Gayle Pitman is a Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at Sacramento City College. She is the author of the award-winning book Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities behind Sexual Orientation Research. Her newest book, This Day in June, is a whimsical, exuberant children's story about an LGBT Pride parade. She developed and currently teaches a class called "Psychology of Sexual Orientation," which is the only class of its kind to be offered within the California Community College system. She has written extensively on topics pertaining to sexuality, gender, and intersectionality. In addition to numerous journal articles and academic papers, Gayle is a contributor to three edited books.

Gayle has presented throughout the United States on topics pertaining to gender and sexual orientation, LGBTQ psychological research, heterosexism and homo/bi/transphobia, and LGBTQ campus climate issues. If you would like to request a speaking engagement or book talk and signing, please send an e-mail message to

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