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
- "This Day in June"
Stonewall Award for the American Library Association's 2015 Youth Media Awards.
- Resolution on gender and sexual orientation diversity in children and adolescents in schools
The joint APA and NASP Resolution on gender and sexual orientation diversity in children and adolescents in schools was adopted by the Council of Representatives, August 2014, accompanied by several supporting resources.
- Graduate Student/Early Career Professional Travel Award
APA's Div. 39 (Psychoanalysis) Sexualities and Gender Identities Committee is pleased to announce the division's new Scholars Program.
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2015
- Double-whammy discrimination
Health-care providers' biases and misunderstandings are keeping some older LGBT patients from getting the care they need. Psychologists are working to change that. Monitor on Psychology®, November 2014
- An APA amicus brief was cited in the 9th Circuit Court decision (PDF, 480KB) to strike down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada. That decision was stayed temporarily by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. If the stay is lifted, the 9th Circuit Court decision would effectively strike down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. Oct. 7, 2014.
The George Washington University graduate certificate program in LGBT Health Policy & Practice is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. Tuition assistance deadline, March 15, final deadline, May 31
Parents don't have to choose between their faith and their LGBT kids by Caitlin Ryan, The Washington Post, January 2015
Call for Papers: Psychology of Sexualities Review — Special Issue on LGBTI Psychology: International Perspectives (PDF, KB)
Deadline: March 30, 2015
Special Event at APA:
Aging with HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Successes of a Lifetime Defined by the Epidemic
Distinguished Leader guest speaker Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH
Dec. 3, 2014
United Nations Human Rights Council adopts resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity with 25 voting in favor, 14 against and seven abstentions.
Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for Being LGBT in America
by the Center for American Progress and the Movement Advancement Project, September 2014
The LGBT Divide: A Data Portrait of LGBT People in the Midwestern, Mountain & Southern States
Williams Institute, Dec. 18, 2014
ACA Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities: A Resource for Behavioral Health Providers
Briefing; part of a toolkit to help behavioral health providers assist LGBT people enroll in health insurance plans. Also includes a PowerPoint presentation and a consumer oriented Frequently Asked Questions brochure. Related panel discussion at APA headquarters on Nov. 21, 2014: Addressing LGBT Behavioral Health Disparities by Improving Access to Care.
Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming or Born with Differences of Sex Development
Association of American Medical Colleges