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Programs help homeless, foster LGBTQ youth

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By Maren Dale, News contributor Although progress continues to be made toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) equality in the U.S. — as evidenced by marriage equality and better recognition of and respect for people who identify as LGBTQ — this progress is not felt by all members of the LGBTQ community. For LGBTQ youth in foster care ... Read More »

NASW Indiana Response to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

      Recently, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was signed into law in Indiana. Following its passage, there has been a strong and immediate reaction regarding its potential use and the message it sends about our state’s values at a national level. A vast array of businesses, academic institutions, religious groups and human rights advocates have stated their ... Read More »

Culturally Competent and Spiritually Sensitive Therapy with Lesbian and Gay Christians

For self-identified lesbian and gay Christians, the church is an important source of support and identity formation. Identity integration, the bringing together of religious and sexual identities, becomes complicated at best when lesbian and gay Christians face discrimination within religious organizations. The process of reconciling a lesbian or gay identity with a Christian identity while in such hostile environments is ... Read More »

Marriage equality makes headway

By Paul R. Pace, News Staff Marriage equality in the U.S. has enjoyed several milestones so far this year, and NASW has been active in many of these efforts. President Obama’s announcement in May that he supports same-sex marriage was the most high-profile development regarding marriage equality, but there have been other advancements as well. The following is a summary ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates President Obama’s Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage

For the first time in the history of our country a sitting President has publicly announced his personal support for same-sex marriage.  The announcement by President Obama, coming off the heels of the disappointing North Carolina vote to ban same-sex marriages through a constitutional amendment, speaks volumes for the marriage equality movement and ignites hope in the LGBT community. NASW ... Read More »

Watch Live Online: All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families

Please join the Center for American Progress, the Family Equality Council, and the Movement Advancement Project for a special presentation: All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families October 25, 2011, 10:00am – 12:00pm Introduction: Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Opening remarks: Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland (D) ... Read More »

Institute of Medicine Releases Groundbreaking Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

WASHINGTON, DC —  On March 31, 2011, at an 11:00 AM press conference at the Melrose Hotel (2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW), the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) will release a new report on health issues impacting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population, titled The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation ... Read More »

Gay Pride Month Celebration on HelpStartsHere.org

To honor Gay Pride Month we asked Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) social workers to tell us why they chose social work as their profession and to describe the unique challenges facing their community. Annmarie K. Agosta, MSW, LCSW, LMSW, East Brunswick, New Jersey Patti Aldredge, MSSW, PhD, New York New York Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, Boston, Massachusetts Bruce ... Read More »

Social Workers and Lambda Legal Partner to Better Serve Out of Home Youth

For Immediate Release June 9, 2008 Contact: Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 anadelhaft@naswdc.org Social Workers and Lambda Legal Partner to Better Serve Out of Home Youth Washington – The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) and Lambda Legal have partnered to improve out of home care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Tides Foundation provided the grant ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 1, 2008

For some elders, pride before food Boston Globe – United States … that they are not accessing, that they should be accessing, and food stamps is a big one,” said Kathy Laufer, a clinical social worker for the city. … Grandparents Graduate From a Life Skills Class UMB News – Baltimore,MD,USA 22 from the School of Social Work’s Grandparents Family ... Read More »