LGBT Concerns and International Psychology
The International Network on Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Concerns & Transgender Issues in Psychology (International Network) was formed in 2005 and is composed of national, multinational and international psychological associations.
About The International Network (PDF, 58KB)
À propos du Réseau international (PDF, 243KB)
International Council for Science (ICSU)
Universality of Science statement includes gender identity and sexual orientation.
International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)
Policy on Free Circulation of Scientists including non-discrimination based on sexual orientation July 2010
National and Regional Policy
Quebec, Canada: Position on sexual orientation change efforts, Les interventions qui visent à changer l'orientation sexuelle, by l'Ordre des psychologues du Québec. (PDF, 528KB). Nov. 23, 2012
Costa Rica: Position statement on sexual orientation change efforts, La homosexualidad no es una enfermedad, by the Colegio Profesional de Psicólogos de Costa Rica. Feb. 25, 2013
Hong Kong SAR: Position Paper for Psychologists Working with Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexual (LGB) Individuals (PDF, 124KB); Background Paper (PDF, 354KB). August 2012
Position Statement of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists on Sexual Orientation (PDF, 185KB). Nov. 15, 2011
Philippines: Statement of the Psychological Association of the Philippines on Non-Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression. Oct. 8, 2011;
Statement of the National Association for Filipino Psychology (Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino) on Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression in Tagalog.
March 22, 2013
United Kingdom: The British Psychological Society, Position Statement: Therapies Attempting to Change Sexual Orientation, (PDF, 113KB). December 2012
United States: APA policy statements related to LGBT concerns
World Health Organization: "Cures" For An Illness That Does Not Exist,
The Pan American Health Organization's statement denouncing sexual orientation change efforts.
May 17, 2012