Out@Mütter is a series of themed events sponsored by the Center for Education and Public Initiatives’ Out4STEM program. This series focuses on developing a safe space at the Mütter Museum for LGBTQA individuals, 21+, who are interested in learning more about what the Mütter Museum has to offer to the LGBTQIA community.
Our first Out@Mütter event Bones are not Binary was held on August 30, 2016. Through tours and discussions Mütter Museum tour guides explored forensics and gender identity. Drawing upon the Museum’s vast collection of specimens, Bones Are Not Binary demonstrated how gender is not binary and neither are our bones.
Future events will explore important issues related to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, biology, and science. All are welcome to attend.
Upcoming Out@Mütter Events
A Discussion of Dr Anonymous with Psychiatrist Guy Glass MD.
April 19, 2017
On May 2, 1972, psychiatrist John E. Fryer presented on the topic of homosexuality at the 1972 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, where he proclaimed, “I am a homosexual. I am a psychiatrist.” For fear of losing his job because of his sexual orientation, Fryer delivered his presentation while wearing a mask under the name “Dr. Henry Anonymous.” His actions contributed to homosexuality being removed from the APA’s list of mental illnesses. Join psychiatrist and College of Physicians of Philadelphia Fellow, Guy Glass, MD, as he discusses Fryer’s contributions to homosexual rights. Dr. Glass is also a playwright, and author of Dr. Anonymous, a play based on Dr. Fryer.