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Racial and Ethnic Minority Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Identities

The American Psychological Association states, “In psychological education, training, research, and practice, all transactions occur between members of two or more cultures. As identity constructs and dynamic forces, race and ethnicity can impact psychological practice and interventions at all levels. These tenets articulate respect and inclusiveness for the national heritage of all cultural groups, recognition of cultural contexts as defining forces for individuals' and groups' lived experiences, and the role of external forces such as historical, economic, and socio–political events”.... Click Here to Read APA Multicultural Guidelines

Minority News - Black Radio Network (LGBT Inclusive)

National Coalition for LGBT Health - LGBT People of Color

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color are left vulnerable to cumulative negative health outcomes by a combination of persistent racism and the stigma attached to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The available studies are unambiguous about the disparities affecting the health of LGBT people of color: research indicates that Black and Latino LGBT people are more likely to be in poor health than both their heterosexual and non-transgender counterparts within communities of color and their White counterparts within the LGBT community.

American Psychological Association (APA) Fact Sheet on Ethnic and Racial Minorities and Socioeconomic Status

Socioeconomic status (SES) is often measured as a combination of education, income, and occupation. It is commonly conceptualized as the social standing or class of an individual or group. When viewed through a social class lens, privilege, power, and control are emphasized. Furthermore, an examination of SES as a gradient or continuous variable reveals inequities in access to and distribution of resources. SES is relevant to all realms of behavioral and social science, including research, practice, education, and advocacy.

American Psychiatric Association (APA) Diversity and People of Color Training Module

After completing this module the participant will understand how social and cultural factors influence psychosocial development and identity formation; Appreciate how men and women can have different psychosexual life paths and understandings of their LGB identity; Understand how racial, ethnic and class groups may conceptualize sexual identities in radically different ways; Appreciate how religious upbringing and beliefs can seriously complicate an individual's adjustment to his/her sexuality.

American Public Health Association - African American Leadership (Obesity)

Results from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey show that 66 percent of all American adults are either overweight or obese. The survey reports that 67 percent of African-American men are overweight or obese—a figure on par with the national rate—and 79.5 percent of African-American women—about four out of every five black women—are categorized as either overweight or obese. Compared to men and women of other racial and ethnic groups, African-American women have the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the nation.

American Psychological Association - Multicultural Organizational Changes for Psychologists

There is increasing motivation among psychologists to understand culture and ethnicity factors in order to provide appropriate psychological services. This increased motivation for improving quality of psychological services to ethnic and culturally diverse populationsis attributable, in part, to the growing political and social presence of diverse cultural groups, both within APA and in the larger society. New sets of values, beliefs, and cultural expectations have been introduced into educational, political, business, and healthcare systems by the physical presence of these groups. The issues of language and culture do impact on the provision of appropriate psychological services.

American Psychological Association - Multicultural Guidelines (Condensed)

This document was approved as policy of the American Psychological Association (APA) by the APA Council of Representatives in August, 2002. This document was drafted by a joint Task Force of APA Divisions 17 (Counseling Psychology) and 45 (The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues). These guidelines have been in the process of development for 22 years, so many individuals and groups require acknowledgement.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - HIV Fact Sheets for Various Cultures

For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.

Additional Resources

HRC - Resource Guide to Coming Out for African Americans

HRC - Guía de Recursos Para Salir Del Clóset

American Psychiatric Association (APA) Position Statements on Minorities/Disparities


Poverty in the LGB Community - The Williams Institute

Ellen Baker Center for Human Rights

IGLHRC - International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

HRC - Coming Out in Communities of Color

Count Me In Too - Project to Research Shared Identities in the LGBT Community (UK)

APA Office of Ethnic and Minority Affairs

National Black Justice Coalition

National Association Of Black and White Men Together

Opción Bi - Bisexual Spanish-Language Site (Mexico)

