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How to Become a State Branch

Currently, the general process to become a fully recognized state branch of SAIGE, is to become a division of your state ACA organization, then get approved by SAIGE.

You should begin by finding out what the process is to start a division in your state organization. You may be required by your state organization to have a minimum number of interested members before you can officially become a division.

You should gather other interested SAIGE members in your state who are willing to join the effort to start a state branch. You will need enough members to have at least 3 board members. This may also require you to begin as a Special Interest Group, until you have paying members, an elected board, and active bylaws. All elected officers of a branch must be members of SAIGE.

The next step is to draft bylaws for the branch. Again, your state organization might have input, suggestions, or specific requirements for those, but they should also be written to be in compliance with SAIGE Bylaws.

Once the process is underway, you should report your activity to the State Branch Committee of SAIGE, who can help with the logistics of official approval. Once you have been officially granted Division status by your state organization, you can then submit your request for official recognition as a SAIGE state branch, which requires a 2/3 vote of the SAIGE board.

Our current branches have 2 years (July 2022) to change their name from our previous name as ALGBTIC to a name that incorporates SAIGE. Any new branch applications should use the name SAIGE within their name.

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Alabama

The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama (ALGBTICAL) was established in 2005.

https://www.alabamacounseling.org/algbtical.html

Florida

The Florida Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (FALGBTIC) was established in 2016.

https://www.flacounseling.org/FALGBTIC

Idaho

The Idaho Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (IALGBTIC) was established in 2015.

http://www.idahocounseling.org/IALGBTIC

Illinois

The Illinois Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (IALGBTIC) was established in 2011.

http://www.ialgbtic.org/

Kentucky

The Kentucky Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (KALGBTIC) was established in 1988.

http://kalgbtic.weebly.com/?fbclid=IwAR3t0S0aDcku1qs4R8eyRQtPayFdaXnb_gkMO_3zh_6ic_sdBNWwfBUl5nM

Louisiana

The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling - Louisiana (ALGBTIC-LA) was established in 2002.

https://algbticla.org/

Maryland

The Maryland Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (MALGBTIC) was established in 2015.

https://www.mdcounseling.org/MALGBTIC

Missouri

The Maryland Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (MALGBTIC) was established in 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/algbtic.missouri
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Nebraska

The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Nebraska (ALGBTICN) was established in 2013.

New Mexico

The New Mexico Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (NMALGBTIC) was established in 2015.

https://nmalgbtic.com/
New York

New York

The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of New York (ALGBTIC-NY) was established in 2015.

North Carolina

The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of North Carolina (AGLBICNC) was established in 1988.

https://nccounselingassociation.org/ncca-divisions/algbicnc/

Ohio

The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio (ALGBTIC-Ohio) was established in 2010.

https://algbtico.com/

Oregon

The Oregon Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (OALGBTIC) was established in 2018.

http://www.queercounseling.org

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (PALGBTIC) was established in 2002.

http://www.pacounseling.org/aws/PACA/pt/sp/divisions

Texas

The Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (TALGBTIC) was established in 2000.

https://txca.org/talgbtic/

Tennessee

The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Tennessee (ALGBTIC-TN) was established in 2009.

https://www.tcacounselors.org/algbtictn

Virginia

The Virginia Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (VALGBTIC) was established in 2015.

https://www.vaalgbtic.org/

Next Steps...

Contact our Trustee of Membership and State Branches to get more information on becoming a state branch of SAIGE.