Item: Philadelphia Gay News Dr. Anonymous [John Fryer] article photocopy, [2002]

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Record Number: 8180
Collection: John E. Fryer papers [3465]
Box/Case: 38
Folder: 12
Depicted: John E. Fryer, 1937-2003, Barbara Gittings, 1932-2007
Date of Original: May 17 - May 23 2002
Original Format: Clippings
Reproduction Format: Print › Photocopy
Image description: This newspaper clipping is part of the John ryer papers. It shows Fryer, disguised as "Dr. H. Anonymous," during the American Psychiatric Association's 1972 Annual Meeting. He discussed 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).