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  Most of us know what the first four letters in LGBTQIA stand for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Many of us know what the “Q” represents-Queer/Questioning. A few may even know that the “A” stands for Asexual. What is…
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Banish the Winter Blues! Familiar refrains of “Oh the weather outside is frightful…” and “Dashing through the snow…” seem to carry special significance in the greater Chicago area, where our winters are known for their bite and tendency to drag…
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For many, the winter holidays bring with them snowy weather, familiar tunes, and a host of seasonal events and get-togethers. While this can be a joyful time of togetherness, many find it to be a very stressful time of the…
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John D’Emilio As a scholar of queer theory, I had the privilege of studying under Dr. John D’Emilio while he was teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Now a Professor Emeritus, I also had the pleasure of attending…
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In recent years, young adult (YA) lesbian and gay fiction has begun to proliferate. It is exciting to see so many new writers emerge and to read stories about the diverse experiences of young queer people. This month we will…
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Why does psychotherapy work? There are many reasons, but today we are going to focus on one in particular-the therapeutic relationship. One of the biggest predictors of success in therapy is a good relationship between the client and therapist. However,…
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  Heard of Julia Serano? Excluded by Julia Serano has attracted a significant amount of well deserved attention and appreciation from and for the trans community. Julia Serano defines herself “as a transsexual woman, bisexual, and femme activist” (3). As…
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The Title’s Significance Keith Boykin, author of Beyond the Down Low, conceptualized the anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home in 2010. It was…
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The love story of two women captured in the film Blue is the Warmest Color has created international buzz. According to Variety Magazine, the movie has won the Palme d’Or in Cannes and the Louis Delluc prize in France as…
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When should you and your partner seek couples therapy? Unfortunately, there’s not a simple answer. Couples’ reasons for seeking relational therapy or couples therapy vary broadly.  In some cases, couples might only take action when there’s an undoubtable problem. This…
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