LGBT Concerns and International Psychology
The International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues (IPsyNet) was formed in 2005 and is composed of national, multinational and international psychological associations. The IPsyNet brochure (PDF, 183KB) provides information about the network's mission, vision and main goals, as well as information about membership and public listserv.
Psychology in action: My country, my closet: The role of psychology in the growing international divide over GLBTQ rights
Sharon D. Horne, PhD, discusses the relevance of psychological science to GLBTQ issues during pride month.
Psychology International, June 2014
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
Fighting Discrimination Worldwide: APA's commitment to applying social science to protect and expand the rights of LGBT people is paying off.
Monitor on Psychology®, October 2013
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
South Africa: Sexual and Gender Diversity Position Statement: Introduction, Rationale and Context (PDF, 5.4MB)
Psychological Society of South Africa.
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
31st International Congress of Psychology
July 24-29, 2016