Monthly Archives: September 2012

Feds Address High LGBT Suicide Rate

The U.S. Surgeon General has just released the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action, containing a section on the increased suicide risk facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. Continue reading

American Psychiatric Association Issues Transgender Statement

The place of transgender and gender variant people in American society is rapidly changing.  Another marker of this change was issued this summer by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The APA formed a task force on the treatment of gender identity disorder (GID) – the psychiatric label the APA assigned to transgender people in 1980 – to “perform a critical review of the literature on the treatment of GID at different ages, to assess the quality of evidence pertaining to treatment, and to prepare a report that included an opinion as to whether or not sufficient credible literature exists for development of treatment recommendations by the APA.” Continue reading