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Bisexual musician Lou Reed left $500,000 to mother who used electroshock therapy to ‘cure’ him

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  1. Seems like this article is just a very clumsy attempt to question the judgement of a man in forgiving his OWN MOTHER.

  2. Elston Gunn 8 Nov 2013, 4:59pm

    So this is only story on the passing of Lou Reed by PN – rather shoddy.

    1. Quite – he died two weeks ago, BiMedia covered it, GSN did, even the Huff. Can you imagine PinkNews leaving it two weeks to mention the death of a gay music icon?

      1. I e-mailed PinkNews a few days after Lou Reed’s death enquiring into why they hadn’t written an article. I never heard back from them.

  3. Distasteful story. The sort of thing you read in gutter press.

  4. Rob Dargel 8 Nov 2013, 11:37pm

    It appears he understood that his mother was doing what seemed beneficial for her son, despite our awareness, now, that this is an inappropriate use of ECT. It is also unfortunate that a VERY beneficial tool in the treatment of major depression has been misused in an effort to reorient his sexual orientation.

    1. How is destroying parts of the brain a beneficial treatment? No-one I know who has successfully overcome major depression underwent torture to do so. Having said this, it must be borne in mind (though also borne in mind that quite a few psychologists and doctors THEN decried its use in this way) that, at the risk of quoting Lou, those were different times. I must say I was a little surprised to learn his mother was still alive.

    2. Christopher Hobe Morrison 12 Nov 2013, 6:37am

      Rockland State Hospital was a horrible place.

  5. hhmmm? electroshock = liver disease??? strange!!

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