The SAIGE Research and Scholarship Committee is thrilled to announce the 2022-2023 Call for Research Grant Proposals! Please see the attached document for eligibility criteria and guidance regarding submitting your proposal. We look forward to beginning proposal review in October 2022.

Please submit all materials by November 15th, 2022 at 11:59 pm (EST). 

With much warmth,

The SAIGE Research and Scholarship Committee

Click Here for the Proposal Form: 2022-2023 SAIGE Research Grant Call for Proposals

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After the trials and troubles of the past few years, the SAIGE 2022 Conference is more than just a conference, it is our hope that it can serve as a homecoming of sorts for counselors, students, and educators, both in the communities and allies of the communities. We desire to remember and honor those who have gotten us here and to reaffirm our commitment to each other, our clients, our students and supervisees, and the communities that we serve. We see you, we hear you, and we will continue to work until we all have a place, not just at the table, but in the leadership.

A new feature we have this year is the addition of a virtual component. For those of you who cannot make it to Chicago/Northbrook, you can purchase a virtual only ticket for access to several great pre-recorded sessions; this includes the corresponding CEUs (when you fill out the evaluation that is). For those of you who will be able to join us in Chicago/Northbrook, your conference ticket will also grant you access to these pre-recorded sessions and CEUs as well as a Continental Breakfast and Lunch on both days of the conference.

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For specific questions or inquiries (including exhibitor/vendor requests, etc.) please contact Tamekia Bell at

On behalf of the SAIGE 2022 Conference Committee, we look forward to seeing you in Chicago/Northbrook!

Presidential Welcome: Dr. Tamekia Bell

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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.


Learn about our new campaign to educate counselors on the importance of intersectionality in our personal and professional lives.

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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