LGBT Resources for Practitioners

Children and Youth


  • 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.

LGBT Health

  • 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.

  • Healthcare Guild
    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.

  • 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

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