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: 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.  


  • APA Member, Associate, Fellow, Dues Exempt/Life Status – $5

  • Student Affiliate – $5

  • Professional Affiliate – $5

  • Limited Means & Grads (up to 5 years – $5)