Here is a list of actual calls for abstracts at conferences relevant in the field of LGBTQ+ psychology:

Call for Abstracts to Be Considered for a Symposium on LGBTQ+ Psychology in Central & Eastern Europe at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology (ICP)

Call for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Programming Proposals For the International Congress of Psychology in Prague, Czech Republic, July 19-24, 2020

Please distribute this Call to other individuals and groups that might be interested.

We hope to see you in Prague!

Invited Symposia Deadline: October 18, 2019

Organizers of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity track invite papers for consideration for two special proposed Invited Symposia, tentatively titled:

1) Affirmative Practice with LGBTIQ+ People Around the World, to

2) LGBTIQ+ Psychology in Central & Eastern Europe, to details below.

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019, to

IPsyNet encourages submissions of abstracts for symposia, collaborative sessions, and individual presentations.  The International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2020 includes the proposal Thematic Area Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  If you are interested in making a presentation on a topic related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, please visit and click on the tab “Abstract Submission” for information on the submissions process.  IPsyNet encourages submissions in the following sub-topic areas for this in the topic category:

  • Minority stress, stigma; other related psychological issues concerning non-heterosexual, trans and intersex people
  • Discrimination / Anti-LGBTI violence
  • Coping and heteronormativity, coming-out, non-heterosexual developmental psychology
  • LGBT resilience
  • Bisexuality and Pansexuality
  • Transgender people and issues
  • Intersex people and issues
  • Non-binary populations
  • LGBT Relationships / Marriage / Family / Parenting
  • Polyamory
  • LGBT sexology
  • LGBT counseling and psychotherapy
  • Intersections of gender(s) and sexuality(ies) with geographical, cultural and religion contexts
  • Intersections of LGBTQI status and other identities
  • LGBT immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees
  • HIV / AIDS, syndemic approaches
  • Integrated health practices
  • Internet / Virtual communities – new threats, new opportunities

If you have an interest in collaborating on a program that addresses one or more of the sub-topic categories and need assistance identifying colleagues to work with on a symposium proposal, please let us know by sending a message to

Note: IPsyNet’s efforts to encourage program submissions are not an official initiative of the ICP, and all decisions regarding the acceptance of proposals will be up to the conference organizers.

Call for Abstracts to Be Considered for a Symposium on LGBTQ+ Psychology in Central & Eastern Europe at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology (ICP) ‘Open Minds, Societies and the World.’ in Prague, Czech Republic, July 19-24, 2020

We invite psychologists, psychiatrists or related scholars to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in a symposium to be submitting to ICP 2020 on Psychology and LGBTQ+ Individuals in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We invite submissions from CEE countries, as well as from neighboring regions such as the Balkans, Baltics, etc. Both empirical research and theoretical work may be submitted.

Abstracts may fall within, but not be limited to the following general areas of focus: the role played by the field of psychology in facilitating coming out processes in stigmatizing environments within CEE, supporting LGBTQ+ identities in religious contexts, understanding and overcoming transphobia, illustrating the pivotal role of psychologists in the well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals in CEE, partnerships between psychologists and community based organizations (CBOs) or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) supportive of LGBTQ+ individuals as avenues through which these groups may be reached for psychological support.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and include:

  • A descriptive title
  • Names, titles, highest degree obtained, and institutional affiliations of all authors
  • A structured abstract (for research abstracts: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion; for theoretical abstracts: Background; Main Construct Description; Conclusion)

Abstracts should be submitted in English. Provide maximum relevant information in the abstract. Please avoid abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when first used. Please avoid diagrams, illustrations, tables, references or graphics. Please ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific notation errors to avoid such errors being reproduced in the Congress publications.

Deadline for abstract submission to the symposium organizers is November 28th, 2019. Decisions will be emailed by December 20th.

You may email your abstracts in PDF format to Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, PhD, Rutgers University, USA at and Michal Pitoňák, Ph.D., Centre of Epidemiological and Clinical Research of Drug Abuse and Dependence, National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic.

For the general information about the conference or other aims of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity thematic area, please see the conference websites: ;

International LGBTQ Psychology Pre-Conference


in Prague, July 16 & 17, 2020

Sponsored by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues (SOGII)

Section of the Canadian Psychological Association

We are pleased to announce that you’ll be able to continue “Preaching to the Choir” at #Preach2020 in the beautiful city of Prague, located in the Czech Republic! The conference will be held on July 16th & 17th, 2020. The Final Submission Deadline is December 15, 2019. For more information on submitting an abstract, please visit:

Potential Topics 

  • Global approaches to studying LGBTQ lives
  • Theories of anti-LGBTQ prejudice
  • Intersections of LGBTQ research and Human Rights
  • Two-spirit and indigenous experiences of gender and sexuality
  • The future of LGBTQ Psychology
  • Collaborations between Psychology and related fields in the area of LGBTQ research
  • Diversity within LGBTQ communities
  • Intersections with other identities (race, ability, SES, nationality, gender identity, etc.)
  • Historical overviews of LGBTQ psychology’s past and progress
  • International challenges to LGBTQ psychology
  • Advances in LGBTQ research methods and measurement
  • Controversies and Debates

Abstract Formats:

  • Oral Paper
  • Symposium
  • Data Blitz Paper
  • Poster / Digital Poster
  • Round Table Discussion

We also encourage you to submit your work to the larger conference taking place in Prague from July 19-24, 2020 – the International Congress of Psychology – ICP2020! The deadline for submitting abstracts to the larger ICP2020 convention is December 1, 2019. We encourage you to submit to the Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity section of ICP to ensure that your research gets listed in the LGBTQ Program!