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Who’s Afraid of Bisexuality?

University of Utah professors and authors Lisa Diamond and Kathryn Stockton will host an informal discussion about bisexuality and their research titled “Two Queers in Conversation” as part of the school’s Bisexual Awareness Week. Diamond is an associate professor of psychology and gender studies, and Stockton a professor of English. A Q-and-A period will follow and light refreshments will be served.
When: Jan. 20 4–5 p.m.
Where: University Utah Olpin Student Union Building, Crimson View Room
Info: Ian Vilisoni Palu at 801-587-7973 or ipalu@sa.utah.edu
Cost: Free

Pride Empathy Line

The Pride Empathy Line is a new service that allows individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities to call in for references to social services, or just a friendly and understanding listener. The line is still looking for volunteers age 18 and over to assist with marketing and answering phones. For more information contact Tiffanie Cole at 801-696-0074.

Therapist Workshop

The LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapist Guild of Utah will hold an interactive workshop for mental health clinicians this March. The topic will be the ethical and therapeutic options for treating clients experiencing conflicts between sexual orientation and religious background, a topic surrounded in controversy. The workshop will discuss issues including how to assist clients while respecting their cultural background and their right to self-determination. Lunch will be included.
When: Mar. 4, 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Where: Highland Ridge Hospital, 7309 S. 180 West
Cost: $100 (reserved by Feb. 11), $120 (Feb. 12–Mar. 3), $150 (day of workshop), $60 students. A discount of $25 will be offered to members of the LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapist Guild.
Info/Registration: lgbtqtherapists.com or Jim Struve at 801-364-5700, ex. 1

Survey Says!

The Utah Pride Center is surveying members of Utah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning community to learn what programs and services they would like to see it offer in the future. The anonymous survey, which also seeks to identify the demographics of the population the Center serves, can be found at utahpridecenter.org.

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