LGBT Policy & News

NASW’s role in historic SCOTUS decision to protect LGBTQ employees

Social Work Blog

Jun 18, 2020

This week the U.S. Supreme Court made an historic decision that federal anti-discrimination laws protect gay and transgender workers. NASW wholeheartedly supports this decision and was involved in the case.


Happy Pride Month from NASW!

Jun 16, 2020

Celebrate Pride Month in 2020 and learn how NASW has advocated for people who are LGBTQ.


LGBT Stigma and Stress: How Social Workers Can Help

Social Work Advocates Magazine

Apr 15, 2020

Continued discrimination against members of the LGBT community offers an opportunity for social workers to be active across the LGBT spectrum in practice and advocacy.


NASW Remains an Advocate for LGBTQ Rights

Social Work Advocates Magazine

Dec 15, 2019

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: "Our association fights for social justice on behalf of its members and the individuals, groups and communities they serve."


The Lies and Dangers of Efforts to Change Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

The Human Rights Campaign

Oct 29, 2019

So-called “conversion therapy,” sometimes known as “reparative therapy,” is a range of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Such practices have been rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health organization for decades, but due to continuing discrimination and societal bias against LGBTQ people, some practitioners continue to conduct conversion therapy. Minors are especially vulnerable, and conversion therapy can lead to depression, anxiety, drug use, homelessness, and suicide.


Policy and Position Statements on Conversion Therapy

The Human Rights Campaign

Oct 29, 2019

Read statements from leading organizations regarding so-call "conversion therapy," including NASW, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and more.


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