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LGBTQ and Parents, Too

Date: May 3, 2017 8:30 pm

Noah Glassman, Ph.D. and Shara Sand, Psy.D.

Wed. May 3, 2017





$50 for year-long attendance

$10 for one-time attendance

(Cash or check made out to Alan Schwartz)

**Pizza and prosecco will be served.**

**All are welcome to attend.**


RSVP to Eugenio Duarte (Chair): eugenioaduarte@gmail.com

Dr. Noah Glassman is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  He has written about adoption, gay fatherhood, and the intersection of psychoanalysis and social cognition research.  He is in private practice in Manhattan.

Dr. Shara Sand is an Associate Professor of Psychology at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY and the Director of Counseling at Manhattan School of Music.  She maintains a private practice specializing in working with sexual orientation and gender identity issues as well as with creative and performing artists.

Presentation summary:
Gay marriage is legal at the federal level, and same-sex couples can finally adopt in all 50 states. And yet, while so much has changed, there is much that remains the same. In 2015, the same year that gay marriage was legalized by the Supreme Court, 115 anti-LGBTQ bills appeared around the country at the state and local levels. In 2016, there were over 160 and in 2017, so far, there have been over 100, including legislation allowing tax-payer funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT-parented families based on religious objections.  This is the backdrop to LGBTQ parenting in the 21st century: a mix of new possibilities and old, familiar hatred. This presentation will explore the subjectivities of LGBTQ parents in the current cultural context. In particular, it will delineate experiences of gender and sexual identities as LGBTQ parents navigate their nontraditional families through conflicting messages from society--and psychoanalysis--about what it means to be nonheterosexual parents who don’t conform to the nuclear--or classically Oedipal--family constellation.