Become a Better Therapist! Check out our LGBTQ+ Resources
¡Conviértete en un mejor terapeuta! Consulte nuestros recursos LGBTQ+
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We strive to advocate, educate, collaborate, and strategize for positive racial and social justice change within our membership and our community.
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Here are some great resources to check out to help you become a better therapist.
We invite you to dedicate yourself to our pledge. Then take the next step of elevating your knowledge to better meet the needs of our community.
Find out about RECAMFT's Justice Project: LGBTQ+ Affirming Care here.
Local Sonoma county programs who focus on LGBTQ+ issues
Positive Images (PI) is an LGBTQIA+ Community Center that provides support to Sonoma County’s LGBTQIA+ population, with an emphasis on identities and individuals at the margins. They provide direct services, advocacy and education.
Don't miss The Justice Project: LGBTQ+ Affirming Care here.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. Call, text or online chat available.
Here are some videos you can watch to help you become a better therapist!
"Amend: The Fight for America | Episode 5" is a wonderful history of LGBTQ rights, important legal cases, and finally marriage equality. (56 min)
President Obama on the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in the US; "...a victory for gay and lesbian couples who have fought so long for their basic civil rights. " (9 min)
Transgender Rights II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, 26:32 min.
Here are some great books you can read to help you explore LGBTQ+ resources!
The Collective Oakland has an interesting article about nationwide queer owned bookstores. https://thecollectivebook.studio/collectivejournal/2021/6/22/practice-pride-shop-at-these-queer-owned-bookstores
Here are some queer owned bookstores:
by Angela Chen
ACE stands for asexual, a person with little to no sexual arousal or desire, and who lacks sexual attraction.
To honor the focus of our Justice Project in 2023, RECAMFT had a new logo adaptation commissioned by non-binary digital artist, Sol Meade (SolMeade@gmail.com).
Lesbian, Gay, LGBTQ+
A humorous guide for learning how to be an LGBTQ+ ally. Designed for teachers, counselors, parents, etc.
by Tea Uglow
40 great speeches by famous names including Audre Lorde, Harvey Milk, Sir Ian McKellen, George Takei, Pres Obama, etc.
by Joey Mogul, et al.
Authors examine queer criminal archetypes and demonstrate policing of sex and gender further engrains inequalities.
Winner of the 2012 Stonewall Book Award. Author charts LGBT history from 1492 to the 1990s.
NY Times Bestseller, this book has touching stories from LGBTQ+ people about their journeys to adulthood.
by Audre Lorde
A collection of 15 essays and speeches which take on all the -isms. A classic seminal work by Lorde.
Gay Like Me: A Father writes to his son
When the author's son comes out at 15, he writes a love letter to him as a gay parent.
Transgender, Gender Expansive, Non-binary
A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care
by Sand Chang et al.
Navigate this complex field with up-to-date terms. Paints a historical view.
The author explores history of transgender people from the mid 19th century to modern day examining popular culture.
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
by JF Boylan
First best selling novel by a trans author about her transgender experience.
by Maia Kobabe
NY Times says Sonoma cty local author's book is the "most banned book in the country". See Wash. Post oped here..
Best Book of the Year: NYTimes, NPR, Time and more. "One of the most celebrated novels of the year", Time Magazine.
Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman
Raised in a Hasidic Jewish community, adult transition.
Oprah acclaimed memoir of the author's journey with albinism, transition, migrating from the Philippines, graduating Harvard.
Amateur: A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity
BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018.
Handbook of Consensual Nonmonogamy
by M. Vaughan & T. Burnes
Research-based training on how to work w/ the consensual non-monogamy (CNM) community
by Jessica Fern
Author examines attachment theory in polyamorous relationships (consensual non-monogamy).
by Franklin Veaux et al.
A guide to having healthy poly-amorous relationships. The authors discuss hurts, embarrassments inc. success.
This book has served as a key book on non-monogamy for 20 years. The latest version has been nuanced for millennials.
by Zaina Arafat
A Palestian-American lesbian girl struggles between worlds as she grows. Oprah named one of the best books of the year.
Mi’kmaq Puoinaq Two Spirit Medicine: Sexuality and Gender Variance, Spirituality and Culture
Mi'kmaq elder & psychotherapist
Multiple awards. Author explores the intersection of blackness and transness both historically and in today's society.
by Afdhere Jama
Born in Somalia, now a film maker in SF, Jama examines LGBTQ and the struggles of the intersection with Muslim faith.
Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer & 2-Spirit Memory
Lambda Award Finalist. "Asegi" is Cherokee for "strange" and translates close to "queer".
by K-Ming Chang
A novel of 3 generations migration from Taiwan, queer lineage. Oprah-Best book of year, NYT Editors Choice.
The author was a gay German refugee from WWII. He describes in detail the suffering of those wearing pink triangles.
Multiple sociology awards. Author argues fat phobia stems from racist, classist and anti-feminist viewpoints.
A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder
Part of "Critical Studies in Native American History" series.
by Fatima Daas
Author is a young Muslim lesbian growing up in a tough neighborhood in Paris. Multiple awards.