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“Now, more than ever, queer people are empowering themselves to live the life that fits for them,” says Dr. Jeff Cohen, whose research focuses on the experience of sexual minorities.
Source:Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Sexual and Gender Minority SIG
"The pressure to avoid isolation, rejection, and disapproval from their community is common for those who hold intersecting queer and Arab identities," write Drs. Kareen M. Matouk and Melina Wald.
Source:The TelegraphOctober 9, 2020
“We know from research and clinical experience that a negative reaction to coming out can be very hurtful and cause lasting pain,” said Dr. Jeff Cohen.
- September 22, 2020
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was common to hear, “the virus is the great equalizer.” However, this has not been true for the Transgender and Non-Binary (TGNB) community.
- June 26, 2020
The Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling asserting that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits firing a person from their job on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Source:MedscapeSeptember 12, 2019
"We've known that there's a strong association between gender minority stress and poor health outcomes," Dr. William Byne said. "This just makes it a little bit more concrete."
Source:Washington PostSeptember 11, 2019
Dr. William Byne, said that conversion therapy is especially harmful to children, who “should be building a foundation based on resilience and self-esteem.”