Episode 17 – Commemorating LGBT History Month by remembering ‘Dr Anonymous’

The UK commemorates LGBT History Month every February as an annual opportunity to remember the history of the LGBTQIA+ rights movements. As part of this month-long celebration, we wanted to talk about the ‘Dr Anonymous’ episode, in which Dr John E. Fryer contributed to pave the way for the de-pathologisation of homosexuality through a powerful performance at the American Psychiatric Association annual conference in 1972.

To know more about the events addressed in this podcast, you can consult: David L. Scasta MD (2003) John E. Fryer, MD, and the Dr. H. Anonymous Episode, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, 6:4, 73-84, DOI: 10.1300/J236v06n04_06

Jason and Edgar having tea by Joel Perez-Negrin

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