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A column by Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev

A Time of Reflection, 2008

Posted By on March 1, 2007

I am writing this column on a beautiful spring morning in 2007, and thinking about the changes in our LGBT family and parenting communities over the past two decades. Perhaps it is a strange way to inaugurate a new column by reflecting on the past, but as I have been contemplating the development of this column on LGBT family issues I have been thinking about how far we have traveled in the past twenty years. Professionally, it has been a time of enormous change for LGBT families. Backed by solid research, academically and clinically we have established a field of study that grows increasingly more complex and diverse and is now reflected in changing laws and policies…

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