Gay Support: Where to Find LGBT Help and Support Groups
Jamie Moran, LCSW - Psychotherapy Groups For Men, Group Training, Consultation & Education.
Throughout the s and 90s, the Christian right poured money and muscle into promoting the message that homosexuality was a curable disorder. It advocated conversion therapy, which promised to turn gay men and women straight. But last week, when President Obama announced his support for a national ban on such therapies, few voices on the Christian right spoke up in protest. The announcement confirmed the evaporation of support for these approaches among the communities that once embraced them. It was a shift rooted in the accrual of evidence and experience. Ministry leaders promised her that if she continued praying, reading the Bible, attending meetings, and of course, refusing to identify as gay, her sexual orientation would eventually change and she could even marry a man.
Gay Men’s Therapy Groups in NYC
Many LGBTQ individuals experience negative mental health issues due to the prejudice and other biases they face. Research suggests that queer people are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, and addiction or substance abuse. Without mental health we cannot be healthy. Members of our LGBT support group will have access to the latest in social network technology including a dedicated activity stream, forum and chat room. In addition members can participate in the larger wellness challenge through our inspirational wellness tools: wellness tracker, friend reminders, mood mapping and kudos.
Dealing with such difficult transitions such as leaving a relationship, coming out, aging in the gay community or adjusting to a new job or city. Allowing your fears of rejection to stop you from moving forward. Getting help to overcome childhood peer rejection or family trauma. Many gay men grew up hiding and learned to not reveal a part of themselves such as being gay. Over time you will learn how your particular relational styles can create increased intimacy or distance with other members which can be invaluable feedback.