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George Weinberg (born 1935) is a Manhattan psychotherapist with a doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University, a Master's degree in English from New York University, and advanced training in mathematical statistics. He has written twelve books and is published in twenty-three languages. He has also written for popular and professional journals, and for television.
Weinberg is known for several major contributions to psychotherapy. He coined the word "homophobia" (and discussed the phenomenon extensively in his 1972 book, Society and the Healthy Homosexual) to propose that those who harbor prejudice against homosexuals, and not homosexuals themselves, are suffering from a psychological malady, an irrational state of mind. Weinberg, though heterosexual himself, became a leader in the ultimately successful struggle to have homosexuality removed as a diagnostic category from the DSM, the professional therapeutic handbook. He has been instrumental in shifting public perception of homosexuality.
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