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Prejudices and Christianity

We can finish up the discussion of LGBT history and myth by summarizing the influence that the founding fathers of Christianity had on western civilization and how that influence remains a part of our lives today. The founding fathers of

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Toxic Shame

The concept of toxic shame was created by an addiction specialist by the name of John Bradshaw, who is now lauded as a senior fellow at The Meadows in Arizona, where inpatients can receive treatment for various disorders, behaviors, and

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The Shadow

Carl Jung formulated the concept of “the shadow,” which is a place where individuals store feelings about themselves that they don’t like and would rather not deal with.  These feelings can include hatred, sadness, anger, envy, jealousy, and internalized messages

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Internalized Phobia

As members of the LGBT community deal with the effects of homophobia, lesbian phobia, biphobia, and transphobia, these concepts continue to be internalized into the psyche and stir up problems with self-perception, self esteem, and self love. When individuals internalize

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it -Rumi