APA LGBT Resources and Publications

Community Outreach for LGBT Issues

Policy Statements and Amicus Briefs

Psychological Practice


Students of Psychology
  • The Psychology of Sexual Orientation (PDF, 212KB): A Modular Lesson Plan/Teaching Resource for High School Psychology Teachers 
  • Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel (Español
    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. 
  • 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.

Marriage and Families

  • 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.
  • Marriage and Family Issues for LGBT People  
    APA resources, resolutions and amicus briefs addressing parenting and family issues for LGBT people.

Addressing Bias and Discrimination