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Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression

The Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (CSOGIE) promotes the development of social work curriculum materials and faculty growth opportunities relevant to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and the experiences of individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or two-spirit. Read more about CSOGIE's charge.

Activities include the LGBT Caucus/CSOGIE Networking Reception, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Scholarship Award, and the CSOGIE Mentorship Breakfast for LGBTQ doctoral students and junior faculty members.


A Call to Fight Against Racism

CSOGIE issues a call to action in the fight against racism, white supremacy, state violence, and the intersections of cissexism and heterosexism. This call to action reinforces our commitment to our continued work as a council to increase inclusive practices and policies within social work education. Visit the Social Justice Community on the CSWESpark! platform to read the full statement.


2020 SOGIE Scholarship Award Winners

The paper, Sexual Identity development and its impact on sexual well being: Differences between sexual minority and non-sexual minority former foster youth has been awarded the 2020 SOGIE Scholarship Award. Congratulations to authors, Richard A. Brandon-Friedman, Barb Pierce, Elizabeth Wahler, Jeffry Thigpen, and J. Dennis Fortenberry! Click here to learn more about the winners. 


CSOGIE Resources 

The NAME Steps: How to Name and Address Anti-LGBTQIA2S+ Microaggressions in Social Work Classrooms

CSOGIE has developed a guide to support colleagues in better recognizing and intervening in microaggressions towards LGBTQIA2S+ populations. The guide introduces the NAME Steps (notice, acknowledge, make space, engage) with more detail and examples for application. It also outlines steps and strategies in order to enhance comprehension and includes a list of references and resources for further learning and study.


Social Work Student Speak Out

Read the CSOGIE study report, Social Work Students Speak Out! The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students in Social Work Programs.


Rainbow Papers: Guidelines for Social Work Education

Guidelines for Affirmative Social Work Education
A guide for creating social work educational environments that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

Guidelines for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Affirmative Education
A guide for creating social work educational environments that support transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) identities.