State-Level LGBT Advocacy
Five Myths in State, Provincial & Territorial Psychological Associations that Prevent Responsible Social Action
Division 44 Public Policy Committee
Psychologists who would like their SPTAs to be more involved or active with community or "social" issues sometimes report that their associations are reluctant to do so. The reasons given for disengagement from social issues are often based on a few key assumptions, many of which are fear-based, inaccurate or ignore contradictory information. This document debunks five of those most commonly reported myths.
Examples of State-Level Advocacy Materials
Advocacy materials from state psychological associations on sexual orientation and marriage.
Position Statement Opposing Defense of Marriage Amendment (PDF, 143.8KB), North Carolina Psychological Association, Adopted September 16, 2011