Item: John Fryer at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meetings photographs, 1977-1979

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Record Number: 14040
Collection: John E. Fryer papers [3465]
Box/Case: 153
Relates to: John E. Fryer, 1937-2003
Address: ;
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Toronto; Chicago, ; IL ; , Canada;
Date of Original: May 2 - May 6 1977,May 12 - May 18 1979
Original Format: Photographs
Dimensions: 25.4 by 20.4 cm
Inscription text: 130th Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, Canada, May 2-6, 1977 GEIGY

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, Chicago, Illinois, May 12-18, 1979 GEIGY
Image description: Two images that depict John Fryer at the American Psychiatric Association meetings in 1977 and 1979. In 1977, he is shown seated at the organ. Fryer famously appeared at the 1972 Annual Meeting disguised at "Dr. H. Anonymous." He spoke about being gay and a psychiatrist. This speech is considered an important event in the decision to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).