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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. In 2021, the name was changed to "Section on Sexual and Gender Diversity."

President: Corey Flanders

Secretary/Treasurer: Katie M. Edwards

Treasurer: Stephanie Langston

Newsletter Editor: Cristina Magalhaes

Graduate Student Committee Chair: Mary Guerrant

Perspectives is a biannual publication of Section IV: Section on Sexual and Gender Diversity.

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 IV membership by completing the sections' sign-up this form and submitting payment through PayPal.

  • APA Member, Associate, Fellow, Dues Exempt/Life Status – $5
  • Student Affiliate – $5
  • Professional Affiliate – $5
  • Limited Means & Grads (up to 5 years – $5)

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.
Last updated: March 2021Date created: November 2010
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