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U.S. Supreme Court Decision – Impact on LGBT Rights

June is Pride Month and two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions are creating a positive response in support of LGBT equity.  On June 26, 2013, the  Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional (U.S. v. Windsor) and made a procedural ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry (re: Proposition 8) that now allows the ... Read More »

NASW Social Work CEU’s – Working with LGBTQ populations

NASW members are asking: “Since June is Pride Month and that’s brought about an awareness of the LGBTQ population in my city, does NASW have any kind of training that could help me in my work?” CE Opportunities are available.  Contributed by NASW staff and the NASW-Wisconsin Chapter, you may want to consider getting your continuing education credits through the ... Read More »

June is LGBT Pride Month

On June 1, 2013, President Obama issued a Proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.  The proclamation outlined the important legislative changes that advance LGBT equity.  NASW members have provided a strong voice in supporting the Administration’s decisions to extend hate crimes protections to include attacks based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the repeal of  “Don’t ... Read More »

NASW Applauds Pentagon Support for Same Sex Couples

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the decision of the Department of Defense to extend certain benefits to same-sex couples.  These benefits will include hospital visitation rights, life insurance survivor benefits, and the issue of a military dependent ID card.  The military ID card allows unescorted access on base, allows use of military family resources (such as the ... Read More »

NASW Denounces Ugandan “Anti-Homosexuality Bill”

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW-USA) denounces the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda for continuing to consider, and scheduling a vote on, the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill.” This bill, if passed, will further stigmatize the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens of Uganda and put their human rights at risk.  The “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” in the Ugandan Parliament could set ... Read More »

October 11, 2012 National Coming Out Day

Every day, social workers  are  actively working to promote LGBT equity.  NASW and its chapters participate in coalition with other human rights, social action, and professional associations to advance the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.  National Coming Out Day provides an opportunity to learn more about the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender communities. Discrimination and ... Read More »

NASW takes part in International AIDS Conference

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW hosted a discussion July 24 in the LGBT Networking Zone at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. Speakers from various disciplines gathered for the session called “LGBTI Human Rights: Building Capacities through National and International Associations and Federations.” The event was open to anyone at the conference’s Global Village section. Attendees ... Read More »

NASW and other civil rights organizations send letter to the President requesting full ACA implementation

NASW and other members of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, sent a letter sent to President Obama today urging the administration to continue on its path of full implementation of all provisions in the Affordable Care Act, in particular full implementation of the Medicaid expansion in 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The Medicaid expansion, the letter ... Read More »

June is PRIDE Month

June is PRIDE Month.   On June 1, 2012, President Obama issued a Proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, accompanied by a video message of support. The National Association of Social Workers is committed to advancing policies and practices that will improve the status and wellbeing of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.      NASW has long held ... Read More »

Latest on the Violence Against Women Act

On April 26, 2012 the U.S. Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) including the provision of expanded protections for Native Americans, immigrants (including undocumented), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. However, it soon became clear that the Republican lead House of Representatives would not vote for the Senate version of the Act so long as ... Read More »