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.
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APA LGBT News
- American Psychological Association Applauds President Obama's Call to End Use of Therapies Intended to Change Sexual Orientation
- APA filed an amicus brief in Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case that will be taken up by the Supreme Court on April 28, to answer two questions: May states limit marriage to its traditional definition as only between a man and a woman, and must states recognize same-sex marriages performed where it is legal.
- "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.
In Memoriam: José Toro-Alfonso, PhD, (1952-2015), Puerto Rico. Toro-Alfonso passed away on March 22, 2015. He was honored with the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award.
What does the scholarly research say about the well-being of children with gay or lesbian parents? A compilation of 75 scholarly studies addressing the well-being of children with gay or lesbian parents.
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.
The Maryland Psychologist
Special edition: Working with LGBT Clients (PDF, 5.3MB)
NIH Request for Information: The Health and Health Research Needs, Specific Health Issues and Concerns for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Populations Summary of Comments (PDF, 382.29KB).
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.