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Thinking of Opting Out? Take a Note from Same-Sex Parents

Summer of 2013, The New York Times released a piece by Judith Warner in its Sunday Magazine, entitled “The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In,” returning to the women interviewed in Lisa Belkin’s 2003 Times article “The Opt-Out ...

Parenting A Child That Is Different

What does it mean to parent a child who is 'different?' Well, one thing we know through research is that these kids can be protected from the negative effects of a close-minded world through the efforts of the people who raise them. There have been ...

Is The Queer Community "Recruiting" Kids?

The Gallup organization recently released some interesting survey findings. They questioned 120,000 people, asking: ‘Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?’ Never before have this many Americans ...

What is GSD: Going Beyond Our Current Queer Acronym

In the beginning of 2013, the Pink Therapy group in the UK made headlines by saying ‘GSD’ – Gender and Sexual Diversities – should be the new umbrella term for a community that seems to add letters even while they're ...

Lessons Learned From Queer Couples

At this point, John Gottman’s research from a few years ago comparing gay and straight couples is pretty well known. Gottman, a well- respected psychologist and researcher, conducted a study of gay relationships, basically showing that (most) ...

The Growth Of Trans Visibility

Lots of folks are puzzled and surprised by what appears to be a sudden explosion of people who identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid, or something else that is not traditionally ‘male’ or ‘female.’ Even for LGB ...

What You Need To Know About Transgender And Gender Non-Conforming Youth

At the Institute for Personal Growth, a counseling and psychotherapy firm where I am a practicing therapist and Executive Director, we offer supportive counseling groups for gender variant and transgender youth, as well as their families. There is ...

The Infamous ‘Gay Agenda’: Recruiting the Young

Years ago, when teachers were fired if they were suspected of being gay, the argument was that LGBTQ teachers would "recruit" young people to their way of life. I thought of that when I read a special report put out by the Gallup organization on a ...

Overcoming Stress from Hurricane Sandy: How to Survive a Superstorm-After It's Gone!

You survived Hurricane Sandy, the Superstorm, the ‘Frankenstorm.’  So you should be feeling fine, right?

How We Stopped Being Crazy and What It Did For Gay Rights

Many LGBT people don’t fully understand the critical role that the political action against the mental health community played a in advancing lesbian and gay rights.