The GLBT community has unique needs. As a group of people that have been oppressed by the culture, many times by our families and peers. It is important to seek counseling with someone who has similar experiences.
A LGBT counselor can provide not only acceptance, but affirmation of the life gay people have led.
“It is not enough to be accepted for being gay, I deserve to be celebrated for my gayness, queerness, my feminine side, my masculine side and my love for people of my own gender.”
Any person of an oppressed group is more prone to having addiction problems; it is important to have a therapist that understands this. Yes, each person needs to take responsibility, but it is important to put our own problems in proportion to the dysfunctional social environment that we live in.
Gay and Lesbian couples have the same vision of a mutually supportive, romantic, and emotionally intimate relationship as straight couples. However, because of external or internalized homophobia, LGBT persons may struggle with additional hurdles in forming healthy relationships:
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