S1 Ep 9: Our Founder: How the SSN Began

Guest: Dr. Amity Pierce Buxton

Kristin Kalbli interviews the founder of the Straight Spouse Network, Dr. Amity Pierce Buxton, about her personal straight spouse story, the founding of the peer-to-peer support group for straight spouses, and her hopes for building bridges between straight spouses and the LGBT community.

In Amity’s own words on her outreach within the LGBT community: “[We are] seeking equality so that these marriages won’t occur in the first place. That no gay or lesbian or bi or transgender person thinks they have to marry someone of the opposite gender just to prove that they are normal. The very reason [our LGBT spouses] were closeted in the first place was heterosexism.”

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