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I AM: Elderly


I AM: a Gamer


Youth Without Fathers


I Am: A White Male


What do you hear most?

The graphic represents the words/phrases participants in a Safe Places workshop hear most to hurt, shame or marginalize LBGTQ individuals in their daily lives.


I am: A Bioqueen


I Am: Fat


I am: An African American


“That’s so gay!”

At a recent Safe Places workshop designed to help people reduce the often hostile workplace environments in which LBGTQ navigate their daily lives participants were asked to reflect on the “power of words” as a […]


Real Human Connection Takes Time to Develop

In the late nineteen seventies, as I neared completion of graduate school, I had one of the best learning experiences.  This occurred near the end of my graduate program in counseling.  I was working as […]


My Son Shouldn’t Have to Lie About His Gender

Gender stereotypes drive me crazy and break my heart all at the same time.  My young child should not need to ask me to lie about his gender so he can get a “girl” toy […]


I AM: from a military family

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