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

Prize

  • $1,000
  • Plaque
  • Award lecture

Criteria/Eligibility

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

Nomination Requirements

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

Submission Information

diversityatapa@psych.org

Deadline

June 30

Award Notification

January

Award Presentation

Presented at the lecture during APA’s Annual Meeting or Institute on Psychiatric Services

Staff Contact

Patrick Odai-Afotey
(202) 559-3176
podai-afotey@psych.org

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2018
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2018 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Thur,  Oct  04 - Sun,  Oct  07
May
2019
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2019 Annual Meeting
  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • Sat,  May  18 - Wed,  May  22