The idea behind this book is to begin to train therapists to competently address the unique needs of our community, from coming-out issues to affirmative language and terminology, to the "impact of history, identity, culture, and community on various aspects of functioning for LGBTQ individuals," amongst other themes. The APA acknowledges that this is an area where many graduate training programs of therapists fall short; one belonging to a minority group identity such as gay or transgender doesn't mean they automatically possess the skills to treat the mental health needs of our community. (And yes, I do identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in a few different and intersecting ways.) … [Read more...] about What Does “Queering Psychology” Mean?
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No one really knows what the intimate nature of that relationship was. Works by author Les Daniels (e.g., Daniels, 2004) popularized the idea that it was polyamorous, with Bill fathering children by both Elizabeth and Olive. It is unclear how Daniels would have known this for sure. When asked about this later in life, William and Elizabeth's son Pete either would say that the adults had their part of the house, the kids had theirs, and the kids did not know what went on over there, or would scoff with "Who cares? Why do you want to know that?" In my conversations with Pete, I never went there. He did tell me that Bill and Betty (Elizabeth) worked, while Dotsie (Olive) raised the kids. The Marstons legally adopted both of Olive's children, but that was only a legality. She was an equal partner, fully a parental authority to all their children. … [Read more...] about The “True Story” of Wonder Woman’s Marston Ménage à Trois