The LGBTQIA+ Special Interest Group is dedicated to building community for LGBTQIA+ identifying OCD clinicians, researchers, educators, and people with lived experience. It has the goal of improving access to affirming, evidence-based treatment for LGBTQIA+ individuals with OCD. This group focuses on experience-sharing and the development and promotion of advocacy initiatives associated with stigma, discrimination, and barriers to care. This group is for all LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals and allies in the OCD community committed to this work. 

SIG Leadership:

Chris Trondsen, LMFT, APCC, IOCDF Board Member and Lead Advocate; Alexandra Reynolds, IOCDF Advocate; and Samuel Greenblatt, PsyD


First large scale research survey on LGBTQIA+ people with OCD launched!
Authors: Lauren Wadsworth, PhD ABPP and Caitlin Pinciotti, PhD
  • If you identify as LGBTQIA+ and would like to participate in this study, please email or go to:


SIG members have contributed blog posts, presented a Pride live-stream, assisted with the creation of social media shareables explaining the rationale for the use of the term SO-OCD rather than HOCD, and the development of an “affirming therapists” declaration for the IOCDF resource directory.

About the Monthly Meeting

This SIG meets the second Thursday of every month at 4PM EST via Zoom.
Click here to fill out this interest form to receive more information on ways to get involved.