LGBT Resources for Practitioners
Children and Youth
Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel
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.
Practice Parameter on Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and Gender Discordance in Children and Adolescents (PDF, 546KB)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Div. 44 Committee for Transgender People and Gender Diversity
Marriage and Family
Research-based resolutions, briefs for legal cases and additional resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families and couples.
Lesbian and Gay Parenting
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.
Helping the Straight Spouse When a Wife or Husband Comes Out as LGB or T
Resources for students and psychologists to gain a better understanding of issues that may affect the straight spouse when a wife or husband comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Family Acceptance Project Publications
The Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Federal and State Law
LGBTI Populations: Their Safety, Your Responsibility (3 hour Satellite/Internet Broadcast)
National Institute of Corrections, Nov. 7, 2012
Due in part to changes in federal and state laws and the outcome of successful offender litigation, care and management of the LGBTI population has been identified as an emerging correctional issue that deserves special attention.
Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR)
CLEAR was launched in 2007 by the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP) of Palo Alto University to conduct research that has a direct impact on the mental health and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals and their families.
The National Coalition for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals through federal and local advocacy, education and research.
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The center is a part of The Fenway Institute, the research, training and health policy division of Fenway Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and one of the world's largest LGBT-focused health centers. The center is dedicated to the lifelong learning of those who work in health care and health education.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
A membership organization for health care professionals interested in LGBT advocacy, research and education.
The Healthcare Guild is a grassroots organization of medical and mental healthcare professionals dedicated to improving healthcare services for gender and sexual minorities. The website serves as a consumer healthcare resource and referral network for consultation, advocacy and education.
- Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community
A Field Guide
From the Joint Commission, urges US hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. It features a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources and testimonials designed to help hospitals in their efforts to improve communication and provide more patient-centered care to their LGBT patients.
- Practice Parameter on Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and Gender Discordance in Children and Adolescents (PDF, 546KB)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, September 2012
- Providing care for GLBTQ patients
Nursing, December 2012
- Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation
NeuroRehabilitation, April 2013
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ACA Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities: A Resource for Behavioral Health Providers
This briefing document is part of a toolkit designed to help behavioral health providers assist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in enrolling in health insurance plans. Many LGBT people in the U.S. lack insurance coverage for behavioral health services and could benefit from enrollment support. The toolkit also includes a PowerPoint presentation and a consumer oriented Frequently Asked Questions brochure.
- Panel discussion at APA headquarters on Nov. 21, 2014: Addressing LGBT Behavioral Health Disparities by Improving Access to Care.
- 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.
- Addressing the Health Needs of LGBT Missourians
Foundation report sheds light on LGBT health disparities in the state
The Missouri Foundation for Health, August 2012
Public Information Brochures
Public Information Brochures: Sexual Orientation/Homosexuality, Transgender/Gender Identity, Intersex Conditions
A series of brochures from the Office of Public Communication, in collaboration with the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns (CLBGTC), answering basic questions.
GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology (GASP) Measures
"One-stop-shop" for researchers seeking measures designed for lesbian, gay and bisexual issues or populations.
The Hastings Center Report
Features numerous Special Reports on LGBT health issues with an emphasis on bioethics.
September - October 2014
Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Clients
Approved as APA Policy by the Council of Representatives, Feb. 18-20, 2011.
Final Report of the Task-Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation
Report includes systematic review of sexual orientation change efforts research and recommendations for affirmative multiculturally competent interventions for those who are distressed about their sexual orientation and seek to change.
Issues in Psychotherapy With Lesbians and Gay Men: A Survey of Psychologists
Reprint: Garnets, L., Hancock, K. A., Cochran, S. D., Goodchilds, J., & Peplau, L. A. (1991). Issues in psychotherapy with lesbians and gay men: A survey of psychologists. American Psychologist, 46, 964-972.
Promoting Good Practices for Mental Health Facilities in Working with LGBT Clients with Serious Mental Illnesses
Resources for mental health professionals working with LGBT clients with serious mental illnesses regarding issues such as addressing harassment and intolerance of peers who are also in the treatment program, implementing training requirements for personnel, developing program policies that recognize the needs of LGBT clients, acknowledging the emotional and sexual lives of LGBT clients and more.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
Information and resources from both government agencies and the non-profit health care community to address a range of LGBT health related topics.