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The development of one’s sexual and gender identity is a central task in one’s life. For transgender individuals, this task can be daunting. Does a Female-to-Male (FtM) individual who is sexually attracted to men identify as gay, straight, queer, or…
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The news has been flooded with information about the same-sex marriage debate now that nine states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Iowa, Washington) and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage; three by popular vote…
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“For the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that Love is the ultimate and highest…
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If you have been searching for some fine queer non-fiction coffee table books, the queer, bisexual, lesbian, and gay therapists at Chicago based IntraSpectrum Counseling have some quality reading recommendations for you. If your quest is to read the stories…
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“My hope is that you who read this book will enjoy yourselves and gain enough insight to able to tell others that transgenderism is not about what people see on shows like Jerry Springer.” —Nicholas M. Teich In Transgender 101:…
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For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals, the world we live in is a hostile one. Hate crimes, institutionalized heterosexism, and verbal or written slurs are a fact of life for many who identify as LGBTQI.…
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IntraSpectrum Counseling applauds Chicago House for the development of the TransLife Project. According to Chicago House, “The mission of the new TransLife Project is to provide a trans-specific employment support program, fixed and scattered site housing for transgender persons, and…
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“I was just doing my thing at my locker when one of a group of girls looked at me and said, ‘You’re a dyke.’ I looked back at her and smiled and said, ‘you say that like it’s a bad…
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One common struggle couples face relates to negotiating the sometimes seemingly opposing needs for closeness and for independence. Healthy functioning in a couple necessarily involves having one’s own interests, goals and friends as well as having interests, goals, and friends…
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National Coming Out Day, which takes place every year on October 11th, is the continuation of a 25-year tradition of celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) experience of coming out, as well as a platform for…
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