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Achilles of Greek Mythology

Achilles was a Trojan warrior for the Greek side and, as depicted in the movie Troy, was a man who had male lovers which was not unusual for his time. One male lover of his in particular was named Patroclus,

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Zeus of Greek Mythology

Zeus figured prominently in Greek mythology; being the god of all gods, he was head of everything and fathered a plethora of gods and goddesses alike. It’s well known and documented that Zeus had female lovers – when we learn

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Lilith of Mesopotamian Mythology (Part 2)

We can explore the story of Adam and Eve from the Old Testament to see the message that it sends to women and society as a whole; the myth that we’ve heard for thousands of years is that women were

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Lilith of Mesopotamian Mythology (part 1)

This video is an introduction to LGBT historical and mythic characters, Lilith being one of them. Lilith, a Mesopotamian goddess, was around at about the time of 2000-1600 B.C.; she was present in the Old Testament and preceded Eve. Her

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Interview with JD Fuller: Multiculturalism and LGBT

Here is my latest video – an interview with my colleague JD Fuller regarding the LGBT community and its many facets such as heteronormativity and multiculturalism. We got a chance to discuss sexual identity and how it’s tied to racism

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A Modern Day Boston Marriage Goes Legal

For centuries, women have been living together in romantic relationships that they have kept hidden, finding it safer to keep it amongst themselves than deal with the ratifications of coming out in a lesbianphobic society. In the 18th Century there

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Useful Tools for Dealing with The Inner Critic

Dealing with our inner critic can help us feel much better about ourselves and finally rid our minds of the negative messages our inner critic tells us. In order to deal with our inner critic we must first notice and

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Conquering Our Inner Critic

Many of us have to deal with having an inner critic – a voice inside our heads that tells us negative, hurtful messages and is incredibly cruel. This inner critic can have a strong, apparent presence, speaking to us loudly

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The Shadow

Carl Jung formulated the concept of “the shadow,” which is a place where individuals store feelings about themselves that they don’t like and would rather not deal with.  These feelings can include hatred, sadness, anger, envy, jealousy, and internalized messages

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Internalized Phobia

As members of the LGBT community deal with the effects of homophobia, lesbian phobia, biphobia, and transphobia, these concepts continue to be internalized into the psyche and stir up problems with self-perception, self esteem, and self love. When individuals internalize

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it -Rumi