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Hooker, Evelynlocked

(2 Sept. 1907–18 Nov. 1996)
  • Katherine A. Hubbard

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Hooker, Evelyn (2 Sept. 1907–18 Nov. 1996), psychologist and key figure, in the movement to depathologize homosexuality in the US, was born Evelyn Gentry in her grandmother’s one-room farmhouse in North Platte, Nebraska, the sixth of nine children of Edward and Jessie Bethel Gentry. Her father was a tenant farmer and her mother worked as a practical nurse during the ...

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