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MN LGBT Therapists Network News
May 2012

20+ years of LGBT-friendly mental health networking
vol. V, Issue 5

The Latest

The Trauma of Discrimination ~ postponed
To reiterate ~ The LGBT Therapists Network Steering Committee & Pride Institute decided to postpone our May 11th workshop ~ The Trauma of Discrimination: Politics are Getting More Personal: Impact on Us & Our Work With Clients ~ till later in 2012. If you have already registered, you may request a refund from Nikki Simon, or we will count it towards the event on the future date. We will keep you posted on the workshop in future eNewsletters. We sincerely appreciate your understanding.

When Sex Harms conference
LGBT Therapists members Weston Edwards and Nicky Simon
of Pride Institute are coordinating a conference in Chicago ~ When Sex Harms: Identifying and Treating Maladaptive Sexual Behavior in LGBTQ Clients, with the possibility of a similar one here in Minnesota sometime this fall. Presented by Weston & Dr. Kevin Osten, Psy D, Adler School.

Member question: How do I change what's visible in my directory listing?
That's a great and important question. Did you know that you can manage how much of your listing is visible to the general public, to members only, or just to the website's administrators? The new instructions page
on our website outlines the easy steps. As always, contact us anytime you have questions about your membership and managing your LGBT Therapists member profile.

Community Events

MN AIDS Walk
Sunday May 20 - Minnehaha Park - Minneapolis - website
Member Element Mental Health Services will participate on Team RAAN (Rural AIDS Action Network), which helps people living with HIV/AIDS in rural Minnesota. support team RAAN

Twin Cities Queer Prom 2012
Saturday May 19, 7-10pm - The Blake School - Minneapolis - website
For ages 15-21, grades 9th - 12th. Drug-alcohol-smoke-free event. Hosted by Minnesota School Outreach Coalition and Minnesota GSA Coalition.

Indian Child Welfare Education Day
Monday June 11, 8:30am-4:30pm - William Mitchell College of Law - St. Paul
Minnesota Two-Spirit Society Presents From a Place of Honor to a Place of Shame Return to Honor Understanding the Native American GLBTQ Community. Presentations: Antony Stately, Ph.D., LP Janice Bad Moccasin Nick Metcalf, MA Lenny Hayes, MA Reva D’Nova.
CEU's provided - no cost for this event.
For further information, please contact: Reva D’Nova 612-721-9807

Bi Salon
Second Thursdays 7-8:30pm - Fireroast Cafe - Minneapolis - website
The Bisexual Organizing Project and OutFront Minnesota have teamed up to launch a new bisexual community discussion group, with your friendly facilitators, Rebecca Waggoner and yours truly, Bill Burleson. May 10, topic: You're not the boss of me (Defining bisexuality for ourselves˜what does it mean?).
Free, and we'll even buy the coffee.

Quorum Network Night
Tuesday May 15 - Grand Hotel - Minneapolis - website
Come visit one of our business members in a relaxed, casual atmosphere In their restaurant/lounge, The SIX15 Room.

OutFront Minnesota's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Friday May 18, 6-11pm - Walker Art Center - Minneapolis - website
Reception, program, 25 Under 25 Awards, and party. OutFront Minnesota celebrates 25 years of advancing our state toward equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Camp Camp Revolution
August 23-26 - One Heartland Center - Willow River - website
Where Camp is Campy! A safe and welcoming place for all youth, especially youth who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, to be their full and true selves. It’s a chance for GLBTQA youth to come together for four days of fun and community building.
A partnership between One Heartland and eight GLBTQ serving agencies working with youth ages 13-18 that identify as GLBTQ.

The Naked I: Wide Open
June 13-16, 7:30pm - Intermedia Arts - Minneapolis - website
20% Theatre Company Twin Cities presents a remount
of the sold-out show in February, featuring over 60 local artists. Filled with fresh, sexy, humorous, gut-punching, and unbelievably honest and true stories by transgender/gender non-conforming individuals and allies, The Naked I: Wide Open explores gender identity far beyond the land of "male" and "female".

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Our network is a Minnesota-based grassroots group of queer and allied mental health therapists, students in mental health-related fields, and community mental-health related agencies. Our group shares information and resources that impact our varied work in the mental health fields and that is unique to the particular needs of the LGBTQ communities we live in and serve. We welcome submissions to this eNewsletter that are pertinent to mental health and LGBTQ issues, All network members are welcome to contribute to this monthly eNewsletter. Just send your referral question, announcement, member accomplishment, space available information, event, conference, workshop, group information, or other pertinent notice to Irene Greene.  All responses to questions, ads, workshops, etc. should be emailed directly back to the contact person in the notice.  If you want to become a member of this organization please visit our website

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