20: Healing The Shame Of Being Gay (Internalised Homophobia)

20: Healing The Shame Of Being Gay (Internalised Homophobia)

By Sarah Taylor

Boy oh boy this is a big topic and one that has been a big part of my own personal development journey as well as the work I do with my clients. In this episode I highlight some of the main reasons LGBTQ+ people feel shame, discomfort or embarrassment about their sexual orientation. And especially if this is you, I&aposm sharing four practices, tools and techniques that will help you heal and recover from this shame you&aposve probably been carrying around with you for a very long time! I dig into two of the key theories that are talked about and commonly cited by researchers, therapists and academics - compulsory heterosexuality and internalised homophobia and how these have shaped my life and influenced how I feel about being gay.

Here&aposs a quick snap-shot of the four healing practices I share with you in this episode:

Acknowledge and accept that you feel shame, hurt or discomfort about being gay - we can&apost change what we cannot see.Connect with other LGBTQ+ people - share stories, hear about others experiences and get support from each other.Explore and enjoy LGBTQ+ arts and culture - you are part of this incredible creative and wonderful culture. Remember that gay, bi and queer love is as natural and worthy and valid and equal as all other love.

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