There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
Verified by Psychology Today
By Jack Turban MD MHS on January 23, 2019 in Political Minds
A new study shows that early social transition for transgender youth doesn’t make them identify more strongly as transgender.
By Karen L. Blair Ph.D. on September 16, 2018 in Inclusive Insight
The gender binary is deeply entrenched in Western society, but gender has historically been viewed in a more fluid manner.
By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. on July 29, 2018 in Sex, Sexuality, and Romance
“A deep, persistent unease with being associated only with the binary gender assigned to them from infancy.”
By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on June 25, 2018 in Eating Mindfully
As helping professionals, are we serving the LGBTQ+ community as well as we can? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on June 22, 2018 in Laugh, Cry, Live
It's Pride Month. An out and proud reader wonders about how to handle people who shine a spotlight on her LGBTQ+ status. Here's a look at how to build bridges of understanding.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on March 06, 2018 in The Imprinted Brain
Belief that bisexuality/hermaphroditism unifies the sexes and eliminates conflict is contradicted by a species of flatworm.
By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. on December 25, 2017 in Sex, Sexuality, and Romance
We need to better understand what is most important—gender or sex—if we are to reduce the mental health problems of transgender youth.
By Randi Hutter Epstein M.D. on December 18, 2017 in Birth, Babies, and Beyond
How a novelist and mother used storytelling to teach about transgender.
By Rachel Lynn Golden, Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Affirming Adolescence
Wondering if your support of a transgender or nonbinary teen matters? Research says it is lifesaving.
By Jennifer O’Brien Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in All Things LGBTQ
An annotated guide to some definitions and terminology related to variations in gender identity.
By Jack Turban MD MHS on September 03, 2017 in Political Minds
Adults on both sides on the aisle have argued passionately about how trans youth should be treated. Lost among these voices are those of the children themselves.
By Elizabeth J. Meyer Ph.D. on August 08, 2017 in Gender and Schooling
Tips for educators getting ready for a new school year.
By Mark O'Connell LCSW-R on June 24, 2017 in Quite Queerly
An interview with LGBTQ+ activists Dior Vargas and Cole Ledford.
By Mark O'Connell LCSW-R on June 23, 2017 in Quite Queerly
An interview with Jillian Weiss of Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and Calvin Stowell of DoSomething.org.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on May 31, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
Transgender is not considered to be a mental illness in Denmark, making it the first country to remove the link between transgender identity and mental illness.
By Elizabeth J. Meyer Ph.D. on May 23, 2017 in Gender and Schooling
Parenting a transgender child has challenges that are unique to that experience. The documentary 'Real Boy' offers some supports and insights for parents.
By Joel L. Young M.D. on March 17, 2017 in When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart
In advance of International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, this blog focuses on offering some strategies to parents with trans children.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on February 28, 2017 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Violent protests aimed at preventing “hate speech” at Berkeley show how dangerous we become when we can’t tell the difference between vile words and real violence.
By Samantha Smithstein Psy.D. on February 25, 2017 in What The Wild Things Are
The take-down of black-and-white thinking about what it means to be a human being and liberates us all.
By Mark O'Connell LCSW-R on February 24, 2017 in Quite Queerly
No matter what your politics are, it is in the best interest of our collective mental health to protect all of our students, not just some of them.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on February 05, 2017 in The Imprinted Brain
Boys born seeming to be girls and socialised as such revert to male after puberty in ~90% of cases, providing an acid test of nature versus nurture.
By Elizabeth J. Meyer Ph.D. on December 11, 2016 in Gender and Schooling
Are schools sexist? How can we know?
By Steven Reidbord M.D. on December 10, 2016 in Sacramento Street Psychiatry
The story of Rudy, and how his boss helped him gain acceptance by his coworkers.
By Katherine Schreiber and Heather Hausenblas Ph.D. on December 06, 2016 in The Truth About Exercise Addiction
The high cost of shame and stigma manifests itself in the mental health of transgender people.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on November 21, 2016 in Talking Apes
Sex and gender are not the same thing. Rather, they reflect the difference between physical reality and psychological experience.
Find a therapist specializing in trans issues.
Get the help you need from a therapist near you–a FREE service from Psychology Today.