Loneliness in gay men has become an epidemic within the male gay community. Gay men who aren’t in an intimate relationship often describe feeling a deep and profound sense of loneliness. This emotional pain can be a problem as it can lead to serious mental health issues. Knowing how and why loneliness happens in gay men is essential to understanding what you can do about it.
Gay conversion therapy is a controversial practice that has been around since the 19th century. It can bring a lot of harm physically, psychologically, and emotionally to the people subjected to it. Members of the LGBTQI+ community are healthy and valid individuals with normal gender identities and sexual orientations. No one shouldn’t be forced to undergo a conversion away from their best and most authentic self.
A gay therapist is not necessarily a therapist who is gay, but rather a therapist who is informed and affirmative about gay issues, experiences, and identities. A gay therapist is not someone that you only speak to about gay topics, either. Your gay therapist should be a professional whom you can speak to about all problems you encounter, emphasising being able to help you address and positively handle gay issues.
Many people are understandably concerned about coronavirus. The impact on the health of our communities is unprecedented and extraordinary. And with the rapid changes we’re all encountering daily, it’s hard to stay up-to-date with the evolving developments. If you’re considering counselling with me, or you’re already a current client of mine, I want to let you know about the precautions I’m taking to ensure your good health while we work together.
A study of adult LGBT+ people in the UK looked at their life experiences during school life and in the workplace, and found that a supportive family environment makes LGBT+ children less likely to be bullied. The study found that family support significantly reduces the likelihood that children will be bullied at school. However, the results for bullying in the workplace were less effective.
Recently, Australia’s Coalition politicians successfully won support for a delay on voting on the bill that might grant religious schools the ability to discriminate against LGBTQIA students. This has caused outrage among the Labor party’s politicians, who say that Coalition stated themselves to be in favour of discrimination protections.
Male sexual fluidity is something that’s often not discussed in the public. When it comes to male sexuality, you might be tempted to want to define a man as straight, bisexual, or gay, but it’s not always as straight forward as that.
Almost everyone is aware of the difference between heterosexuality and homosexuality, and most people know about bisexuality too. Some of the more up-to-date have heard of pansexuality. But have you heard about a fifth sexual orientation? The one that means someone doesn’t have a sexual attraction at all?
The “What’s Up in Your World?” survey heard from 11,000 18 to 29 year old triple j listeners. The survey asked questions about the private lives of young people in Australia. The survey revealed some interesting data. Coming out as LGBTIQ is rarely easy, but one interesting stat from this study showed it’s hard for young Australian men to come out as bisexual.
Talking to your teenager about sex is awkward to be sure—but it’s even harder when you’re straight and your child has come out as LGBTQ. A new study from Northwestern University has found that parents of LGBTQ children feel particularly ill-equipped to talk about sexual health and dating.