LGBT collaborating at the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) 2014

4,500 psychologists from 100 countries assembled in Paris, France, on the topic "From Crisis to Sustainable Well-Being."

LGBTCO staff produced a Quick Reference Guide for programming related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues at the International Congress of Applied Psychology 2014 and coordinated meetings about the International Psychology Network for LGBTI Issues (IPsyNet).  

LGBT and IPsyNet- related ICAP programming highlights included the following:

  • Transversal keynote lecture, "International Movements on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Psychology," by Barry Chung (USA).
  • Invited symposium, "Diversity in Lesbian and Gay Parented Families," convened by Salvatore D’Amore (Belgium), which included the following papers:
    • Co-parenting and division of labor among same-sex parenting couples in the United States, Charlotte Patterson (USA).
    • Civic Competence of Dutch Children in Female Same-sex Parent Families: a comparison with children of opposite-sex parents, Henny BOS, Nanette GARTRELL (The Netherlands).
    • Comparing heterosexual attitudes toward gay and lesbian couples and parents across Belgium, France and Italy, Salvatore D’AMORE (Belgium).
  • Thematic sessions:
    • A sexual and gender diversity position statement: capacitating South African psychology to promote well-being of all; Niel Victor, Juan Nel, Ingrid Lynch (South Africa).
    • Gay and lesbian families' well-being: respectively ten and seven years after the legalization of same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption in Belgium, understanding heterosexual adults’ attitudes; Therese Scali, Salvatore D’Amore, Robert-Jay Green (Belgium).
  • Brief oral presentations 
    • Creating supportive school environments for children from lesbian/gay-parented families: parents’ and children’s advice for South African schools, Carien Lubbe-de Beer, Diana Breshears (South Africa).
    • Situational attitudes toward heterosexual, gay and lesbian peers among high school students in Taiwan, Te-Sheng Chang, Chia-Sheng Weller You (Taiwan).
    • A survey of sexual-minority university students’ attitudes toward gay men and lesbians in Taiwan, Tsai-Wei Wang, Chia-Sheng You, Te-Sheng Chang (Taiwan).
    • Attitudes toward infidelity in heterosexual and sexually diverse people living in Quebec, Canada, Alexander Moreno, Michelle McKerral (Canada).
  • Two meetings about the International Psychology Network for LGBTI Issues, one about its history and accomplishments, and the second about current objectives and initiatives.
LGBTCO staff also used the opportunity to meet with staff of organizations based in Europe working on issues of concern to IPsyNet including the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (topic: anti-LGBT bullying and how psychology may be able to contribute to the work); the International Lesbian and Gay Association, and ARC-International (topics: history, objectives and initiatives of IPsyNet and what psychology may be able to contribute to their work).