In this chapter I discuss the role of denial in the development of homosexual men, a population different from others commented on in this book. Ideas about homosexuality have changed radically in recent years, both in the psychoanalytic community and the general public. In order to understand the psychodynamics of homosexual men, we must study the role of denial in their lives. Such a study may be taken as an example of the general importance of denial in psychological functioning.
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