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November 1, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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An Alternative Approach to Gender Identity Conversion Therapy

November 1, 2019 08:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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In a recent survey of 27,715 transgender adults in JAMA Psychiatry, gender identity conversion efforts (GICE) were associated with higher odds of attempted suicide and severe psychological distress. Many jurisdictions ban this practice and several professional organizations oppose it because they recognize the adverse mental health outcomes seen in those who experienced these efforts. [More]

March 5, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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LGBQ Teens At Increased Risk Of Depression According To New Study

March 5, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to a new study published in the Lancet, adolescents who identified as sexual minorities (LGBQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning) at 16 years of age were at an increased risk of depression compared to heterosexuals from very early on in adolescence, even as young as ten years of age. The results of the study point to potential mental-health problems before a teen’s conscious identification of their sexual orientation. [More]

June 4, 2015
by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D


June is LGBT Pride Month

June 4, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D  [About the Author]

On May 29, 2015, President Obama re-proclaimed that June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. In his re-proclamation, Obama highlights his Executive Order on LGBT workplace discrimination. In this landmark order, Federal contractors are protected against discriminations based on gender identity and sexual orientation. He called to not only end the discrimination with Federal contractors but also to extend these protections to all American workers in the future. [More]