The American Psychological Association's Division 44 is psychology's focal point for research, practice, and education on the lives and realities of LGBT people. You can find more information at our APA website:
My introduction to my first APA Convention was to present on a Division 44 panel. To my delight I was welcomed as a newcomer, taken by the hand, and introduced to fellow Division members. I felt embraced by the safe, comfortable and festive space the Division provides, and that has inspired me to be more involved and committed to the Division's goals.