The mission of KALGBTIC is to promote greater awareness and understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues among members of the counseling profession, students, clients, and aligned helping professions. KALGBTIC also serves to identify conditions which may present barriers to the human growth and development of LGBT clients and communities, and to use counseling skills and programs to preserve and protect such development.
Name and Affiliation
The name of this association is the Kentucky Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling, referred to commonly as KALGBTIC. KALGBTIC was established in 1988 by Dr. Sue Strong. It is a state branch of the national Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling [ALGBTIC] which is a division of the American Counseling Association [ACA], and a division of the Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA).
KALGBTIC supports no discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, class gender, gender identity and expression, sexual and/or affectional orientation, age, ability/disability, spiritual or religious belief system, or indigenous, cultural, and ethnic heritage.