You’ve been on a difficult journey longer than most people know.
It’s been hard, having to hide, being rejected, feeling different, and having to wonder who will accept you, who it is safe to talk to. You’ve already been through so much, and now you are ready to take the next step toward being the person you were always meant to be.
Maybe something is getting in the way. You’ve faced obstacles that make your struggles very understandable…the heterosexism and oppression you have experienced have produced shame and have been traumatizing. You’ve felt the pain of rejection by people you thought you could trust the most, the confusion and self-doubt created by covert judgement and discrimination. You may be struggling with depression, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, relationship issues, misuse of substances, or a host of other issues. It’s understandable.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you may already feel confident and comfortable with who you are but could use some support for the unique challenges you face caused by the intolerance of others in our society: the discrimination, bullying, microaggressions, and stigma you must deal with so frequently. You may be dealing with unfair housing policies, workplace and career issues, or parenting and adoption difficulties.