Certificate in LGBTQ+ health - build a supportive environment - CSUN - California State University Northridge


People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or gender expansive, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) are members of every community, and provide incredibly important contributions to society every day. NASW further recognizes that LGBTQIA2S+ people have always been part of our social work workforce and continue to make meaningful contributions to our profession.

Social workers have a responsibility to promote policies, laws, and programs that affirm, support, and value LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, families, and communities. 

This page provides tools and resources to enhance social workers’ capacity to support LGBTQIA2S+ people across the lifespan. The NASW National Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues is comprised of social workers committed to social justice and inclusion.

Visit our Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity page to learn more about the LGBTQIA2S+ community and the work NASW is doing.

An Open Letter to LGBTQIA2S+ Kids and Youth from NASW

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