disorder demanding a “cure” to a regular part of human sexuality.