Category Archives: GLBT

Homo for the holidays

My dear friend and trusted colleague Whit Ryan was selected as a Point Foundation Scholar this year, to help support his graduate studies in sports psychology focusing on the needs and well-being of queer and trans athletes. He’s written a … Continue reading

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The Day After

2016 has been a notoriously difficult year for many folks in my circles. Folks have joked that maybe David Bowie was the only thing holding the universe together and the wheels have started coming off since his death, but in … Continue reading

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I’m speaking at AAMFT 2016!

I’ll be presenting a workshop at AAMFT 2016 in Indianapolis next week.  My talk is called “Difficult Dialogues: A Cultural Humility Approach to Broaching Cultural Issues,” and you can have a look at my slides at the link there.  It’s … Continue reading

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New publication in “Family Process”!

I’m proud to announce that I’ve written a new article with my friend and colleague Dr. Deb Coolhart for the journal Family Process which is published in its latest issue.  Our article, titled “Expanding the Therapy Paradigm with Queer Couples: A Relational … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday: Gay marriage opponent does an about-face.

David Blankenhorn, known for testifying in favor of California’s Proposition 8, has come out in support of gay marriage. Instead of fighting gay marriage, I’d like to help build new coalitions bringing together gays who want to strengthen marriage with … Continue reading

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Quick post: On supporting marriage.

Sociologist Phillip Cohen, who writes the excellent blog Family Inequality, appeared on Talk of the Nation recently as a guest alongside the head-desk worthy economist Isabel Sawhill who recently brought single-mom bashing into the 21st Century. He points out that … Continue reading

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Quick post: A great example of using one’s privilege for good.

This post from Bruce Reyes-Chow is a great example of a concrete answer to the question I tried to address in my previous post, “well what do you expect me to do if I have this privilege you’re talking about?” … Continue reading

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Should AAMFT ask members to convene in North Carolina?

I just sent this email to the AAMFT Board of Directors (edited so that links are hyperlinks): —- Dear AAMFT Board: I hope you will read this and other news stories about Amendment 1 which just passed in North Carolina.  … Continue reading

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MFT and the Culture Wars

Over at his excellent blog MFT Progress Notes, my friend and colleague Dr. Ben Caldwell has been regularly blogging about the issue of therapists who have religious or moral objections to homosexuality.  There has been a flurry of legal cases … Continue reading

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Bad Santa: Part II

Yesterday I started in on ruining Christmas for everyone, or at least Jimmy Kimmel and some of his fans, by pointing out that his “Give your kids a terrible present and film it” challenge was… not actually that funny, when … Continue reading

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