How to Take Part in the Twin Cities Pride Festival

June 17, 2019By The Calli Institute

You have probably heard of the Twin Cities Pride Festival in one capacity or another. You might have seen the festivities being talked about on the news, or gotten caught up in the parade’s traffic, or had the sudden barrage of rainbows lining the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul catch your eye. But why … Read More

Supporting your LGBTQ Child

June 12, 2018By The Calli Institute

Parents and caregivers of LGBTQ youth have a significant opportunity to positively influence their child’s well-being and future. LGBTQ youth whose parents and caregivers support them have better overall physical and mental health, higher self-esteem, and are less likely to use illicit drugs. LGBTQ youth who are accepted by their families are much more likely … Read More

Coming Out; A Lifespan Perspective

May 29, 2018By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

It wasn’t a common thing to be out when I was a kid. Having grown up in the early 90’s, all I knew of gay culture was that I was a likely candidate to join the team, and that my prospects weren’t good. I had heard of estranged family members, how often people speculated about … Read More

Many Families

February 8, 2018By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

And the award for family of the year goes to… Football season has been the prime time focus for many Minnesotans, regardless of their interest in sports, thanks to this year’s Super Bowl. So much so, in fact, that many have forgotten we are in the middle of another big season for TV consumption, and I … Read More