Newswise — Rutgers School of Public Health Dean, Perry N. Halkitis, has received the Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity for Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation.

The book, which was released in 2019 ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and during National Pride Month, is a moving historical account of what it means to come of age as a gay man in America, providing a nuanced personal account of the realities and challenges faced by three different generations of gay men: Stonewall, AIDS, and Queer.

Halkitis, who is trailblazer in the field of LGBTQ+ health, was one of the first psychologists to research and document the behavioral, mental health, and psychosocial issues related to HIV/AIDS and to address the challenges and needs of gay men across generations.

He is also a professor of biostatistics and urban-global public health and the Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies. Halkitis holds degrees in psychology, education, and public health, which he uses to fiercely advocate for the health of all people and populations.  


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