October is LGBT History Month and today, October 11, 2017, is the 29th annual National Coming Out Day; a day celebrating all those who have or will come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied. NCOD also serves to promote awareness of the LGBTQ community and civil rights issues.
While coming out is a form of public activism, it is also an extremely personal decision that comes with its own set of emotional and interpersonal challenges. APA Books has published a variety of resources for members of the LGBTQ community as well as clinicians looking to support them, including the series Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Books in this series provide comprehensive overviews of the current research while also highlighting challenges faced by members of LGBTQ community, their friends and families.
Other relevant resources published by APA Books include:
Click here to read an interview with APA authors Annalise Singh and lore dickey, on trans-affirmative counseling.
Click here to read an interview with APA authors Sharon Rostosky and Ellen Riggle, on how same-sex couples can actively manage stress.
We hope that these resources can serve as some help to any who may need it this month, and throughout the year.