People who are in a sexual or gender minority often have to deal with an extra layer of difficulty in everyday life: feeling invisible when you’re with your partner’s family; wondering how the parents of your children’s classmates will respond to your relationship; worrying about job security if you decide to come out. Or even personal safety.
These things may or may not be a source of stress for you, but, it’s important for a therapist to be more than “gay-friendly.” (Or bi-friendly, or trans-friendly) It takes knowledge, resources, and involvement to provide the best service.
Please know that if you identify as gay, bi, transgender, gender queer, intersex, asexual, drag queen, pansexual, or any other variation, you will be treated with respect here.
For the new guide to transgender sex, "Safer Sex for Trans Bodies,"
Read my article, "The Gender Scale" here