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.
Programs and Services
APA LGBT News
Graduate Student/Early Career Professional Travel Award
APA's Div. 39 (Psychoanalysis) Sexualities and Gender Identities Committee is pleased to announce the division's new Scholars Program.
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2015
Health-care providers' biases and misunderstandings are keeping some older LGBT patients from getting the care they need. Psychologists are working to change that. Monitor on Psychology®, November 2014
- An APA amicus brief was cited in the 9th Circuit Court decision (PDF, 480KB) to strike down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada. That decision was stayed temporarily by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. If the stay is lifted, the 9th Circuit Court decision would effectively strike down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. Oct. 7, 2014.
Special Event at APA:
Aging with HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Successes of a Lifetime Defined by the Epidemic
Distinguished Leader guest speaker Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH
Dec. 3, 2014
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on Nov. 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
United Nations Human Rights Council adopts resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity with 25 voting in favor, 14 against and seven abstentions.
Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for Being LGBT in America
by the Center for American Progress and the Movement Advancement Project, September 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.
Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming or Born with Differences of Sex Development
Association of American Medical Colleges
Genome-wide scan demonstrates significant linkage for male sexual orientation
Psychological Medicine, November 2014