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.

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.