John E. Fryer, Vanderbilt student photo, September 15, 1957
Vanderbilt Department of Medical Illustration,
“Medical School Student Pictures, 1957: J.E. Fryer,”
VUMC Through Time, accessed July 12, 2014
Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections
Fifteen years later, would give a speech at the American Psychiatric Association annual conference, as Dr. H. Anonymous, which began: “I am a homosexual. I am a psychiatrist…”
The sickness label was an albatross around the neck of our early gay rights groups — it infected all our work on other issues. Anything we said on our behalf could be dismissed as ‘That’s just your sickness talking.’ The sickness label was used to justify discrimination, especially in employment, and especially by our own government.Barbara Gittings
The Vote that ‘Cured’ Millions,
The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, July 2007
Wonder Woman for President!
HOMOSEXUALS ARE REVOLTING!
The first official UK Gay Pride Rally was held in London on the 1st July 1972 with approximately 2000 participants.
Gay Activist/Author Randolfe Hayden “Randy” Wicker Television Interview in 1972
"In 1972, gays answering blunt questions on television was new territory. I was the first homosexual to appear on television, full-faced & undisguised, in NYC on the Les Crane Show in 1965. I went to Chicago to be on the Kupcinent Show in the 1960s because there was no homosexual willing to appear on TV in Chicago." — Randy Wicker