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The "Dr. Phil" TV program & sexual orientation

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"Dr. Phil" and his program:

Dr. Phil Calvin McGraw (1950 -) is a TV personality who is highly respected by the public. He has a masters degree in experimental psychology and a Ph.D in clinical psychology. During the late 1990s, he appeared initially as an occasional guest -- and later every week -- as a relationship and life strategy expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His own TV show, "Dr. Phil," started in 2002.  It is broadcast on weekdays. 1,2

Depending upon your specific beliefs about sexual orientation and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual) issues, you will probably consider the "Dr. Phil" TV program to be a potent force for good or evil.

Dr. Phil McGraw occasionally dedicates an episode to exploring these topics, generally from the standpoint resolving conflicts within families and relationships .

Topics covered in this section:


Overview: The two solitudes, and their resolution


The "I'm gay, OK" episode of 2005-OCT-19


The "Relationship Surprises" episode of 2009-OCT-08


The "Shocking Mom Revelations" episode of 2013-APR-01

About our terminology:

LGBT is the preferred acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual persons. As of 2013-APR-03, Google finds 271 million occurrences of "LGBT" on the Internet, compared with 13 million of "GLBT."

This section of our website deals with lesbian, gay and bisexual persons only, and so LGB would be the logical acronym to use. However LGB already refers to "Lehmann Gross Bahn" the line of large scale model trains for outside use, as are currently made and sold by Maerklin.

So we selected GLB as the preferred acronym.


  1. Dr. Phil's website is at:
  2. "Phil McGraw," Wikipedia, downloaded 2009-OCT-12, at:

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Copyright 2009 & 2013 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2009-OCT-20
Latest update: 2013-APR-02
Author: B.A. Robinson

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