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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Committee

We invite you to visit or join this committee. Meetings are held at the NASW Indiana office except as noted, with an option to participate by phone. The next meeting will be Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. To RSVP or for more information please contact the office at  (317) 923-9878 or


Other Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Resources

SOGI Statewide Resource List  click here

Same Sex Marriage Fact Sheet  click here


Richard A. Brandon-Friedman, MSW, LCSW, LCAC


Committee Charge

The committee will develop, review, and monitor programs of the chapter and the field of social work and provide education to the chapter and the field of social work with respect to GLBT concerns in social work practice, social work education, social policy, and social justice. This charge will become effective upon approval of the board.

The IN Chapter SOGI Committee can actualize this charge by working to achieve the following tasks and objectives:
A. To sensitize the profession to the diversity and needs of GLBT individuals and their families in contemporary society.
B. To recommend GLBT NASW members for elective and appointive leadership positions.
C. To work within the network of the National GLBT task forces and resource people.
D. To stimulate an increase of GLBT content in professional literature.
E. To communicate with various units of NASW (publications, quality assurance, practice advancements, governmental affairs, etc.) to assure appropriate recognition and inclusion of GLBT content.
F. To advocate for GLBT curricular content in schools of social work.
G. To participate with coalitions of related organizations, agencies, and professional associations.
H. To communicate the activities of the committee to the board.


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