Jack Drescher, M.D.: Spitzer’s “swift efforts to correct. . .misuse of his unpublished study is an important contribution to gays and lesbians worldwide.”
Conservative politicians, particularly those in Finland’s Christian Democratic Party, cited mental health issues as a major factor in their vehement denunciation of the proposal. Thus, supporters in the country’s mental health community turned for help to New York psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Jack Drescher, M.D., chair of the APA Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues and immediate past president of the New York County District Branch.