Queer Male Couples’ Ecological and Relational Third Space

Harvey Charles Peters, Thomas Killian, Michele Rivas

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Much of the queer male couples’ research and training remains grounded in heteronormative, deficit-focused, individualistic, and non-ecological approaches. Counselor educators, utilizing ecologically and culturally-informed practices, are put in unique positions to mediate these theoretical limitations early within counseling training. The authors utilize an ecological and relational third space framework, further informed through queer literature, to disseminate future implications toward queer scholarship and affirming practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-152
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2 Apr 2020


  • Bronfenbrenner
  • LGBT
  • LGBT couples
  • queer couples counseling
  • queer couples education
  • queer couples research
  • queer male couples
  • relational third space


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