Can You Be Gay and Religious

Spiritual and religious beliefs play a big role in most people's lives. If you are like me you grew up in a household that going to church a few times a week was the norm. From Sunday school to Wednesday night church dinners, to vacation, bible school every summer. For many, your religious identity is a big part of who...[ read more ]

Gay Biographies

Gay Biographies If you are not out of the closest, just came out, or have been out for a lifetime learning about influential Queer people is important to forming part of our communities identity. Gay Biographies: Military Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game" It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the...[ read more ]

Gay History Books

Gay History Books This is a list of Gay History Books and how gay history has influenced Queer culture. This history books follow the equality movement to this day and also shares personal stories of the advocate who fought for equality. Anyone who is seeking to learn more about their personal Queer identity could read any one of these gay...[ read more ]

Common Mental Health Issues Affecting LGBT people

Common Mental Health Issues Affecting LGBT people Belonging to the gay community does not in and of itself create mental health issues. While our society continues to show increasing acceptance to the gay community, we still have a long way to go. Many within the community still face a number of issues that come with identifying as LGBT. Some common mental...[ read more ]

LGBT Counseling Books

LGBT Counseling Books The LGBT community faces unique challenges, this list of LGBT Counseling Books is provided for anyone within the mental health community who wishes to learn more about the Queer community. Handbook of LGBT-Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy The editors and contributors of this comprehensive text provide a unique and important contribution to LGBT clinical literature. Spanning 30...[ read more ]

What To Expect During Therapy

What to expect during therapy. If you have never gone to therapy before you might only be expecting to have the therapist ask you to lay down on the couch and start talking. TV and movies do a poor job of showing what happens inside a therapy session. I hope to answer some common questions and provide insight into what to...[ read more ]

The Problem Pyramid

The Problem Pyramid Therapists spend years in college learning about family systems, theories on change and how problems develop over time. We take tests, write papers on everything we learn. Some of us believe that problem stems from childhood issues, other believe our problems are just unhealthy behaviors that can be changed. Still, others believe that it has to do...[ read more ]

What does LGBTQAI Stand For?

What does LGBTQAI Stand For? It started off as “gay” then “gay and lesbian.” Now you might be asking what does LGBTAQI stand for? Before breaking down LGBTQAI, let’s go back in the late 80’s. In the 80’s using the word gay covered all segments of the population, Mat Baume posted this video explaining about how the golden girls dealt...[ read more ]

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