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Coming Out To Asian Parents

Coming Out To Asian Parents

by Dr Sam Tan, Senior Clinical Psychologist   Bring glory to the family  Don’t shame the family; or make us lose Face Don’t air dirty laundry in public   These are the implicit cultural injunctions that underpin a lot of Asian societies and cultures. And they add on another level of complexity in the coming […]

Tips to Coming Out

Coming out is one of the biggest milestones in the life of someone from the LGBTI community . It can be a freeing and liberating experience. It is also a nerve wracking prospect that is associated with a lot of anticipatory anxiety. Every person’s experience is different.  below are some tips and points for consideration […]

Telling the Extended Family and Friends about your Transgender Child

The following is an excerpt from Irwin Krieger’s book ‘Helping Your Transgender Teen – A Guide for Parents’. “Telling the extended family and friends of the family is a stressful experience for most parents of transsexual teens. Fear of rejection and criticism, or fear of causing unmanageable distress for older family members is common. Many […]

How to stay confident when your family doesn’t accept you for who you are

Now, more than ever, young people are coming out to their parents as early as the age of 14. When families are supportive and accepting, this can be an enormously beneficial experience to the person coming out.  Family support increases self-esteem and often helps prevent or minimize feelings of depression, suicidal thoughts and risky behaviours. […]

More Work Needed on Women’s Emotional Well Being

In comparison to other times in Western history, modern women have more life style choices and personal freedom than ever, yet it appears that those choices and freedoms have come at a price. While pre-20th century women certainly had issues to deal with and obstacles to overcome, their role in society, while quite restricted, was […]

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