LGBT Publications and Reports
Gender Identity & Intersex Conditions
Report by the Task Force on Gender Identity and Gender Variance
The six-member task force spent more than 2 years reviewing the scientific literature, as well as APA policies regarding transgender issues. It was also charged with developing recommendations for education, professional training and further research into transgenderism, and proposing how APA can best meet the needs of psychologists and students who identify as transgender or gender-variant.
Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality (En español)
A brochure from the Office of Public Communication, in collaboration with the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns, answering basic questions about sexual orientation and homosexuality and listing some of the available resources.
Answers to Your Questions About Individuals with Intersex Conditions
A brochure from the Office of Public Communication, in collaboration with the APA Task Force on Gender Identity, Gender Variance and Intersex Conditions, answering basic questions about intersex and listing some of the available resources.
Answers to Your Questions About Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity
A brochure from the Office of Public Communication, in collaboration with the APA Task Force on Gender Identity, Gender Variance and Intersex Conditions, answering basic questions about transgender and listing some of the available resources.
Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Clients
Approved as APA Policy by the Council of Representatives, Feb. 18-20, 2011.
Report of the APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation
A six-member task force conducted a systematic review of the peer-reviewed journal literature on sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE). They concluded that such efforts are unlikely to be successful and involve some risk of harm, contrary to claims of SOCE practitioners and advocates.
Issues in Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men: A Survey of Psychologists
Reprint: Garnets, L., Hancock, K.A., Cochran, S. D., Goodchilds, J., and Peplau, L.A. (1991). Issues in psychotherapy with lesbians and gay men: A survey of psychologists. American Psychologist, 46, 964-972.
Lesbian and Gay Parenting
Includes a summary of research findings on lesbian mothers, gay fathers and their children; an annotated bibliography of the published psychological literature; and additional resources relevant to lesbian and gay parenting.
Bias & Discrimination
Avoiding Heterosexual Bias in Language
Reprint: Committee on Lesbian and Gay Concerns. (1991). Avoiding heterosexual bias in language. American Psychologist, 46, 973-974.
Avoiding Heterosexist Bias in Psychological Research
Reprint: Herek, G.M., Kimmel, D.C., Amaro, H., & Melton, G.B. (1991). Avoiding heterosexist bias in psychological research. American Psychologist, 46(9), 957-963.
A Selected Bibliography of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns in Psychology: An Affirmative Perspective
Prepared by the Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns (CLGBC), under the leadership of CLGBC member Michael R. Stevenson, PhD, 1998.
Examining the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA)
From the Scientists' Perspective. Considers the social science research relevant to arguments that have been offered for and against ENDA.
Hate Crimes Today: An Age-Old Foe in Modern Dress
Answers to frequently asked questions about hate crimes and and information about the nature of extreme prejudice. An APA Position Paper, 1998
History of Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Social Movements
By Bonnie J. Morris, PhD, George Washington University Washington, D.C. Lesbian, gay and bisexual social movements throughout Europe and America.
Policy Statements & Amicus Briefs
APA Policy Statements on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns
Text and references of APA policy resolutions on lesbian, gay and bisexual concerns adopted by the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives.
List of all Amicus Briefs filed by APA in support of lesbian, gay and bisexual issues.
Facing the school dropout dilemma
APA has a longstanding commitment to school dropout prevention as is evident from its 1996 resolution on the topic. This article seeks to complement and supplement the resolution with data from more recent research on child development, early childhood education, and social and emotional learning that helps to define the school dropout dilemma.
Graduate Faculty in Psychology Interested in Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Issues 2009
Results of a survey of graduate programs in psychology reports those programs with courses, research, professional training, or positive climate related to lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues and students.
Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel
The information in this booklet has been developed by a coalition of education, health, mental health and religious organizations that share a concern for the health and education of all students in schools, including lesbian, gay and bisexual students, and believe that all students should have an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and supportive environment.
Sólo los Hechos Sobre la Orientación Sexual y la Juventud en Español
Spanish translation of Just the facts about sexual orientation and youth: A primer for principals, educators, and school personnel.
LGBT Health Research and the NIH: Testimony to IOM
Testimony of Clinton W. Anderson, PhD, on behalf of APA before the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science, Feb. 1, 2010.
Lesbian Health Research
Testimony of Charlotte Patterson, PhD, on behalf of APA on Lesbian Health Research before the Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science, Oct. 6, 1997.
2010 CLGBTC Annual Report
Annual summary of major Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns (CLGBTC) activities during the past year.
About the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office
Information about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office.