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.
$1,000, Plaque, Award lecture
Criteria / Eligibility
Candidates for the award should be Someone who has contributed to improving the mental health of sexual minorities.
Selection CriteriaThe Chair of the Caucus of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists convenes a selection committee to review nominees.
Nomination / Application Details
- Nominations can be submitted at apply.psychiatry.org
- An open call for nominations will be published in APA communications.
- Self-nominations and nominations by a colleague are accepted.
- Nominations must include the following information:
- A Letter of Recommendation.
- The nominee’s current CV and bibliography.
After the APAF Board of Directors confirms the awardees, typically in November.
Award presented at the APA Annual Meeting during the Fryer Award Lecture.