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, and Top Chef are featuring gay women on TV, and there's even talk of a lesbian reality show in the works.
At a party one night last March, Gomez-Barris ran into Judith Halberstam, Ph D, a professor of English, American studies and ethnicity, and gender studies at USC."We had instant chemistry, and he was my soul mate," Gomez-Barris says.They married and eight years later had their first child, a son.Statistics on how many women have traded boyfriends and husbands for girlfriends are hard to come by. But experts like Binnie Klein, a Connecticut-based psychotherapist and lecturer in Yale's department of psychiatry, agree that alternative relationships are on the rise."It's clear that a change in sexual orientation is imaginable to more people than ever before, and there's more opportunity—and acceptance—to cross over the line," says Klein, noting that a half-dozen of her married female patients in the past few years have fallen in love with women.