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Evelyn Gentry Hooker
Birth: Sep. 2, 1907
North Platte
Lincoln County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1996
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Psychologist. She authored the pioneering 1957 study "The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual". In this work Hooker demonstrated that homosexual men were not inherently abnormal and that there was no difference between the pathologies of homosexual and heterosexual men. Her findings led directly to the American Psychiatric Association's removal of homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973. Although she was heterosexual, Hooker's impact on the gay community was significant enough that historian Eric Marcus has dubbed her "the Rosa Parks of the gay rights movement". A film about her work, "Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker", was nominated for an Academy Award in 1992 for Best Documentary. (bio by: Miracle Mile Tim) 
 
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Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 03, 2006
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