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
The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Outstanding Achievement Awards
Nomination deadline: May 1, 2014
APA cited in Michigan same-sex marriage ruling
Michigan District Court judge overturns voter approved Michigan Marriage Amendment on March 21, 2014.
When Policy Gets Under the Skin (In a Good Way): The Case of LGBT Health
Caroline Fitz, MPhil, and a graduate student intern with APA Public Interest Government Relations Office, blogs about research findings that health outcomes for LGBT people correlate to nondiscrimination policies.
Letter from national and international psychological organizations urge the president of Uganda not to sign the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill."
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Populations: Intake—Creating a Culture of Safety (PDF, 2.4MB)
An interactive training broadcast sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections taking place April 9-10, 2014.
LGBT Health Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate Program
Applications now being accepted for the program beginning summer 2014.
Hybrid online and campus curriculum; 2014-2015 theme: International LGBT Health and Human Rights
The George Washington University
Sexual Orientation and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in US Adolescent Boys
Pediatrics, Feb. 2, 2014
Expanded Criminalization of Homosexuality in Uganda: A flawed Narrative - Empirical evidence and strategic alternatives from an African perspective
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)
Discussion Paper on Transgender Health & Human Rights
United Nations Development Programme
This paper aims to inform UNDP's work on transgender health and human right to foster greater understanding on the health and human rights issues that impact trans people and consequently influence their social marginalization.