An interview with doctor of clinical social work, Frank Brooks about gender role non-conformity. Frank described his own experiences of feeling different and facing prejudice as he grew up. He then went on to study the powerful link between gender role non-conformity in boys and the risk of suicide. He works now with families with gender role non-conforming kids to help them protect their kids from bullying, threats, and shunning. Frank uses the term Gender role instead of gender to highlight that these roles are social constructions and are changing. He sees hope for transgender and gender role non-conforming kids as social awareness and acceptance grows.
An interview with Betsy Parsons on her decision to come out as a teacher in the Portland public schools. [Read more…]
An interview with Darlene Huntress from Equality Maine on the impact of denying marriage to same sex couples. [Read more…]
An interview with lesbian mom Jen Hodsden and her 11 year old daughter Soleil about the impact of homophobia on their lives. [Read more…]
Coming Out, Homophobia, and Psychiatry: an interview with psychiatrist Dr. Marshall Forstein about his own coming out, the impact of fag jokes, and the experience of legal marriage in Massachusetts.