Gay and Lesbian Connection

Support and Acceptance for the Gay and Lesbian Community

GLBT Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney Australia

February 7th, 2010 by Admin

Did you know there’s a gay and lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney Australia? I didn’t.  The march started 32 years ago and this year about 10,000 people from all over the world are expected to take part on February 27, 2010. It may be the largest gay pride celebration in the world! 

Marching in the Mardi Gras parade or in a pride parade can be an empowering experience.  Society has made so many GLBT people feel that there’s something wrong with them, when in reality it’s the other way ‘round.  There is something very wrong, but it’s with our homophobic society.  Bravo to all the participants of this years Mardi Gras Parade for taking another step forward on the journey to self- acceptance.   

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Is Being Gay a Choice?

June 11th, 2008 by Admin

Most professionals agree that sexual orientation and gender identity are not things that a person can change.

Though we don’t know exactly what determines gender identity or sexual orientation, we do know that neither can be attributed to any one, easily adjustable, factor.

Various groups claim to be able to change sexual orientation and gender identity through therapy. There is no scientific basis for these claims, and the success rate is very dubious. Often people in such programs emerge feeling bad about themselves, and experience guilt when they are not able to change.

Ultimately, what is much more important than trying to be someone who you aren’t, is learning to like the person who you are!

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