April 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm EDT | by Staff reports
LGBT research pioneer to be honored
Caitlin Ryan, Family Acceptance Project, gay news, Washington Blade

Caitlin Ryan (Photo courtesy of Renna Communications)

SAN FRANCISCO — A pioneer in LGBT physical and mental health will be honored by the American Psychiatric Association at its annual meeting next month, the Windy City Times reported citing a press release.

Caitlin Ryan, a social worker, researcher and policy expert who worked to establish a national network of LGBT health and mental health providers, will receive the John E. Fryer Award in May. The APA will present it with the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists after its namesake who played a crucial role in persuading the APA to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders in 1973.

Ryan co-authored the first guidelines on AIDS policy for elected officials, co-authored the first clinical care guidelines for LGBT youth and conducted seminal research that established the role families play in the health and well being of LGBT children among many other accomplishments, the press release said.

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