GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology

an affiliate of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

GASP is a nonprofit scientific and professional group open to all, regardless of sexual orientation or research interest.

GASP was founded in 2001 to provide social support and professional resources to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender students and faculty in social and personality psychology.

Through our annual meeting, this web site, and the active participation of members, we seek to accomplish the following goals:

  • To maintain a safe and welcoming professional forum for LGBT students and faculty and their heterosexual allies;
  • To serve as a resource for researchers, teachers, and other professionals;
  • To promote the visibility of LGBT research and researchers in our field.

Contact Info

GASP was founded by Lisa G. Aspinwall and Lisa M. Diamond, both members of the psychology faculty at the University of Utah.

You may reach us at


Our private moderated listserve sends noncommercial postings about LGBT research and professional issues to more than 400 members worldwide.

To subscribe to the GASP listserve, go to

2019 GASP Mentorship Luncheon at SPSP in Portland: Friday, February 8, 12:30-1:45 PM

This informal mentorship luncheon is open to all students, faculty, and other professionals, regardless of sexual orientation or research interest; allies are especially welcome. This year's discussion topics include issues particular to conducting research with participants from underrepresented groups and doing outreach with the LGBTQ community, as well as those devoted to more general aspects of research productivity and career development.

For full list of speakers, click here.

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