The LGBTQ Work Group is a task group formed of NASW members dedicated to advancing equality and social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Michiganders through education, ally development, and social policy action.
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Social Work Resources:
- A Guide for Understanding, Supporting, and Affirming LGBTQI2-S Children, Youth, and Families
- Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for Being LGBT in America (UPDATED - November 2014) Report and Resources
- Clinical and Ethical Considerations for Social Workers Serving LGBT Youth
- “Just the Facts” – Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principles, Educators, and School Personnel
- NASW Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice
- Effects of Conservative Religion on Lesbian and Gay Clients and Practitioners, Practice Implications
- The National Association of Social Workers is a partner on two reports that show transgender people are still more likely to experience violence, poverty, and poor health and limited job opportunities. The reports are co-authored by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), the Center for American Progress, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), and the Transgender Law Center
- Affirmative Practice, Understanding and Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons (2003, NASW Press)
- Marriage Inequality in Michigan: Affecting Family Ties – May 2014 PNS news article
- Training Social Workers to Help LGBT Military Service Members: Q&A with Michael Ian Rothenberg, PhD, LCSW
- Report: Systemic Failures Keep Many People of Color who are LGBT Mired in Poverty - The National Association of Social Workers is one of the partners on this report from the Movement Advancement Project and the Center for American Progress.
- NASW's past president recently wrote a column responding to President Obama's call for a ban on reparative therapy for people from the LGBT community.
- NASW’s 1000 Expert Campaign - http://www.socialworkers.org/pressroom/experts/topics/lgbt/index.asp
- NASW Resources
LGBT Groups/Organizations in Michigan:
- Affirmations -
- Equality Michigan - "Equality Michigan is Michigan's only statewide anti-violence and advocacy organization working primarily for Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities."
- Transgender Michigan - "Transgender Michigan’s primary mission is to provide advocacy, support and education while serving to create coalitions in the state of Michigan to unify and empower transgender and gender non-conformist communities."
- GLSEN of Southeast Michigan - GLSEN Southeast Michigan is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are over 30 Chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs, and to keep national staff informed of local events. The work that chapters do covers a variety of subjects and issues, from public policy to teacher training to supporting students and educators around the country.
- Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - "Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education and advocacy." A list of PFLAG Chapter contact information organized by state can be found here.
- The TransGender Michigan TransPages is a directory of services and resources available to the transgender communities of Michigan.
- PrideSource.com is published by Pride Source Media Group, LLC. based in Livonia, Michigan. Established in 1995, PSMG produces the award winning weekly LGBT print publication, Between The Lines and the Michigan Pride Source Yellow Pages which lists LGBT-friendly businesses as well as non-profits serving Michigan's LGBT community.
- A directory of LGBT*Q community and resource centers can be found at www.lgbtcenters.org.
Additional Resources and Links:
- The World Professional Association for Transgender Health works to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health. They publish the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, which articulate a professional consensus about the psychiatric, psychological, medical, and surgical management of gender identity disorders, and help professionals understand the parameters within which they may offer assistance to those with these conditions.
- The CDC has a page of resources for LGBT youth, their friends and family, educators, and school administrators which can be found here.
- Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students