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Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues

  1. Douglas C. Kimmel

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0915

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Kimmel, D. C. 2010. Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

Author Information

  1. City College, City University of New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

Abstract

The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues was approved as Division 44 of the American Psychological Association (APA) by the APA Council of Representatives on August 26, 1984, by a vote of 80 to 26, with 8 abstentions (some of the other abstaining votes had left the room because a vote of two-thirds approval was required) (Kimmel & Browning, 1999).

Keywords:

  • homosexuality;
  • lesbianism;
  • psychology organization;
  • sexual orientation