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.

2017 Section IV Officer Candidate Statements

Review candidate statements for president-elect, secretary and treasurer for Div. 35 Section IV: Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns.


President: Jennifer A. Vencill

Past President: Julie Konik

Secretary/Treasurer: Katie M. Edwards

Treasurer: Stephanie Langston

Newsletter Editor: Cristina Magalhaes

Graduate Student Committee Chair: Mary Guerrant


Anyone interested in our issues can join. 

Benefits of membership include:

  • Networking with professionals and students interested in lesbian, bisexual, and transgender concerns

  • Convention programming

  • Leadership opportunities

  • 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.  



Perspectives is a biannual publication of Section IV: Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns.