Fighting Back: Defending the LGBT Mind and Body in Pennsylvania at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 5:30pm - Monday, October 19, 2015 - 5:30pm
1300 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

This year’s annual symposium on LGBT regional history, Fighting Back: Defending the LGBT Mind and Body in Pennsylvania focuses on health activism and the LGBT community.

At The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, speakers will examine the 1970s struggle to remove the mental illness stigma imposed by the American Psychiatric Association, as well as the contributions to the field made by Temple University psychiatrist John Fryer. They’ll also cover early AIDS history in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In conjunction, the William Way LGBT Community Center will host an exhibit examining the work of AIDS activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya.


A conference general registration of $30 or $15 for students, but free to members of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the William Way LGBT Center. 

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