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Next Steps in LGBT: Continuing Awareness

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” —Nathaniel Branden, American Psychologist Thank you, readers, for joining us on our month-long LGBT blog take-over. Together we … Continue reading

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Reproduction and the LGBT Parent; a Changing Narrative

One historically important objection to gay and lesbians relationships is that they are inherently sterile and incapable of producing children. Many gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people have managed to … Continue reading

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Closing the Question about Trans-Identities

Was there ever a time in which a person could have argued for the moral acceptability of slavery without doing something gravely wrong in the very arguing? Maybe not, but … Continue reading

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The End of Reparative Therapy

With the removal of homosexuality as a mental illness in the 1970’s came a change in how therapists treated gay, lesbian, and bisexual patients. Instead of attempting to change a … Continue reading

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Contextualizing the LGBT Patient in the Health Care System

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, recommends that data on sexual orientation and … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diane Sawyer’s Interview with Bruce Jenner: What Were Its Lessons?

Diane Sawyer’s April 24, 2015 ABC News interview with Bruce Jenner drew 16.9 million total viewers. The interview was deemed highly anticipated, as the American public, via media reports, expected … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Understanding Human Sexuality in a Broad Context

Taken from the Introduction to The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, published May 2015, edited by Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin http://www.encyclopediaofhumansexuality.com Sexuality as an academic, legal, medical, and social … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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