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IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO BE GAY-FRIENDLY.

The fact is, even the best intentioned helping professional have some level of their own homophobia to overcome. From birth, heterosexist culture imprints us to think that heterosexuality is primary, and that any other orientation is inferior.

IT'S NOT EVEN ENOUGH TO BE GAY YOURSELF.

Gay, bi or straight, we're taught the homonegative belief that the "alternative lifestyle" of being LGBT is a more difficult way to live. But the "alternative" of living heterosexually is actually harder for LGBT individuals, and can lead only to depression and self-defeating, or even self-destructive behaviors.

Join us for a workshop on Friday September 20th at the SSCC Central Campus, where speaker Joe Kort will cover the problems that our students, neighbors, and relatives in the LGBT Community are struggling with in terms of self-acceptance and combating depression and homo-negative treatment. All are invited: students, public, faculty, and staff.

Event Details

  • When — Friday, September 20 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Where — SSCC Central Campus Rm. 107
  • Registration — 8:00 - 8:30 AM

About Joe Kort and Associates

Psychotherapist, coach and author Joe Kort, Ph.D, MSW, MA founded his practice in 1985. Its specialties include: Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy, emphasizing how being knowledgeable about gay issues informs the therapeutic process, and IMAGO Relationship Therapy, a specific program to help couples and singles learn to improve their communication and relationship skills. It is based on the books Getting The Love You Want and Keeping The Love You Find by Dr. Harville Hendrix.

This practice specializes in sex therapy and sexual identity issues, including Out-Of-Control Sexual Behavior; responsible non-monogamy/monogamy; childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse; mixed-orientation marriages; coming out; and depression and anxiety. The group offers workshops for couples and singles.

All services are for people of any sexual orientation.