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Empowering members to advocate for issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community

APA staff and Div. 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity) leadership collaborate on webinar to prepare Div. 44 members to engage in advocacy around state legislation affecting the LGBTQ+ community.

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Rennie, L., & Strickland, A. (2021, February 5). Empowering members to advocate for issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. http://www.apaservices.org/advocacy/news/issues-affecting-lgbtq
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On February 17, from 3-4 p.m. EST, the APA Office on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and the Div. 44 Public Policy Committee will host a webinar titled Psychology and LGBTQ+ State Legislative Advocacy 2021. This webinar represents the culmination of a months-long collaborative effort among APA Advocacy, the APA Office on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, and the Div. 44 Public Policy Committee to increase engagement in state advocacy and enhance collaboration with state psychology associations. The webinar will equip attendees with the tools they need to engage in advocacy and share testimonials and examples of Div. 44’s past engagement in state advocacy. The webinar will also introduce a new self-serve website with online resources for psychologists to inform their advocacy on state legislation affecting LGBTQ+ people. This website includes a series of talking points prepared by Advocacy staff to aid Div. 44 members in providing clear, evidence-based responses to types of bills affecting the LGBTQ+ community commonly seen in state legislatures, as well as other relevant resources. Interested attendees may register for the webinar online.

For more information, contact Leo Rennie, MPA, or Andrew Strickland, JD.

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