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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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How does one begin to empathize with another’s struggles? In Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son to Come to Terms with his Sexuality, John Schwartz deftly intersperses memoir with research in his attempt to better understand…
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It’s hard to navigate different sex drives in partnerships. A difference in sexual desire can cause strain and stress for all involved. Sexual desire sits somewhere on a continuum for each of us, and ranges from very high sex drive…
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S. Bear Bergman’s newest collection of essays, Blood, Marriage, Wine, and Glitter, is a welcome addition to his previous work:  The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, Butch is a Noun, and Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, which he co-edited with…
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Linda Hirshman penned Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution: How a Despised Minority Pushed Back Beat Death, Found Love, and Changed America for Everyone in 2012, and it was named one of the 100 Notable Books by the New York Times…
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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has been keeping tabs on LGBT representation on television networks for nearly twenty years. They release an annual Network Responsibility Index and “Where We Are on TV” report to improve quality and…
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In July, we reviewed two gay male parenting memoirs. This month our focus on queer family life continues with a lens on lesbian parenting. These three lesbian parenting memoirs show that motherhood can come in many forms and that some…
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Fact #1: Being transgender is hard. Fact #2: Transgender stress is common It is no surprise that transgender individuals experience a kind of stress that cisgender (those who identify with the gender they were assigned at birth) individuals do not.…
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Over the past several months, anti-gay laws in Russia have gained attention worldwide, particularly in the United States and other countries with marriage equality laws in place. In addition to outrageous discrimination against the LGBT population in Russia, these laws…
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