IN THIS ISSUE
From the APA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Concerns Office
Updated Public Information Brochure
The CLGBTC revised and updated the public information brochure, "Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity and Gender Expression," which was published in September. The brochure was translated into Spanish in December for publication in 2012.
Call for Nominations to the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Concerns
The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns (CLGBTC) seeks nominations for two positions beginning January 1, 2013. Nominees are sought who have experience or expertise relevant to one or more of the following areas:
Public policy expertise and interest related to LGBTQ individuals and communities;
Self-identification as transgender and/or gender nonconforming person; and
Research, practice, training and/or public policy experience focus on racial and ethnic minority LGBTQ individuals and communities.
The LGBTCO worked with the APA Office of General Council on the development of two Amicus briefs: Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, which challenges the Defense of Marriage Act, and Donaldson and Guggenheim v. Montana, which seeks to find that denial to same-sex couples of the rights and benefits that accrue to married different-sex couples is unconstitutional, even while marriage for same-sex couples in the state has been recently barred in the constitution. The briefs drew from the recently adopted Resolution on Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples. Read more about APA Amicus Briefs.
View the entire LGBTCO report (PDF, 28KB)