The Sexuality and Gender Alliance Committee advances health and wellness within the LGBTQ+ community of mental health consumers. SAGA is affiliated with the Pool of Consumer Champions as the 13th POCC committee. Beyond general support work, SAGA advocates for the LGBTQ community in the mental health system. Specifically, it champions cultural awareness of LGBTQ specific concerns. Committee members create a welcoming environment that validates the LGBTQ wellness experience.

One goal of the committee is to develop LGBTQ educational materials for mental health providers. Towards this end, SAGA has been making connections with a multitude of health professionals and community leaders. Soon SAGA will begin the process of tracking outreach outcomes.

The longevity of this committee demonstrates PEERS’ commitment to empowering the LGBTQ community. Please contact karrington@peersnet.org for more information.