Parenting does not have an effect on sexual orientation. All the theories about overprotective mothers are myths because 90% of children with overprotective mothers are straight….
ALLEGIANCE. Swap faith in the sentence ‘salvation by faith alone’ to allegiance – salvation by allegiance alone. Self, this is a thesis by Matthew Bates. It reminds me of a chunkier more concrete way of loyalty for the gift of grace – I give Jesus my allegiance, reminiscent of His own imperative, “Follow me,” as […]
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) is the politically correct term for what used to be called “veneral disease (VD)”. These are diseases that are transmitted through or as the result of sexual activity (not just sexual intercourse). There are no BDSM specific sexually transmitted diseases but like any other sexual activity, BDSM activity CAN spread STDs.
When the U.S. Supreme court struck down the defense of marriage act, the LGBT gained the right to marry. I have heard it said that death and taxes are unavoidable. So with the right to marry came the responsibility for taxes as a couple. Based on the Supreme Court’s ruling the IRS has taken the position that persons legally married in any state or a foreign country on the last day of 2013 are considered married for income tax purposes. Therefore, same-sex couples are faced with making certain decisions with regards to income taxes for the first time.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in New Jersey in October of 2013. The US Supreme Court gave it nationwide status in June of 2015. Prior to those dates Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships were the only way for a same-sex couple to enter into a marriage like legal agreement. After becoming a legal option for gay and lesbian couples in New Jersey, almost three thousand same-sex couples exercised their right to marry in the first six months of legalization.
As a mental health counselor for the past twenty years, I have listened to many painful stories from some of my lesbian and gay patients regarding their upbringing in a homophobic and heterosexist world. Many of my gay and lesbian patients, including a number of bisexual and transgender individuals, have shared with me that as young as age five, they felt different.
There’s plenty to entice gay travellers to Australia beyond Sydney’s world-famous Mardi Gras, so take out some Australia travel insurance and book your ticket. With it’s world famous Mardi Gras and vibrant LBGT-scene, Sydney is a well known and always popular destination for a gay vacation, but Australia actually has much more to offer than […]
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people seek therapy for the same reasons anyone does. In addition, they are impacted by living in a homophobic and transphobic world. Understanding the issues presented within that context is where the LGBT culturally competent therapist comes in.
Coming out when you’re gay or LGBT is seldom easy, but it can be even more difficult when married or partnered. In this helpful article, a leading British psychotherapist discusses how best to handle it.