The Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT People (Division 44, American Psychological Association) awarded the National Center for Transgender Equality with the 2012 Clarity Award.
The award recognizes leaders who embody the core standards and ethics of the profession while advancing the rights of LGBT people, engage others within the profession to extend recognition and respect for LGBT people, and advocate for equality for LGBT people through collaboration with professional and civil rights organizations.
NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling, in remarks delivered by lore m. dickey, Ph.D., said, “All of us at NCTE are deeply honored by this recognition, not merely because we are being honored, but because of you who honor us.” Keisling added, “We are so thankful for the tremendous work that the APA, and especially Division 44, has done in recent years to increase understanding of trans people within the profession and to ensure appropriate understanding of gender identity and treatment of trans people.”
Division 44 Executive Committee Member lore m. dickey, Ph.D. praised NCTE and said, “The work of Mara Keisling and NCTE has been nothing short of phenomenal. Transgender people owe her a debt of gratitude.”
APA’s Division 44, founded as the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues in 1985 by a group of pioneering LGB psychologists and their allies, is psychology’s focal point for research, practice, and education on the lives and realities of LGBT people. With over 1500 members, Division 44 represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and eleven foreign countries on every inhabited continent.
Dr. Lore Dickey accepted the award on behalf of NCTE at the Division’s annual Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, August 4, 2012.