The APAGS Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns (APAGS-CLGBTC) works on behalf of the community of LGBT graduate students in psychology and their allies nationwide. The committee provides education, advocacy and personal and professional development opportunities to ensure the successful graduate experience of LGBT and allied students. The committee aspires to build, strengthen and empower its members through the use of innovative technologies, collaborative advocacy and inclusive practice.
The Committee endeavors to provide a range of supportive resources to students at all stages of graduate school:
Graduate Student Mentoring Program
Join our annual program that pairs LGBT graduate student mentees with professionals and advanced student mentors.
Training Videos on Gender and Sexual Minority Issues
Supplement your LGBT-related training with these Youtube videos on a range of issues related to practice and research.
APAGS-CLGBTC Climate Guide for LGBT and Allied Students and Professionals (PDF, 229KB)
Use this guide to ask questions and gather information about the climate towards LGBT individuals in graduate programs, internships, postdocs, jobs and elsewhere. You can also supplement the guide with this semiannual survey data.
APAGS Resource Guide for LGBT Students in Psychology
Download this 12-chapter guide filled with suggestions and support to help LGBT individuals navigate the complex issues we face as graduate students.
Peer Support for Individual Concerns
Write our chair with private concerns about graduate school life as an LGBTQ student or ally.
Join our Discussion Group
We invite all APAGS members to contribute to the APAGSLGBT email group, where broad discussions and announcements around sexual orientation and gender identity concerns in graduate school take place in a supportive environment. Send an email to the Listserv® with a blank subject. In the body, write "SUBSCRIBE APAGSLGBT <firstname> <lastname>". Read the details and Listserv policies.
Grants and Awards
APAGS-CLGBTC awards a grant for a project that promotes training and educational experiences in LGBT practice as well as a grant that awards outstanding dissertation research in the area of LGBT concerns.
Chair: Jennifer Vencill (2012-2014)
Texas Tech University, Texas
Natalie M. Alizaga (2013-2015)
The George Washington University, D.C.
Julia Benjamin (2012-2014)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wis.
Matthew Chester (2013-2015)
University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Nicholas Erick Grant (2013-2015)
Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University, Calif.
Skyler Jackson (2012-2014)
University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
Eric A. Samuels (2012-2014)
The Wright Institute, Calif.