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Last month, we reviewed Family Pride, where author Michael Shelton worked to dispel the myth that most or all of LGBT families are headed by out, white, college-educated, professional gay men and lesbians. While he attributed the perpetuation of this…
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Share Tweet  Jim, a gay man in his early 30’s and a mid-level manager at his company, has been dating Marshall for about six months now. Things have been going great so far. That is, until Marshall introduced Jim to…
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The Supreme Court DOMA Decision. What does it really mean for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois? If you didn’t know about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) when it was in full effect, you surely heard about it when…
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In Michael Shelton’s book Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods, the author dispels a popular misconception about queer families. He explains that most current research has studied planned lesbian and…
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  ABC Family normalizes lesbian-headed families during prime-Time TV Two lesbian mothers raise a family of biological, adopted, and foster children. This new show is groundbreaking territory and makes strides towards normalizing same-sex families. The Show ABC Family recently premiered…
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8 Ways to Develop a Positive Bisexual Identity This post was originally published June 27 2013, and has been revamped and republished to support its ongoing relevance in our clients’ lives. The term “bisexual” encompasses a vast umbrella of sexual…
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To better the serve Chicagoland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) population, a second IntraSpectrum location has opened in Andersonville, or as some call it “Girls Town.” IntraSpectrum Counseling has found overwhelming success because they are the only Chicago-based…
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In Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture (2011), Peggy Orenstein critically examines the ubiquitous marketing of feminized products to young girls, and she includes many interesting tidbits about this rampant girlie-girl culture.…
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In our last mental health blog, we looked at the following vignette: Katie wakes up from another night of not nearly enough hours of sleep. Her life always seemed to have such a crazy pace that she felt the need…
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Katie wakes up from another night of not nearly enough hours of sleep. Her life always seemed to have such a crazy pace that she felt the need to stay up late to catch up on things she wasn’t able…
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