McGill Project - Two Spirit and LGBT Cultural Diversity

Immigration Equality - LGBT and HIV+ Immigrant Resources

National LGBT Arabic Helpline
Hotline: 800-398-4297

LGBT - Queer Jamaica

QV Magazine - Latino Men - Relationship Site

Azteca Project - Gay Latinos/Latinas

Office of Minority Health Resource Center - OMHRC

GAPSN - Gay Asian Pacific Support Network

National Minority AIDS Council

National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council - NBAC

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

Alcohólicos Anónimos - Spanish

Crossroads Centre, Antigua

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Gay Uganda - Issues Regarding LGBT and Sexual Minorities in Africa and Uganda


The Association of Black Psychologists

The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivement and illumination of the African Spirit.  The Group is dedicated to promoting and advancing the profession of African Psychology; influencing and affecting social change; and developing programs whereby psychologists of African descent can assist in solving problems of Black communities...

What if Black America Was Its Own Country - HIV and AIDS Racial Disparity

Standing on its own, Black America would constitute the world’s 35th most populous country and its 28th largest economy. Yet although Blacks in the U.S. reside in the most economically powerful country on Earth, they do not benefit equally from the fruits of America’s affluence. Black America would rank 105th among the world’s countries in life expectancy and 88th in infant mortality; Blacks in the U.S. have a lower life expectancy than Algeria or the Dominican Republic, and the infant mortality rate in Black America is twice that of Cuba’s. More than one-fifth of Black Americans lack health coverage, and nearly one in four live in poverty—patterns that differentiate Blacks in the U.S. from all other high-income countries. On every major health, social and economic indicator, Blacks in the U.S. score significantly more poorly than whites....

Dream Activist: Undocumented Students Action & Resource Network - LGBT Student Caucus

This short segment is just a start to documenting the lives of thousands of undocumented students who were brought to the United States through no choice of their own and are now forced to live in the shadows of society, in the only country that they consider home. Punished for the alleged transgressions of their parents, these immigrant youth face barriers to their DREAMs upon graduation from high schools often they cannot attend college, drive or work legally, obtains loans, or even legalize their status. While illegal presence is not a crime, anti-immigrant hysteria has effectively given them the tag of “criminal”....

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) Counseling Competencies

First published in ACA's Journal of Counseling and Development and in the Journal of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). Since that time, the multicultural competencies outlined in the article have become an important part of the counseling literature and a central aspect of all counselors' work.

Asian American Psychological Association

The Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) is a national organization for psychologists serving the Asian American community. The association's goals include advancing the welfare of Asian Americans by encouraging, assisting, and advocating research on, and service to Asian Americans and providing a network & forum for Asian American psychologists and psychological professionals working with Asian Americans....

APA - Becoming Culturally Oriented: Practical Advice for Psychologists and Educators

In Becoming Culturally Oriented: Practical Advice for Psychologists and Educators, Nadya A. Fouad and Patricia Arredondo provide a comprehensive framework for helping psychologists to increase and improve culturally responsive practice, research, and education. Research shows that racial and ethnic minorities have less access to mental health services than do Whites and are more likely to receive poor quality services. Compounding these problems is the fact that ethnic minority psychologists are poorly represented among psychologists as a whole, relative to their numbers in the general population. To address these concerns, APA has developed the Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, and Organizational Change for Psychologists as a blueprint for psychologists pursuing their work in increasingly diverse communities. The Guidelines are written in aspirational language, but to date, an associated program for applying the guidelines has been missing.....

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Counseling Competencies

It is fair to say that both helping professionals and society at large have a long way to go to gain cultural competence. Fortunately, social workers represent a group of service providers with a longstanding history of understanding both people’s differences and the impact of social injustices on their well being. Today, many social workers are adding cultural competence to these already existing strengths and values, making them particularly well-equipped to deliver culturally competent care. Many schools of social work now include curricula on cultural competence, and the National Association of Social Workers recently developed standards that require social workers to strive to deliver culturally competent services to their increasingly diverse clientele.

International Network on LGBT Issues in Psychology (INET)

INET’s goal is to Increase cross-cultural collaboration among psychological researchers and practitioners who are concerned about the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations..
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