It is an exciting time in our history when L.G.T.B.T.Q. and others coming out regarding their gender identity and sexual orientation are beginning to feel comfortable openly expressing their issues and concerns, as well as, gaining understanding and acceptance.
For too long, L.G.B.T.Q. people have felt the need to hide or keep secret who, they are due to fear of condemnation, harassment, discrimination, hate and violence.
Unfortunately, depending on where people live and where people work in the USA, it can be quite different as to the acceptance and protection for L.G.B.T.Q. people.
This seems to continue to be driven, largely, by political and religious forces that are slow or resistant to accepting many changes occurring in our society.
Hopefully, as these people become more informed and connected to L.G.B.T.Q. people in their communities, they will be more accepting of the diversity, we all represent to each other.
Diversity with respect to culture, language, religion, ethnicity, racial, gender, sexual orientation, age, education, jobs, careers and other differences enriches us rather than diminishes us.
We all have lives to live.
We should be able to live and love in accordance with the people we are and who we want to love.
As a therapist and life coach, I work with L.G.B.T.Q. people in accepting their gender identity, sexual orientation, erotic orientation, and lifestyle choices in coming out to others.
We also address their issues and concerns related to partners, spouses, friends, families, children, as well as, other work and personal aspects of concern.
This includes a focus on the following areas:
- Couple and relationship issues and concerns
- Family issues and concerns
- Emotional connection and relationships
- Sexual desire and intimacy
- Unconventional, alternative or kinky sexual aspects
- Problematic and out of control sexual behavior
- Work/job/career issues and concerns
- Lifestyle issues and concerns
- Coping with prejudice, harassment, hate, discrimination, racism and social injustice.