Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force
The Task Force on Consensual Non-Monogamy promotes awareness and inclusivity about consensual non-monogamy and diverse expressions of intimate relationships. These include but are not limited to: people who practice polyamory, open relationships, swinging, relationship anarchy and other types of ethical, non-monogamous relationships.
Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most people’s life experience. However, the ability to engage in desired intimacy without social and medical stigmatization is not a liberty for all. This task force seeks to address the needs of people who practice consensual non-monogamy, including their intersecting marginalized identities.
The goal of the task force is to generate research, create resources and advocate for the inclusion of consensual non-monogamous relationships in the following four areas:
- Basic and applied research
- Education and training
- Psychological practice
- Public interest
Additional information and resources can be found on the Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force's website.
Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force contacts:
Disability Issues Task Force
The Disability Task Force attempts to give space for individuals who identify as possessing sexual and/or gender diversity and as having a disability and raise awareness about the intersectionality of sexual and/or gender diversity and disability.
Disability Issues Task Force contacts:
Religion and Spirituality Task Force
The Task Force on Religion and Spirituality was created to encourage a confluence between sexual minority orientations and identities and religious experiences. It further attempts to create affirmation and acceptance for LGBT individuals of faith within theologically diverse ideological traditions. Given the importance of faith and even religious tradition in the lives of many LGBT individuals, the Committee seeks to reduce theological barriers often separating sexual minorities from the sources of their beliefs.
The task force seeks to accomplish its objectives by:
- Creating professional and public dialogues between various religious and sexual minority constituencies.
- Preparing materials for dissemination to faith-based groups and organizations that present a religiously affirming LGBT perspective.
- Encouraging the presentation of research that addresses the interface between religion and sexual orientations and identities.
- Advocating for the inclusion of curricular standards within training programs that address the psychology of religion, as well as working with LGBT populations within these frameworks.
- Developing affirming religious resources for therapists to use with sexual minority clients and families.
- Framing public policy initiatives that affirm both religion and the lives of LGBT individuals.
Religion and Spirituality Task Force contacts:Erin Deneke