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LGBT, Addicted, Looking for a Higher Power
By Rose on September 5, 2013

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. No, I haven’t forgotten Step 1. Most people who arrive at Lakeview are already aware that they are powerless […]

Wrestling with the Decision to Come Out?
By Lorraine on August 22, 2013

So many people live in the closet, living a double life because of fear of rejection from their family, friends, coworkers, etc. The stress of leading two lives and fear of negative reactions from others can be overwhelming and can have devastating results like alcohol and drug addiction or suicide. However, some people take the […]

Living Far from the Tree
By Rose on August 15, 2013

We’re all familiar with the phrase “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”  It means that a trait a child possesses can be seen in one or both parents.  What about the inverse?  What about when a child has/is something that does not go back to either parent?  This is the premise of a […]

Two Moms, One Problem
By Dani on August 8, 2013

Same-sex parents face different challenges than heterosexual parents. Because so much of society is geared toward heterosexual families, sometimes it isn’t easy to be seen as a true family. It hurts for people to say that you, your partner and children don’t count. A lesbian couple found this out in Jacksonville when a children’s museum […]

Depression and the Gay Community
By Dani on July 31, 2013

Discrimination and the loss of relationships are enough to make anyone feel down. This is normal. But feeling sad for a long period of time, along with other symptoms, can mean there’s a bigger problem. Dangers of Depression Major depressive disorder, sometimes called clinical depression, is a serious condition that affects many people. The symptoms […]

Being There for Someone Who is Coming Out
By Dani on July 24, 2013

Coming out is scary. It’s a weight that a person wants off his or her shoulders, but the possibility of undesirable consequences is real. The person may be hesitant to share the secret or unsure if he or she should say anything at all. Understand the Fear Many people have an unfair view of homosexuality. […]

They Can Try, but They Won’t Win
By Dani on July 18, 2013

Though there have been recent political advancements for the gay community, it’s not all smooth sailing from here. In California, a group of people who are against same-sex marriage aren’t backing down. They started a petition to force the California Supreme Court to put an end to same-sex marriages. Now. These supporters of Proposition 8 […]

When You Feel Inferior
By Dani on July 11, 2013

The only membership requirement for Alcoholics Anonymous is a desire to stop drinking. After that, it gets trickier, especially if you feel like you don’t belong in a meeting. For anyone attending AA meetings, you have to find strength in yourself to recover. Being a woman in meetings is hard. Being a lesbian isn’t any […]

3 Tips for an LGBT Person in Recovery
By Dani on July 3, 2013

You’ve just completed a treatment program for your drug or alcohol addiction. Maintaining your sobriety is now the number one priority. But when you’re an LGBT person, recovery is much harder. It’s important to not let the stigma you face affect your motivation to stay sober. 3 tips to help you get through this tough […]

Working Toward a Better Tomorrow
By Dani on June 27, 2013

This June has been a good pride month. The most recent victories are perhaps the biggest, with the Supreme Court addressing two cases that affected same-sex couples. The first decision, calling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, means same-sex couples can be eligible for federal benefits as spouses. The second case, where the court elected […]

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