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Committee: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Philosophers

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the profession. Its main responsibilities are to identify unfair or discriminatory practices affecting LGBT philosophers in their professional work and to apprise the board and members of the association of ways in which such practices may be rectified; to inform LGBT philosophers concerning means of overcoming discrimination that they may encounter in the profession; and to make reports and recommendations to the board concerning ways in which full and meaningful equality of opportunity can be provided to all individuals who seek to study, teach, or conduct research in philosophy. The committee is also concerned with teaching and research. It seeks to facilitate an understanding of and investigation into issues of sexuality, diversity in affectional preference or orientation, sexual identity, and the range of positions represented in theories about LGBT people.

The committee also publishes the Newsletter on LGBT Issues in Philosophy, the editor of which serves in an ex officio capacity on the committee.

Committee Reports

2014 - no report submitted

2013 - no report submitted

2012 report

2011 report

2010 report

2009 report

2008 report

Newsletter on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Philosophy

Current issue


Upcoming Events
Deadline for advance registration for the 2016 Eastern Division meeting
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Nomination deadline for the 2016 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Proposal submission deadline for Small Grant funding and for Diversity & Inclusiveness funding
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Pacific Division paper submission deadline
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Nominations open for APA leadership positions
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Related Group News

Bramble and Thibodeau win the 2015 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize!
Posted in APA Announcements, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The APA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize! The winners will each receive $1,000, awarded at the ... more »

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Chair (2018)
Asta K. Sveinsdottir
Member (2016)
Samantha Brennan
Member (2016)
Christopher P. La Barbera
Member (2017)
Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo
Member (2017)
Michael P. Goerger
Member (2017)
Mary B. Mader
Member (2018)
Kenny K. Easwaran
Newsletter Editor
Kory P. Schaff


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