"Sexual orientation" -- already, we have a slight
problem. Some do not like the word "orientation" as they
feel it implies a choice in which one can "orient" themself to.
Those people often prefer the term "sexual identity" instead as
that term implies more correctly an identity that one simply
has. Still, "sexual orientation" is the term used by most
of society, and since that has "stuck", we will use it here as
Reminder: GLBTQ = Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender,
101: What Is It? What 'Causes' It? How Does
One Identify It? Why Do People Need to 'Come Out'?
And more . . .
The Impact of Homophobia and Racism
Youth of Color
of more than one minority group, GLBTQ
color face special challenges in a society which
often presents heterosexuality as the only
nonwhites have disproportionately higher rates
of negative sexual outcomes.
So, You're One of the
"Fortunate" Ones To Be Born a
We're Truly Happy For You. We Just Have
Few Questions For You About That.
Born This Way:
Born This Way: The Video
God's Calling: A Pastor of a Georgia
Megachurch "Comes Out" to His Congregation
This is a powerful video that
shows Pastor Jim Swilley's "coming out"
discussion with his congregation in Georgia.
His ex-wife of 21 years (and co-pastor at the
church) is also present and is equally as moving
as Pastor Jim is. This discussion touches
on many issues that are worth hearing,
especially if you are a parent, family member or
friend who still struggles with the fact that
your loved one is gay or lesbian, or whether
this is a "choice" or inborn, or with what your
faith teaches about homosexuality. It is
also worthy watching if you yourself are gay or
lesbian and are still struggling to accept your
identity, or your place in the world as a gay or
lesbian individual. The discussion lasts
about an hour and 15 minutes. I cannot
encourage you enough to take the time to watch
and learn. And, I think you'll be pleased
with the response given by the congregation.
Is your child a "pre-homosexual"? Forecasting adult sexual
orientation One person's "take" of this article:
There's absolutely no definitive test or set of clues that
will confirm for you whether your child is going to grow up
to be a homosexual, bisexual, or have a gender identity or
gender expression issue. However, taken as a whole,
some of the "clues" presented in this article can help aware
parents educate and prepare themselves so that their child's
growing up experience is fully supported by their parents,
thus making for an easier and supported childhood which can
only lead to a happier and healthier adult, whether they
eventually self-identify as GLBTQ or not.
Where to Go From Here? Let Your
Personal Education Continue . . . .