DR. LUCY MERCIER is a professor and depart-ment chair of Social Work and Youth Services at Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Mercier is also director at SVSU’s Pride Center, which strives to better the lives of individuals who iden-tify as gender/sexual/romantic minorities through education, awareness, advocacy and re-sources. Thru Dr. Mercier, Perceptions partnered with the PRIDE Center at SVSU to hold the first SOGI (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity) LGBT Youth Action Summit in April 2016.