Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (LGBT) 
Chair, Kenneth Ashley, M.D

Committee Charge

1. To encourage participation in NYCPS by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) members; to promote professional acceptance of LGBT NYCPS members by their colleagues.
2. To be available to the Officers, Executive Council, and other Committees and Task Forces of NYCPS for consultation when matters concerning gender and sexuality are discussed or require clarification; to present information on the experiences and perspectives of LGBT persons as they relate to psychiatric practice and theory; to advocate for the education and practice of LGBT-affirmative healthcare and mental health care.
3. To encourage ongoing education within NYCPS, enabling its members to have up to date and balanced understanding of gender and sexuality; to participate in such education programs when appropriate
4. To serve as an interface between the psychiatric and LGBT communities promoting a better understanding of each other

*If you would like more information about this committee, please contact us at [email protected]


Past Events

Medicine in Transition: Advances in Transgender Mental Health
October 16, 2018

Co-hosted with the Committee on HIV Psychiatry. 

APA Annual Meeting Welcome Reception
May 4, 2018

The Committee co-hosted a welcome reception with the Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists (AGLP) for psychiatrists from across the world in NYC for the APA's Annual Meeting. 

Movie Night
June 2, 2016

The Committee co-hosted a Movie Night with the Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Committee. It featured the film "Do I Sound Gay?" a documentary exploring the stereotype of the gay voice. Directed by David Thorpe. With David Thorpe, George Takei, Tim Gunn, David Sedaris.