In the 1970s, homosexuality was viewed as a form of insanity, and was condemned as such. Until recently, even homosexuals thought it was taboo to discuss it openly in public. These men, despite their association with the GAYPA, “never questioned, even among themselves, traditional psychiatric ideas about homosexuality” (Chicago Public Media, n.d.). According to them, this was due to their “internalized homophobia” (Chicago Public Media, n.d.). On top of that, homosexuality was frowned upon and those who were homosexual were treated as if they had a disease that needed to be addressed. Most people believe it is a normal sexual behavior, no more pathological than something like left-handedness, according to the survey (Chicago Public Media, n.d.). Homosexuality remains a contentious issue around the world, but many countries, including the United States, have begun to accept homosexuality more openly.