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February 2016

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posted 02.08.2016
By Rebecca Preston Ten years ago I was in a car accident in which I was expected not to live. I was in the hospital for three months. During that time, and throughout all the therapies, not one person brought up my sexual identity. I suppose they thought it didn’t matter, that there was so... Read More
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By K. Abel Knochel People who identify as transgender later in life often demonstrate great resilience in their ability to reconstruct their identity. Some are in long-term relationships and face the challenge of helping a partner transition through multiples changes and losses. In early 2015 I... Read More
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By Eboni I. Green In the hit Showtime series Nurse Jackie, members of a healthcare team seek to comfort a man as he makes end-of-life decisions for his husband, who is suffering from cancer. Each professional caregiver attempts to say something meaningful and supportive to the couple. Yet their... Read More
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By Lake Dziengel One of the most frequently overlooked and misunderstood phenomena is the concept of Ambiguous Loss. This theory, developed by Dr. Pauline Boss, compels us to better examine experiences of unresolved losses due to stigma, disenfranchisement by larger society, discrimination and... Read More

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