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Richard Isay, M.D.
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Dr. Richard Isay has been prominent among those who have argued that sexual orientation is fundamentally constitutional and not subject to change. His ideas and activism were responsible for moving the traditional goals of the psychiatric establishment with regard to homosexuals away from its longstanding aim of using psychotherapy to turn them into heterosexuals. Dr. Isay received is psychoanalytic training at the Western New England Institute of Psychoanalysis. Very active in the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the Western New England Psychoanalytic Society, he was vice president of the National Lesbian and Gay Health Association. Dr. Isay has written numerous articles and books, most recently the book, Being Gay. He is in private practice in New York City.