LGBT Spec. Spring 2016 Newsletter

Week 2 — Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Memories from the March 12 LGBT Specialization Dinner

What an AMAZING party it was!!! A HUGE thanks again to the Ungers for offering their gorgeous home for this festive occasion, all the volunteers who helped set up and clean up, all our moving speakers, and all of YOU for attending and bringing great food and great vibes! ;-) Here are a few beautiful moments from our special night together….

Announcement of Douglas Sadownick Scholarship Fund

In his almost twenty years at Antioch University, Douglas Sadownick has expanded our understanding of what it means to be a part of the LGBT community and has made the Antioch identity more vibrant and inclusive as a result. After a decade of visionary leadership, Douglas stepped down as Director of the LGBT Specialization in March 2016 and returned to the MAP faculty.

To honor his legacy, Antioch University has established the Douglas Sadownick Scholarship Fund. Any MAP student at AULA who has taken at least one class in the LGBT Specialization will be eligible to apply for financial support for his/her/hir studies. For more information on how to give a gift to the Douglas Sadownick Scholarship Fund, please go to the AULA web site

Note from Our Founder/Outgoing Specialization Director

Want to know more about the beginnings of our historic LGBT specialization? Hear Doug tell his story of founding, growing, and witnessing the transformation of our specialization over its FIRST DECADE, his passing the torch to Theo to lead us forward into the LGBT specialization's second decade, and his what his plans are now (in his semi-retirement).

"More than ten years ago, we started a revolution—becoming one of the first Clinical Psychology graduate programs in the nation to include a LGBT Specialization...." [continued]

PLEASE CLICK ***HERE*** to read the rest of rest of Doug's love note to LGBT Specialization students, faculty, supporters, and fans!

Welcome from Our New LGBT Specialization Director

"Spring is here – and so are longer days, pride months, graduating students, and the promise of summer. With the arrival of warmer weather, spring reminds us of rebirth and rejuvenation through our bodies, minds, and hearts – time to shed those winter blues and begin some spring growth, cleansing, and revitalization. Spring Quarter 2016 has marked growth and rebirth here in the LGBT specialization, as we have recently switched directors...." [continued]

PLEASE CLICK ***HERE*** to read the rest of a warm welcome from Dr. Theo Burnes - the new LGBT Specialization Director and check out his fresh, exciting ideas to spruce up the LGBT specialization as it begins its SECOND DECADE!

ANNOUNCING…LGBT Specialization Community Forums

Antioch’s LGBT Specialization is Turning 10 years old...Come discuss your experience in the specialization @ our NEW, upcoming Community Forums! Choose from two dates:

  • Tuesday, May 3, 5:30-7:00 p.m. ...or...
  • Saturday, June 4, 11:30-12:30 pm.

Light fare (and CAKE!) will be served…Come join the celebratory birthday fun! Please RSVP to hold your spot! Email us at:

New Published Research from the LGBT SPECIALIZATION

Congratulations to Dr. Theo Burnes on his two new research publications! Please click on the titles below to read these timely and pertinent articles in our field....

Burnes, T. R., & Singh, A. A. (2016). Gay in the Bank, Queer in the Streets”: The intersection of LGBTQQ and social class identities. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 10,1, 55-71.

Burnes, T. R., Dexter, M. D., Richmond, K., Singh, A. A., & Cherrington, A (2016). The experiences of transgender survivors of trauma who undergo social and medical transition. Traumatology, 99, 1-10.

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RSVP for Sarah Schulman's Talk — In Just ONE Week!

Tuesday, April 19th, 6-9pm

400 Corporate Pointe

Culver City, CA

Sarah Schulman, an award-winning author/activist, will be speaking on her new book on community discourse and social justice, Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair. Sarah is also the author of a powerful book on familial homophobia, Ties that Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences as well as many others. Intro by LGBT Specialization founder, Doug Sadownick; Q&A / discussion moderated by J.D. Fuller.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.