SAIGE 2024 Annual Conference: Elevating Advocacy


Extended Deadline: Monday, 4/8/24, 2024, 11:59pm PST

The Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE) is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). SAIGE’s mission is to advocate for the voice, equity, and inclusion of LGBTGEQIAP+ persons within the counseling profession and beyond and to promote the professional development of counselors and related professionals to ensure that all LGBTGEQIAP+ individuals receive ethical, culturally-inclusive, liberating services that attend to all aspects of their intersectional identities.

Proposals for conference presentations and poster sessions are now being accepted for the SAIGE 2024 Conference, October 4th & 5th, 2024, Denver Marriott West, Golden, CO

A limited number of rooms at the conference hotel have been reserved and can be accessed here!

To read more about our conference theme, and more detailed proposal information, visit our Conference Page!


T-Shirts for Sale!

Show your support for SAIGE and the communities we serve by wearing the 2024 ACA Conference and Expo t-shirt! These shirts are available to purchase for only $30 through Monday, April 15th and are only available online for a short time. Snag yours and have it ready to wear for the 2024 SAIGE Conference this October in Golden, CO!


Our division of the American Counseling Association is a home for Queer and Trans Counselors, Ally Counselors, and Advocates to connect and grow. Our focus is on building competence for all mental health specialists so that all LGBTGEQIAP+ individuals can find a safe and affirming space to heal. We promote research and education that furthers the counseling field in working with LGBTGEQIAP+ people of intersecting identities. We mentor new professionals and emerging leaders in the field of counseling LGBTGEQIAP+ clients. We connect and work closely with ACA and other ACA divisions in order to promote multicultural competence and social justice. We advocate for LGBTGEQIAP+ clients in communities, mental health systems, and public policy.


LGBTGEQIAP+ Initialism

Learn about the initials that we use to describe the communities that we serve.

Become a Member

Become a Member of SAIGE to receive access to all resources in order to improve your competence with LGBTGEQIAP+ clients. Benefits include opportunities to network with other like-minded professionals, researchers, and pioneers in LGBTGEQIAP+ social justice and advocacy, reduced prices for educational webinars and biennual SAIGE conferences.

Become Competent

How do you work competently in counseling with Queer and Trans People? How do you incorporate intersecting identities, like ethnicity, religion, disability, socio-economic status, and immigration status?

Become Involved

Become an advocate and leader in the field of counseling LGBTGEQIAP+ clients by volunteering with SAIGE through service on our various committees, participating in events, or consider running for a place on the Board.

SAIGE is a Division of the American Counseling Association