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Ray Levy Uyeda

Ray Levy Uyeda

Ray Levy Uyeda is a Bay Area-based freelance writer who covers justice and activism. Read more of her work at and find her on Twitter @raylevyuyeda.

The DSM in rainbow colors

How LGBTQ+ Activists Got “Homosexuality” out of the DSM

The first DSM, created in 1952, established a hierarchy of sexual deviancies, vaulting heterosexual behavior to an idealized place in American culture.