Season 1: Episode 4: Dr. Evelyn Hooker

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

By Eric Marcus

Season 1: Episode 4: Dr. Evelyn Hooker

Thursday, 3 November

In 1945 Dr. Evelyn Hooker’s gay friend Sam From urged her to do a study challenging the commonly held belief that homosexuals were by nature mentally ill. It was work that would ultimately strip the “sickness” label from millions of gay men and women and change the course of history. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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