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.

This section provides resources to enhance social workers’ capacity to support LGBTQIA2S+ people across the lifespan. Social workers have a responsibility to promote policies, laws, and programs that affirm, support, and value LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, families, and communities. 

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An Open Letter to LGBTQIA2S+ Kids and Youth

We see you, we celebrate you, and we will not give up on making the world better for you.

Read our Open Letter to LGBTQIA2S+ Kids and Youth

Zoom Backgrounds for Pride

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