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Fryer Award

The John Fryer Award, established in 2005, honors an individual who has contributed to improving the mental health of sexual minorities. The award is named for Dr. John Fryer, a gay psychiatrist who played a crucial role in prompting APA to review the scientific data and to remove homosexuality from its diagnostic list of mental disorders in 1973.

APA Component(s)

  • Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities
  • Caucus of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

Co-Sponsor

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

Program Benefits

$1,000, Plaque, Award lecture

Criteria / Eligibility

Someone who has contributed to improving the mental health of sexual minorities

Nomination / Application Details

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Nominee’s one-page biographical sketch
  • Nominee’s CV

Submit to apply.psychiatry.org

Deadline

August 1

Notification

November

Award Presentation

Presented at the lecture during APA's Annual Meeting

Contact

Camille Bryan, Ed.D.
[email protected]

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