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.
Programs and Services
APA LGBT News
In recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2013, the APA LGBT Concerns Office developed a new webpage: "When LGBT People Face Forced Migration or Torture, What is the Role of Psychology?"
Isn't It Time LGBT Individuals Were Federally Protected from Discrimination?
APA Public Interest blog
Two new APAGS-CLGBTC graduate student training webinars are now online. The webinars offer evidence-based tips and peer-to-peer suggestions for dealing with difficult subjects and increasing one's cultural competency related to gender and sexual minority concerns.
Throughout history, transgender people have been misunderstood and seldom studied. That's beginning to change.
Monitor on Psychology®, April 2013
New Gender Dysphoria Criteria Replace GID
Psychiatric News, April 5, 2013
Legislation can curb discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment situations
Rice Study, April 8, 2013
Two educational opportunities related to LGBT health:
- Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health at Fenway Health and Boston University, July 15-Aug. 9, 2013 (PDF, 945KB)
- LGBT Health Graduate Certificate (first of its kind in applied health) at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Promoting the Well-Being of Children Whose Parents are Gay or Lesbian
American Academy of Pediatrics, March 2013: The American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement in support of same-sex marriage says that allowing gay and lesbian parents to marry if they so choose is in the best interests of their children.
The British Psychological Society issues Position Statement: Therapies Attempting to Change Sexual Orientation (PDF, 113KB), December 2012
Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records
Workshop summary, Institute of Medicine, December 2012
Recommendations for promoting the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adolescents: a position paper of the society for adolescent health and medicine
Journal of Adolescent Health, April 2013
Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation
NeuroRehabilitation, April 2013
Anxiety and Depression in Transgender Individuals: The Roles of Transition Status, Loss, Social Support and Coping
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology®, February 2013