Section IV: Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns
The purposes of this organization are:
To develop feminist approaches to lesbian, bisexual women's and trans womyns’ issues
To develop and advance feminist understanding of sexual orientation, heterosexism, and homophobia
To promote the general objectives of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Psychology of Women.
Section IV was formed in 2003 as the section on “Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Issues.” In 2010 we changed our name to the section on “Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns” to be more inclusive of transgender and gender variant women.
President: Christine Smith
Secretary/Treasurer: Jeffrey Strain
Anyone interested in our issues can join.
Benefits of membership include:
Networking with professionals and students interested in lesbian, bisexual, and transgender concerns
- Collaboration with other sections and organizations
You can now join or renew your section 4 membership and pay online
through a secure site on the APA website:
Join and pay using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Receipts for dues payments will be emailed to you immediately.
APA Member, Associate, Fellow, Dues Exempt/Life Status – $5
Student Affiliate – $5
Professional Affiliate – $5
Limited Means & Grads (up to 5 years – $5)