Tag Archives: LGBT

An Introduction to Transgender People: National Center for Transgender Equality

  We have therapists at this service with experience working with transgender people* – and in this culture that work inevitably tends to include experiences of bigotry, discrimination, othering, intrusive behaviour, false assumptions and generalisations…the list goes on. Their clients’ … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, communication, community, compassion, cultural questions, Disconnection, diversity, education, empathy, encounter, equality, ethics, fear, Gender & culture, gender identity, growing up, identity, non-conforming, objectification, Palace Gate Counselling Service, perception, person centred, physical being, political, power and powerlessness, transgender, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Attorney General Lynch & the ‘bathroom law’

Seems a good day to post this. For those not following the story, North Carolina’s infamous ‘Bathroom law’ – amongst other things – requires transgender people to use toilets consistent with their birth gender, not their gender identity. Loretta Lynch’s powerful … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', blaming, bullying, civil rights, compassion, core conditions, cultural questions, diversity, empathy, empowerment, equality, ethics, fear, identity, interconnection & belonging, physical being, political, power and powerlessness, scapegoating, sexual orientation, transgender, values & principles, violence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Charles Eisenstein ‘Kind is the new cool’

Interesting, hopeful post from Charles, which sits well with the post a couple of days ago showing Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Earth Guardians speaking to the United Nations:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/xiuhtezcatl-martinez-of-earth-guardians-speaking-to-the-u-n-in-paris/ Here’s the text of Charles’ post, as we have at least one regular reader … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, acceptance, bullying, Charles Eisenstein, compassion, conditions of worth, cultural questions, diversity, education, empathy, ethics, friendship, growing up, interconnection & belonging, kindness & compassion, objectification, paradigm shift, parenting, power and powerlessness, relationship, sadness & pain, scapegoating, self concept, self esteem, shame, shaming, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Things not to say to a trans person – Free Speech – BBC Three

Funny, human, obvious (with empathy), profound, touching, relational. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Posted in acceptance, child development, civil rights, communication, congruence, core conditions, cultural questions, diversity, education, emotions, empathy, encounter, equality, ethics, Gender & culture, human condition, identity, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, perception, physical being, political, relationship, self, sexual being, sexual orientation, transgender, values & principles, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World, Meet My Daughter – The Maven of Mayhem

http://www.themavenofmayhem.com/2015/04/world-meet-my-daughter.html Click on the link for this inspiring account of a choice to be seen, publicly. My experience over the past three years tells me how critically important it is, not just for us as individuals or groups, but for … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, communication, congruence, cultural questions, diversity, empathy, empowerment, equality, ethics, Gender & culture, growing up, human condition, identity, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, kindness & compassion, love, paradigm shift, parenting, physical being, political, power and powerlessness, relationship, resilience, risk, sadness & pain, self, values & principles, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch – Mark Greene

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/megasahd-touch-isolation-how-homophobia-has-robbed-men-of-touch/ Intelligent and humane article from Mark Greene via http://www.goodmenproject.com. In the writer’s view, this is a cultural issue going beyond touch between men, and issues around sexual identity or homophobia – huge as these are. As Mark acknowledges, our … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', abuse, communication, conditions of worth, congruence, core conditions, cultural questions, cultural taboos, Disconnection, emotions, empathy, empowerment, encounter, equality, ethics, external locus, fear, feminine, Gender & culture, growth, healing, identity, interconnection & belonging, loneliness, love, Mark Greene, masculine, objectification, paradigm shift, perception, person centred, physical being, political, power and powerlessness, presence, relationship, risk, scapegoating, sexual being, sexual orientation, sexual violence, shadow, shame, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, touch, trauma, trust, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Sexuality: Ask & Tell: Alyssa Royse at TEDxRainier

Forthright and sensible TED talk from Alyssa, making some valuable points about sexuality and the toxicity of sexual shame, backed up with a few hard-hitting statistics. She defines ‘sex’ as ‘a consensual act between adults, and gives focus to consent … Continue reading

Posted in Alyssa Royse, cultural questions, cultural taboos, external locus, human condition, pornography, relationship, sexual being, sexual orientation, shame, suicide, TED, violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment