Tag: GLBT

 

Gender Non-conformity and Transgender Mental Health

Gender nonconformity is the expression of gender characteristics that are socially and culturally associated with the opposite sex. Gender roles, femininity, and masculinity are concepts that have social and cultural meaning and agreement. Because male gender roles and masculinity are culturally more restrictive than femininity (women can wear pants, but men can’t wear skirts) gender […]

Domestic Violence and Abuse in the Gay Community

GLOW (Gays and Lesbians Out and Well) is psychotherapy and counseling with a gay-affirming focus for the Denver, Colorado, LGBT community.   Domestic abuse and violence is blind to sexual orientation or social status. On a Daily basis, Issues of dominance, power, and control in relationships are rooted in the fabric of the oppressive systems […]

Gay Parenting

Somewhere between 6 million and 12 million children have been blessed with gay parents. Yet, gay and lesbian parents continue to struggle on a daily basis with the challenges of a homophobic society and institutionalized oppression. Gays and lesbians are the only population facing restrictions on the rights and privileges of parenthood.   When it […]

Coming Out Gay/LGBT – Frequently Asked Questions

Coming out is the very personal process of making your identity, as a member of a sexual minority, visible in the world, to one degree or another. The coming out process is different for every person, occurring at different ages, life stages, and in different ways and settings (see also 10 Anti-Gay Myths Debunked). Frequently […]

Seven Rules for Healthy Relationship Conflict

A healthy relationship requires the ability to tolerate and deal with conflict in a respectful way that maintains personal dignity and avoids hurt and wounding. Conflict is normal and teaches us about our differences.  The skills of friendly conflict require a couple to agree to rules of engagement that allow them to work out differences without triggering their deepest […]

Seven Communication Skills in Relationship

Communication is an important aspect of all relationships. Couples that have healthy relationships communicate love and respect to each other. Effective communication requires not only listening and empathy skills but also the ability to express thoughts and feelings without criticism or attack of the partner. Feeling safe to express emotions and thought are therefore primary to good communication.  If you […]

Men and Women at the Midlife Transition

Are you dissatisfied, questioning, feeling stuck or anxious about your relationship or career choice? Are you struggling with the meaning of your life as an empty-nester? Are you worried there’s little time left to materialize your dreams? Are you being confronted by your own mortality? Are physical, sexual, and health changes diminishing your confidence? Are you […]

Power And Positioning in Relationships

Are you challenged by gender roles and expectations in your relationship? Are you wanting equality in your relationship but don’t know how to manifest it? Do you suffer with competition and one-upmanship in your relationship? Do you struggle with differential power, racial, or religious dynamics? Are you burdened by with issues of homophobia or bi-phobia? […]