We are kicking off the new year with a special conversation between co-host Sue Marriott and special guest Jeff Lutes. Both members of the LGBTQ+ community, this discussion dives into raising families, the evolution of the community, allyship, gender, and the importance of advocacy. While there has been some progress, the LGBTQ+ community still actively faces discrimination. Whether you're a practicing therapist with clients in the community or have LGBTQ-identifying loved ones, this episode is for you. Through a personal and professional lens, this conversation offers new perspectives and shines a light on the significance of staying educated and being an active voice.
“There are a lot of therapists that see themselves as affirming, but I think you have to get actively involved in order to be an ally.” – Jeff Lutes
Time Stamps for Advocating for the LGBTQ+ Community
2:00 – Jeff’s anecdotes about religion and sexuality
11:18 – How advocacy can be a thankless job
12:00 – Introduction to the Contemporary Relationships Conference
14:34 – The difference between being trained in accepting versus educated
16:48 – The importance of knowing the correct terminology
20:39 – What we can learn from the polyamorous community
22:58 – Definition of queer and who that represents
24:37 – Let’s talk about pronouns
31:21 – Explanation of dead naming and why it is wrong
42:15 – Conversion therapy research and findings
47:00: Trailblazers in Love, Jeff's book
Resources for today's episode Advocating for the LGBTQ+ Community
Jeff Lute's Website – Information, credentials, presentations and publications
Contemporary Relationships Conference – Conference information and proposals
About our Guest – Jeff Lutes, LPC
Jeff specializes in creating collaborative conversations with clients that generate new possibilities for change. Using a postmodern approach, he listens carefully to each client's story and strives to understand how they might make meaning of themselves, others, and the world around them. He founded the Contemporary Relationships Conference and has presented to audiences around the country, including the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, the American Counseling Association, and the Texas Psychological Association. He is also the author of Trailblazers In Love, as well as chapters in three counseling textbooks. Lutes also wrote a children's book about adoption, deaf culture, and non-traditional families and has been a contributing writer at Bilerico and Therapy Matters.
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