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MN LGBT Therapists Network News
April 2013

20+ years of LGBT-friendly mental health networking
vol. VI, Issue 1

The Latest

Pride Table
Show your MN LGBT Therapists network pride by staffing our Pride booth ~ our third at Twin Cities Pride! This year we can be found in the Quorum Village.
  • It’s fun!
  • Share info about our online resource directory and organization with Pride attendees
  • Recruit and network with LGBT Therapists members
  • Support the LGBT Therapists network
  • People watch ;-)
Shifts will go fast. Last year we had more volunteers than shifts! Volunteer for two-hour shifts on Saturday or Sunday: 10am-noon; noon-2pm; 2-4pm; 4-6pm. We would like 2-3 people/shift.

Do you have some creative ideas for our booth? For more information and to reserve a shift contact: Irene at irenegreene@earthlink.net or 612.874.6442.

Steering Committee

Friday April 19 - 12:15 - 1:30pm
The Healing Well, Suite 203 - 2100 1st Ave S - Mpls
All members of the LGBT Therapists network are welcome to attend.  We wll be brainstorming on how to celebrate 25 years with LGBT Therapists!  RSVP (encouraged but not essential) to Irene Greene email
(612) 874-6442

List Your Insurance

To enhance your 
LGBT Therapists profile listing and searches for finding you, we have added in the capability to note what in-network insurance you accept.  Update your profile today!  Pssst - while you're there, you know you can add a picture, logo, and web address too, right?!
login, password  etc. instructions

Blog & Forum
Did you know our website has a blog and a members-only forum? The forum is a way to reach out and connect with your fellow members.  Make sure you're logged in when you go to the forum page.  
Also, we are looking for a member to manage the blog's content.  Interested?  Please contact White Ash email 612-333-8483.


Searching for Artifacts

We are contributing 
LGBT Therapists archival items to The Tretter Collection for posterity.  Do you have any of our network's artifacts to contribute - brochures, newsletters, directories,etc?  
Please contact Dennis Christian email

Office Space Available
Member Nancy Edwards has an office space available.  Please contact her for details.

Community

Tax Tip
According to the IRS transgender taxpayers can now deduct GRS/SRS (gender reassignment surgery/sex reassignment surgery) as a medical expense.
Huffington Post article

Annual Q-Quest Youth Fest 2013
April 12 - 
11 am - 9 pm
Webster Open School - 425 - 5th St NE - Mpls
Network, learn, explore and be you. Q-Quest is a day-long conference dedicated to LGBT and Allied students.
event webpage

Midwest Family Equality Conference 2013
April 19 & 20
SpringHouse Ministry Center - 610 W 28th St -  Mpls
Keynote speaker:  Tammy Baldwin 
The longest running gathering of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-headed family community in the region. This Conference, sponsored by the Family Equality Council, is a weekend full of both educational and social events, featuring activities and sessions that allow LGBT-headed families and the professionals who work with them to learn more about the topics that matter, to build on their own community of support, to share their stories to further open other hearts and minds, and to raise their collective voices to create social justice.
event webpage

RAAN Therapist Added
In January, member Element Mental Health Service and Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN) announced that Michael P. Graham, MA, LPC, is providing individual, couple, and family therapy to those who are impacted by HIV disease in St Cloud, Alexandria, Bemidji, Grand Rapids, Mankato, and Moorehead.  Michael also facilitates a support group through RAAN for those impacted by HIV disease in each of the above mentioned locations.
for appointments with Michael in any of the above locations,  please call 1-855-260-6020.  
website

Coming Out Group for Women
Starts April 18
Description: 14 week psycho-educational support group for women who are “coming out” as bisexual or lesbian or as a woman attracted to women or questioning.
This is a non-judgmental, safe, confidential, sex-positive, and open place to share, discuss and question anything about coming out, sexuality, sexual identity, and your own journey. Everyone’s process is respected and supported. Members may choose how much they choose to share.
Date/Time: The group will meet for 14 Thursdays at 445-6pm. Next group starts: Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Fee: Call to schedule a 45 minute personal Intake Session, which is $120. Group is $45 per each group session. 5% discount if paid in full. Sliding fee scale available. Free 15 minute phone consultation.
Group developed & facilitated by: Irene Greene, M.S.Ed. Psychotherapist
The Well: A Center for Healing, Suite 203, 2100 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
FFI: 612.874.6442 irenegreene@earthlink.net

BOP BECAUSE Conference 2013
June 7-9 - Augsburg College - Mpls
The Bisexual Organizing Project is combining forces with BiReCon, an academic research conference on bisexuality. BOP has sponsored a new Bi Needs Assessment of Minnesota, and the results will be presented at both BiReConUSA and the BECAUSE community conference by lead researcher Bill Burleson. Keynote speakers are Dr. Meg Barker, founding member of BiUK and author of "Rewriting the Rules", and Natalie Clark, a cisgender femme bisexual queer speaker and author, who recently established a small local business to serve and support the queer and gender non-conforming community in the Duluth area. In addition to events similar to past years, bi films will be shown during BECAUSE, and Sunday will feature the World Premiere of "QUEER!", an original play of monologues giving voice to the too often voiceless members of LGBTQQIAA communities, written and produced by Gadfly Theater Productions.
website


Twin Cities 41st Annual Pride Festival

Sat & Sun, June 29 & 30, 2013
Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Loring Park Minneapolis
The Pride Festival features over 400 exhibitors, 40 food and beverage booths, 20 sponsors and 300,000+ visitors participate in this free celebration of the GLBT community.
tcpride.org

515 - The Tour!
515 - The Tour! is looking for hosting organizations for their play about marriage equality.

  • 515 - The Tour! is a 45-minute theatrical presentation of the real life challenges faced by same-sex couples and their families in Minnesota.
  • It's about community - and as such we do not charge admission to performances.
  • We are Adaptable and Mobile - to any stage or environment, large or small; such as, gymnasiums, lecture halls, outdoors, and state of the art theaters.
  • Our technical needs are very low - the set is simple and portable comprising of only 4 stage blocks, we do not use sound/audio in performance, and very little in the way of lighting in spaces that have the capacity for theatrical lighting.
This inspiring and emotional production has been brought to communities more than 50 times and for more than 5,000 audience members. 515 - The Tour! fully subsidizes the production for organizations who cannot afford to host.

The Pledge for Full LGBT Equality
The Equality Pledge is an historic document reflecting the first time the LGBT community has joined in calling for full federal equality by a date certain: 2014 - the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The pledge details exactly what full federal equality entails, adding sexual orientation and gender identity to all existing federal nondiscrimination laws, and also calls for a federal marriage nondiscrimination law to protect our right to marry nationwide.
web page & endorsement  -  Huffington Post article

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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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