June is PRIDE Month

Jun 13, 2012

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 the position that persons of same gender sexual orientation should be afforded all the same rights as persons of other-gender orientation; recently affirming support for same-sex marriage and support for expansion of the Violence Against Women Act to extend to LGBT persons.

NASW and its chapters participate in coalition with other human rights, social action, and professional associations to lobby for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender person.  PRIDE Month provides an opportunity to learn more about the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender communities.

TAKE ACTION and support the Employment Non Discrimination Act  (ENDA) which prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.