The John E Fryer, MD, Award honors an individual whose work has contributed to the mental health of sexual minorities. It was named for John Fryer, the psychiatrist who appeared as “Dr. H. Anonymous” at the 1972 APA meeting and helped move forward the process of removing the diagnosis of homosexuality from the DSM. The Award was funded by AGLP members, a matching grant from the Gill Foundation, and a bequest from AGLP founding member Frank Rundle, MD. The Fryer Award is given at the APA Annual or Fall meeting, and includes an honorarium and a lecture at the APA meeting.
The following AGLP awards are presented at the AGLP Annual Meeting in May of each year
The Stuart Nichols Award is presented to a community service organization in the Annual Meeting city that supports LGBT Mental Health. It was named after Stuart Nichols, MD, a community psychiatrist who did addictions and HIV work and was a mentor to many AGLP members, and includes a cash award.
The James Paulsen Award is presented to an AGLP member who has made significant contributions to the ongoing life of the organization. It was named after a founding AGLP member.
The Distinguished Service Award, AGLP’s first designated award, is given to an individual for outstanding contributions to the LGBT community. Over the years it has been awarded to AGLP members whose work extends past the reach of the organization, to supportive APA officials, and to public figures.
The Barbara Gittings Award is presented to a woman who demonstrates exceptional leadership and advocacy for lesbian Issues. It was named after one of the founders of the gay rights movement and one of the activists instrumental in moving APA to consider depathologizing homosexuality.
The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health (JGLMH) Outstanding Resident Paper Award for an outstanding paper written for publication by a psychiatry resident or other trainee. This award was supported in its first year by a generous grant by the William A Kerr Foundation, and includes a cash award, publication in JGLMH, and presentation of the paper at the AGLP meeting.
2006 Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings
2007 Lawrence Hartmann, MD
2008 Richard Pillard, MD
2009 Gavin Newsome
2010 Evan Wolfson
2011 Rev. Gene Robinson
2012 Marjorie J. Hill, Ph.D.
2013 Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D., ACSW
2014 Dee Mosbacher, M.D., Ph.D
2015 Laverne Cox
2004 (NYC) Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk School
2005 (Atlanta) Youthpride
2006 (Toronto) HIV Clinic in Mt Sinai Medical Center Psychiatry Department
2007 (San Diego) San Diego LGBT Community Center
2008 (Washington, DC) Children's Gender and Sexuality Advocacy and Education Program at Children’s National Medical Center
2009 (San Francisco) National Center for Lesbian Rights
2010 (New Orleans) New Orleans AIDS Task Force
2011 (Honolulu) Equality Hawai’i
2012 (Philadelphia) The Attic
2013 (San Francisco) UCSF Alliance Health Project
2014 (New York) Rainbow Heights Club
2015 (Toronto) David Kelley Services, a program of Family Services Association
2016 (Atlanta) Positive Impact Healthcare Center, Atlanta
1996 James Paulsen, M.D., awarded posthumously
1997 Bert Schaffner, M.D.
1998 Jim Krajeski, M.D.
1999 Peggy Hanley-Hackenbruck, M.D.
2000 David Scasta, M.D.
2001 Marshall Forstein, M.D.
2002 Margery Sved, M.D.
2003 Frank Rundle, M.D.
2004 Jack Drescher, M.D.
2005 Roy Harker
2006 Dan Hicks, M.D.
2007 David Kessler, M.D.
2008 Mary Barber, M.D.
2009 Gene Nakajima, M.D.
2010 Mark Townsend, M.D.
2011 George Harrison, M.D.
2012 Serena Volpp, M.D.
2013 Alan Schwartz, M.D.
2014 Philip Bialer, M.D.
2015 Ubaldo Leli, M.D.
2016 Edward Nix, M.D.
1986 Barney Frank
1987 Judd Marmor
1988 John Spiegel
1989 Emery Hetrick awarded posthumously
1990 Evelyn Hooker
1991 Paulette Goddard
1992 Urvashi Vaid
1993 Marlon Riggs
1994 Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings
1995 Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D.
1996 Martin Duberman
1997 Mel Sabshin, M.D.
1998 Sven Robinson
1999 Bob Cabaj, M.D. and Terry Stein, M.D.
2000 Richard Isay, M.D.
2001 Lawrence Hartmann, M.D.
2002 John Fryer, M.D.
2003 Francis Lu, M.D.
2004 Thomas Duane and Deborah Glick
2005 E Lynn Harris
2006 R Douglas Elliott
2008 C Dixon Osburn
2009 Jamison Green
2010 Roger Peele, M.D.
2011 Blake Oshiro and Jeff Akaka, M.D.
2012 Petros Levounis, M.D.
2013 Phylis Lyon
2014 Barbara Warren, Ph.D.
2015 Albina Veltman, M.D.
2016 Ralph Roughton, M.D.
2010 Joanne (Jody) Gates
2011 Ellen Halle, M.D.r
2012 Cathy Renna
2013 Patricia A. Robertson, M.D.
2014 Ida Hammer
2015 Rachel Epstein, M.A., Ph.D.
2016 Sally (Sarah) Herbert, M.D.
2010 Xavier Jiminez,M.D.
2011 Arthur Robinson Williams, M.D.
2012 Andrew Anson, M.D.
2014 Scott Summers, M.D.
2015 Jeffrey Neal, M.D.
2016 Kevin Donnelley-Boylen, M.D.
To nominate someone for any of these awards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions for the JGLMH Outstanding Resident Paper are due by March 15 of the award year, and can be sent to email@example.com.