I suspect that most of you are aware that in 2009 there was a major debate about the APA's non-discrimination policy. In particular, the policy includes support for non-discrimination based on sexual orientation. Despite this, the APA was running ads in JFP and providing placement support for colleges that explicitly discriminated against LGBTQ individuals in hiring and retention. At the time, a sort of compromise was reached. The APA decided to "flag" those job ads from schools that were non-complying. Now, at the request of the Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in the Profession, the executive board has strengthened that position. The new language reads:
“Institutions that seek to advertise in the JFP will be asked whether they comply with the APA Nondiscrimination Statement. Ads from those that do not so indicate will not be run.”
My congratulations to all those who worked so hard on this issue.