slider top

Audio: CBC: In Memoriam Dr. Richard Friedman


Andrew Solomon remembers his psychiatrist, the late Dr. Richard Friedman, who spent a lifetime fighting the idea that homosexuality was pathological, and documenting the scientific basis for the proposition that sexual orientation was innate, immutable, and not a condition to by “cured” by Freudian analysis or anything else. Dr. Friedman, author of Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective (Yale University Press 1988), passed away at the age of 79 on March 31, 2020. (Andrew’s segment begins at 38:20.)