Changing Perceptions on Homosexuality
INSPIRATIONAL, 13 Jan 2020
Until the mid-1970s, Swedish law defined homosexuality as a disease.
At some point of raised awareness, homosexuals started calling sick and stayed home from work. Then some reporters also began to call their offices:
“Today I feel somewhat homosexual, so I cannot come to work.”
In time, the law was abolished.
Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. Fischer was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University 1986-88, has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities, and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.
Tags: Europe, Homosexuality, Inspirational, Sexualities, Sweden
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