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Recognizing the very important role that family plays in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, a number of psychologists have formed AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Family. The American Psychological Association (APA) has been a strong advocate for LGBT concerns, and many of its members have been personally supportive of their LGBT children and other family. However, there has not been a formal network among psychologists who support their LGBT family members. AFFIRM fills this role.

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Our Mission

This mission statement summarizes the objectives of AFFIRM, a network of psychologists who are coming out in open support of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family members. As psychologists, we feel it is time to have our voices heard, especially in light of the hateful and damaging misinformation being put out by such people as "Dr. Laura" and those professionals advocating so-called conversion/reparative therapy.

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