Mission and Objectives


The Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Transgendered Issues Group (LGBTIC) was founded in 1991, formed in 1994, granted affiliate status in 1996 as the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Issues Caucus (LGBIC), and changed its name to the LGBTIC in 2001 to include transgendered people.  The LGBTIC exists to make visible lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues within the field of art education. It is poised to actively work against misrepresentation and bias in our culture and teaching institutions to produce safer spaces for all people in our schools and society.


  • To accomplish its mission, the NAEA’s Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Transgendered Issues Caucus (LGBTIC):
    • shall represent and work to advance the concerns of the LGBTQ+ art educators and artists;
    • supports individuals and institutions facing homophobia, heterosexism and other forms of discrimination;
    • advocates for fair and representative treatment of lesbian and gay artists as part of the ongoing process of curricular revision;
    • works with the NAEA and NAEA-affiliated organizations on non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation;
    • opposes the resurgence of individual, groups and organizations that espouse bigotry, hatred, violence and homophobia;
    • works to provide an affirmative, positive, equitable, and safe educational environment in art classrooms for all adults and youth (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and heterosexual);
    • works for the greater equality and visibility of gays and lesbians in our society.

Taken from the LGBTIC Constitution 2003. Link Here.