Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity is Div. 44's official journal.
APA supports bill to prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.
LGBTQ+ psychology group applauds expanding protections for sexual and gender diverse individuals
Div. 44 (The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity) of the American Psychological Association (APA), applauds the May 10, 2021 decision1 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to enforce federal prohibitions on sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
LGBTQ+ psychology group applauds U.S. Supreme Court employment discrimination decision
APA's Div. 44 applauds the June 15, 2020, decision of the United States Supreme Court.
Black Lives Matter: Div. 44 standing in solidarity
Solidarity with the Asian American Psychological Association
Div. 44 (The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity) of the American Psychological Association stands in solidarity with the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA). We affirm the humanity of all Asian and Asian American communities while also committing ourselves to anti-racist policies and practices. We endorse their statement denouncing xenophobia, discrimination and racism that have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Div. 44 Leaders Collaborate with GLMA
The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity was well represented at the 37th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health.
Transgender Students' Discrimination Complaints Should Be Heard
APA and Div. 44 have sent a letter of concern to the Dept. of Education regarding transgender students.
Nicholas E. Grant, PhD, Recognized as APA Citizen Psychologist
For his stellar leadership and service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) communities, Grant has been recognized with the APA Citizen Psychologist Presidential Citation.
Professional psychology groups urge the U.S. Department of Education to protect LGBTQ+ students at religious colleges and universities
Our signing professional psychological groups affirm the importance of religious diversity and freedom of religious expression. Further, our groups recognize that religion and spirituality (R/S) are important to the lives of thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. This is an official statement of the Divisions, Societies, and Associations listed above, and does not represent the position of the American Psychological Association or any of its other Divisions or subunits.
LGBT psychology group opposes Trump administration decision to remove non-discrimination in healthcare protections
Div. 44 opposes the federal government’s rollback of nondiscrimination protections for sexual and gender diverse people in the Affordable Care Act.
Resources for LGBTQIA+ youth in non-affirming environments
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Div. 44 understands that many LGBTQIA+ children, adolescents and young adults may find themselves sheltering in place in non-affirming environments. To assist these youth, Div. 44 has complied a resource list.
Opposition to Rollback of Policy Prohibiting Discrimination
On Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, a rule change was proposed that would undo existing anti-discrimination regulations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) grantees. The Society of the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity strongly and unequivocally opposes this change.
LGBT Psychology Group Opposes Attempts to Weaken Nondiscrimination in Health Care Protections
Div. 44 opposes federal efforts to weaken nondiscrimination protections for sexual and gender diverse people in the Affordable Care Act.
Transgender Military Ban Is Discriminatory
Div. 44 affirms opposition to the transgender military ban, which is discriminatory and spreads prejudice about transgender people and gender dysphoria.