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Betty Berzon (January 18, 1928 — January 24, 2006) was an American author and psychotherapist known for her work with the gay and lesbian communities.

Berzon was among the first psychotherapists to assist gay and lesbian clients. After coming out as a lesbian in 1968, she began providing therapy to gays and lesbians, and in 1971, she organized the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center as well as an organization of gays and lesbians within the American Psychiatric Association, which declassified homosexuality as a mental illness two years later.

Berzon temporarily attended Stanford University before enrolling in UCLA in 1952 and graduating in 1957. She then obtained her master's degree from San Diego State University in 1962.

Berzon's books included Positively Gay (1979), Permanent Partners (1988), and The Intimacy Dance (1996). Berzon also wrote a personal memoir, Surviving Madness, a Therapist's Own Story (2002) in which she discussed her previous suicide attempt and institutionalization. The book received a Lambda Literary Award for excellence in gay and lesbian writing. For many years, she wrote an advice column on gay relationships for PlanetOut.com.

Berzon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1986. She was treated by mastectomy and her cancer remained in remission for many years. The cancer returned in 2001, and Berzon died on January 24, 2006. She is survived by Teresa DeCrescenzo, the president of Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services, whom Berzon met in 1973 and married during a mass wedding ceremony at the 1993 March on Washington.
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Total Books: 11
Surviving Madness The Betty Berzon Story
2012 - Surviving Madness the Betty Berzon Story (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935226543
ISBN-10: 1935226541
Genre: Gay & Lesbian
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Permanent Partners Building Gay  Lesbian Relationships That Last
2004 - Permanent Partners Building Gay Lesbian Relationships That Last (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452286214
ISBN-10: 0452286212
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Surviving Madness  A Therapist's Own Story
2002 - Surviving Madness a Therapist's Own Story [Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780299176204
ISBN-10: 0299176207
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

Queer Blues The Lesbian and Gay Guide to Overcoming Depression
The Intimacy Dance  A Guide to Long-Term Success in Gay and Lesbian Relationships
1997 - The Intimacy Dance a Guide to Long-term Success in Gay and Lesbian Relationships (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452277472
ISBN-10: 0452277477
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

The Intimacy Dance A Guide to Long-Term Success in Gay and Lesbian Relationships
Setting Them Straight  You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life
1996 - Setting Them Straight You Can Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780452274211
ISBN-10: 0452274214
Genres: Nonfiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

Permanent Partners  Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships That Last
1990 - Permanent Partners Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships That Last (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780452263086
ISBN-10: 0452263085
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Permanent Partners Building Gay  Lesbian Relationships That Last