LGBT Policy & News

New report studies parents' role in SOCE

Social Workers Speak

Nov 27, 2018

LGBT adolescents who undergo so-called conversion therapy are more likely to attempt to die by suicide, suffer from depression or under-perform in school.

A study by NASW member Caitlin Ryan, "Parent-Initiated Sexual Orientation Change Efforts With LGBT Adolescents: Implications for Young Adult Mental Health and Adjustment," studies parents’ role related to sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) with adolescents.

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"The Miseducation of Cameron Post" is a must-see film for social workers

Social Workers Speak

Aug 30, 2018

The nuanced, often understated film from director Desiree Akhavan follows Cameron Post (played by Chloë Grace Moretz), an 11th grader who is sent to a religious gay conversion camp by her family. The film shows how adults who think they are helping young people become “normal” can do enormous psychological damage by trying to change their sexuality.

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NASW calls on President Trump to rescind plan to ban people who are transgender from the military


Jul 26, 2017

NASW is against the military ban and any form of discrimination, including discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. The repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," the opening of combat roles to women, and lifting the ban on transgender people share a common value: that a career in the military and military job assignments should be based on merit and not on gender, gender identity or sexuality orientation.

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Sexual Orientation Change Efforts And Conversion Therapy With LGBT Persons: NASW Position Statement

NASW National Committee On Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Issues

May 01, 2015

In 1992, the NASW National Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues (NCLGI) issued a ground-breaking document focused on the negative and stigmatizing impact of the use of ‘transformational ministries’ or ‘conversion or reparative therapies’ in an attempt to change or modify a person’s sexual orientation (NASW, 1992). Later that decade, the NASW National Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues (NCLGBI) updated the position statement.

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NASW Urges Congress To End LGBT Employment Discrimination


Nov 01, 2013

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports the collective efforts of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocates and civil rights organizations to end discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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Testimony For Hearing On Equality at Work: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act

NASW, Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH

Jun 12, 2012

Chairman Harkin and other distinguished members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, we thank you for considering our statement during this hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports efforts to end discrimination and harassment in the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.

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