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come out as LGBTQ

Why do we still have to come out as LGBTQ?

Coming out of the closet is a rite of passage for many LGBTQ people. While there have been great advances in the fight for equality, the fact that we still have to come out as LGBTQ and different from the norm can explain some of the pain in our community. Picture two different coming out…

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gay marriage

Is gay marriage good for health and happiness?

Straight married people are happier and healthier than single people.  So gay marriage should bring about more happiness and health, too. Logically that would make sense. The study A new study about marriage conducted by the sociologist Matthijs Kalmijn was recently published in the journal Social Forces.   The study “The Ambiguous Link Between Marriage and…

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out of control sexual behavior

What is out of control sexual behavior?

Out of control sexual behavior Out of control sexual behavior can be described as any unwanted sexual thoughts, actions or compulsions that are difficult to control and cause suffering and pain in a person’s life. The idea of out of control sexual behavior can look different for different people.  It’s important to explore what is…

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therapy for gay men san francsico

Tools for gay men with body image issues

Many gay men suffer from body image issues. A negative image of your body can lead to eating disorders, depression, sexual acting out and a number of other serious side effects. When working on creating a positive self-image in therapy, much of the work centers around stopping toxic negative thought patterns and learning to appreciate,…

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depression symtoms

Attack depression symptoms with this one tool

Depression symptoms can be brutal. As anyone who’s ever been depressed can tell you, depression has the power to banish joy, crush hope and deplete motivation. Depression Symptoms According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “depression is more than just sadness. People with depression may experience a lack of interest and pleasure in daily activities,…

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