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Gender and Sexuality Competence: Visions for the Future Treatment of Sexual Minority Youth

June marks Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. In honor of this event Thrive is pleased have Scott Leibowitz, MD, of Children’s Hospital Boston’s department of psychiatry, as a guest poster, blogging about a soon-to-be launched gender and sexuality psychosocial pilot program he has coordinated at Children’s, which will be the first of its kind in the United States.

Scott Leibowitz, MD
Scott Leibowitz, MD

Imagine growing up in a constant state of turmoil, being pushed and pulled by two opposing forces: where your internal sense of self tells you to feel one way, but what seems like the rest of the world, and sometimes even your own body, says you should feel another way. For sexual minority youth—children and adolescents who grow up outside conventional norms applied to gender and sexuality—this shame-induced state of being can be every day life.

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