In an interview with Kristin Keith, Philadelphia City Paper, June 24, 1999, p. 22, Lillian Faderman said:
I came out in 1956. Two years later I was a freshman at UCLA and I remember that all entering freshmen had to take a battery of psychological tests that asked all sorts of questions. But scattered among those questions were things like 'Do you ever fantasize about making love to someone of the same sex?' and of course I knew to answer 'no' to these questions.... In those days you could easily get expelled, or if you were a professor you could easily lose your job.
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