The School to Prison Pipeline

by Wendy G. Turner

Art is a powerful means of expression. These three art pieces by social work educator Wendy Turner address issues of racism, homophobia, and sexism. Read more

Creative Work

Book Review of Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Danna Bodenheimer interviews 8 1/2-year-old Lee about being a trans/non-binary kid. The important thing for parents to know is that they cannot make their children trans and they also cannot stop their children from becoming trans. Read more

, Clinical Intersections

I had gender affirming surgery while working in an environment that respects and celebrates this step for me. In disclosing this part of my journey to my clients, I made a decision to enter the therapeutic relationship authentically. Read more

Clinical Intersections

Two films, "Boy Erased" and "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," expose harm of conversion therapy, or efforts to change a person's sexual orientation. SaraKay Smullens provides commentary on the films and history of these practices. Read more

Reviews & Commentary 5 Comments

This article offers BSW and MSW practitioners a framework within which to think about their work with at-risk LGBTQ-identified youth who may be facing difficulties in their coming out process. Read more

Practice 1 Comments

Book review of No House to Call My Home: Love, Family, and Other Transgressions Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Barry University MSW student Laurel Dettman writes about working with her first transgender client in her MSW field placement. Read more

Practice 1 Comments

There isn’t much for me to say about Orlando that hasn’t already been said. That said, it seems irresponsible and avoidant to write about anything else this week. Read more

Real World Clinical

Successful work with trans people requires a deft awareness of several issues. We must remain aware of our power when working with the trans population. We must also remain aware of the idiosyncratic nature of each client’s transition process. Read more

Real World Clinical

As many of us, as social workers, look toward becoming supportive allies of the trans community, we need to truly interrogate what it means to be an ally. Read more

Real World Clinical

My hope is that you will incorporate the rights of LGBTQ individuals in your lives, advocate for LGBTQ individuals in your schools, workplaces, homes, communities, places of worship, so another death like that of Lawrence King does not happen again. Read more


How does technology affect the evolution of safe spaces for women? Ellen Belluomini explores this question as she contemplates the end of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Read more


On this day of great progress for our country, I can’t stop thinking about my coming out story. The idea of a coming out story is sort of weird, because there is not a clear beginning, middle, or end. Read more


Some in the media have portrayed Caitlyn Jenner’s transition as something to be shocked by or gawked at, taking seriousness away from issues of transgender rights. Let's talk about Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, and transgender rights in schools. Read more


As a child, I did not plan to or dream of becoming a social worker; rather, as I have traveled along my life’s path, I have felt increasingly that social work is my calling. Read more

Social Work Month 2015

Book review of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves by Laura Erickson-Schroth, Editor. Read more

Reviews & Commentary 1 Comments

Bayard Rustin's skills as an organizer, planner, and leader were highly valued by prominent leaders in the Civil Rights Movement; yet, Rustin was relegated to the background during the Movement. He was a gay man, which he guarded from public scrutiny Read more



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