Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gay Men 40 Percent Less Likely to Get Job Interviews

In this fragile economy job candidates need every advantage to help them land one of the few positions out there. Job-seekers are experimenting with different techniques, like less-traditional Elle Woods-type resume formats to cold calling to stand out and attract the attention of close-fisted employers. Still, even among the most highly qualified, some candidates end up at the bottom of the list for reasons none other than their sexuality.

Yes, we have come a long way, but we are not there yet.

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To Love at all is to be vulnerable

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket

Lies We’re Told about Sex – Sex Lies We’re Told to Believe

The messages we receive about sex from our parents, the media, and our educational, social, and religious institutions tend to be contradictory, and often downright false.

These messages for gay men are even more contradictory and false. Many men may never have had the opportunity to talk openly about their sex interest or desires or talk to someone who could provide them information on healthy gay sexuality.

For more information about counseling and psychology, check out my site at

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Marc Andrews, LCSW, DCSW, MS has a private practice in Portland, OR which focusses on providing mental health and counseling services to gay men.

Dan Rafter: Calling Out the GOP’s Anti-LGBT Falsehoods

Despite this progress, the crop of GOP presidential hopefuls and their supporters in Congress present a very real threat to equality’s march forward.

Most of the stuff i post has to do with mental health issues. So why this political stuff. As gay people we will never be able to achieve the fullness of who we can be if we are living under a government lead by such anti-LGBT. PLease read what that have to say about us.

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5 (+2) Keys to Preparing for Fall and Winter Blues | Mindfulness and Psychotherapy


With the crazy weather that we have been having here in Portland – one week hot, the next week cold – I’m noticing that it’s getting darker each night as I leave my office. Where did those evenings go when it was still light out at 9pm? While I am looking forward to to the cozy feeling of Fall I also know that the winter blues will soon be upon us. So, now is the time to start preparing for the long gray days of winter.

Here are some suggestions:

1) Mindfulness training
2) Exercise
3) Light therapy
4) Gratitude list
5) Connect with friends and family
6) Travel – As a friend told me when I moved to Portland, “you’ve got to get out of here at least two times during the winter, even if its just to the other side of Mt. Hood”! The sun is out there, you just have to make some effort to find it.
7) Books and Coffee – two things that make Portland great and will help get you through the long winter months.

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