Publications

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Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other 21st Century Weddings; Skyhorse Publishing (2014)

Scholarly Articles
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 ”Review of A Kid Like Jake,” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

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 ”Don’t Act, Don’t Tell: Discrimination Based on Gender Nonconformity in the Entertainment Industry and the Clinical Setting”, Journal of Lesbian & Gay Mental Health

 

Popular Articles
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Discussion with Ken Corbett on Gender, Bullying and More for The Huffington Post | June 29, 2012
Citation in Out Magazine | August, 2013

Selected Columns for Psychology Today:
Guns and Mental Health | October 21, 2015
Coming Out and Taking In | October 11, 2015
What is Transgender?: A Beautiful Short Film Has an Answer | June 24, 2015
Fun Home and the Gift of Being Out | June 24, 2015
Don’t Just Ask Bruce Jenner for Answers, Ask Yourself | May 1, 2014
Hand-in-Hand: Marriage Equality and Gender Equality | September 17, 2014
You Can Be Womanly, Manly, or Both at Work | September 17, 2014
Playing in the Spaces | June 12, 2014
Don’t Act, Don’t Tell Is In Effect | March 11, 2014
Three Ways Marriage Is A Queer Choice | October 30, 2013
The Right To Bare Breasts | August 28, 2013
She’s So Trauma | June 5, 2013
Michael Douglas Liberates as Liberace | May 29, 2013
American Psycho(analysis) | May 21, 2013
Equality Crept Into The Wedding | April 23, 2013
To Be, Or To Be “Well”: How Therapy Works | April 17, 2013
It Gets Better, For Whom? | March 5, 2013

Selected Articles for The Huffington Post:
The Oscar Speech I Wanted: Mya Taylor from “Tangerine” | February 24, 2016
Hollywood Diversity Awakens | January 5, 2016
Viola Davis Matters | September 25, 2015
How to be a Groomsgal | August 25, 2015
Into the White White Woods | December 29, 2014
How My World Became the Real World | November 13, 2014
We Need to Talk About Butt Sex | January 25, 2013
Jodie Foster: It’s Complicated | January 16, 2013
Calling All Hobbits of Color | December 21, 2012
The American Family Is Queer | November 20, 2012
Kathleen Turner’s Voice Could Save Your Life… | September 17, 2012
How to Be a Bridesman | June 26, 2012
Don’t Act, Don’t Tell | April 27, 2012
Bully Gets ‘Girl’ | April 6, 2012

Selected Articles for Truthdig:
Stop, Breathe, and Think: Tips for Pre-Election Posting | March 13, 2016
The Same Second Class | August 7, 2012
‘Game Change’: Life Imitates TV Drama for Republican Women | March 16, 2012
Men in Drag: Armisen Charms, Sandler’s a Miss | March 6, 2012

Self-Help Articles for The Huffington Post:
A Quick and Easy Guide to Survive the Holidays | November 25, 2015
Stop Trying to Relax | August 14, 2012
Love Bites: Couples Counseling Tips | February 11, 2013

Trim Your Christmas ‘Three’ | November 27, 2012

Presentations
“How to Personalize Traditions in Gay (and Straight) Weddings,” Webinar for 14 Stories, August 17, 2015.

“How to Survive Your Family During the Holidays!,” Presentation at AOL, November 26, 2013

“Don’t Act, Don’t Tell: Discrimination Based on Gender Nonconformity in the Entertainment Industry and the Clinical Setting,” Western Psychological Association Annual Conference 2013, Reno, NV, Mark O’Connell, LCSW, MFA, Presentation: April 29, 2013

“Don’t Act, Don’t Tell: Discrimination Based on Gender Nonconformity in the Entertainment Industry and the Clinical Setting,” Queer Yo Mind International Conference 2012, San Francisco State University, Mark O’Connell, LCSW, MFA, Presentation: October 26, 2012

“Queen Anne’s Lace: A Study in Elder Abuse,” Breaking Down Barriers Conference 2007: sponsored by JASA, NYC Department for the Aging (NYC DFTA), The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, NYC Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services, Fordham University, Institute for Retired Professionals at The New School, and The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Theatrical Play Written and Directed by Mark O’Connell, moderated by Commissioner of NYC DFTA: June 19, 2007