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.
Each week in Ask Weezy, Louise “Weezy” Palanker will answer questions from readers about coming to terms with themselves, living, and growing. Hopefully, we will all learn a lot together on our collective journey forward through life. All with a little help from our good friend, Weezy.
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published a study recently showing a link between faith and suicide among LGBTQ youth. This is what all that bigoted rhetoric from the evangelical Christians in and out of the church is doing to our children. The study shows how religion helps protect most people from thoughts of suicide. Sadly, the […]