Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns
The mission of the APA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge on gender identity and sexual orientation to benefit society and improve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people's lives.
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APA LGBT News
New resources from the Div. 44 Committee for Transgender People and Gender Diversity:
Fact Sheet: Gender Diversity and Transgender Identity in Adolescents (PDF, 130KB)
Fact Sheet: Gender Diversity and Transgender Identity in Children (PDF, 75KB)
The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Outstanding Achievement Awards
Nomination deadline: May 1, 2014
APA cited in Michigan same-sex marriage ruling
Michigan District Court judge overturns voter approved Michigan Marriage Amendment on March 21, 2014.
When Policy Gets Under the Skin (In a Good Way): The Case of LGBT Health
Caroline Fitz, MPhil, and a graduate student intern with APA Public Interest Government Relations Office, blogs about research findings that health outcomes for LGBT people correlate to nondiscrimination policies.
Letter from national and international psychological organizations urge the president of Uganda not to sign the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill."
Filipino psychologists organize first LGBT professional group in SEAsia, launch new studies
Aside from launching the Psychological Association of the Philippines' (PAP) LGBT Psychology Special Interest Group, the first organized collective of mental health professionals dedicated to LGBT rights and well-being in the Philippines and in the Southeast Asian region, PAP also celebrated another first for LGBT psychology in Asia: a special all-LGBT issue of its peer-reviewed research journal, the Philippine Journal of Psychology.
Outrage, April 8, 2014
Sexual Orientation and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in US Adolescent Boys
Pediatrics, Feb. 2, 2014
Expanded Criminalization of Homosexuality in Uganda: A flawed Narrative - Empirical evidence and strategic alternatives from an African perspective
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)
Discussion Paper on Transgender Health & Human Rights
United Nations Development Programme
This paper aims to inform UNDP's work on transgender health and human right to foster greater understanding on the health and human rights issues that impact trans people and consequently influence their social marginalization.