Examining The Self-Acceptance Issues Associated With Homosexuality

29 Feb

Examining The Self-Acceptance Issues Associated With Homosexuality.

While gaining the acceptance of others is definitely a challenge, for most of us, it is the issue of self-acceptance that poses the greatest difficulty during the coming out process. For many gay people, the inner conflict which arises from the realization that one is homosexual can be overwhelming. Trying to find peace with a gay identity in one’s own Spirit is, in my opinion, far more difficult than dealing with the prejudice of others…or at least it was for me.

My coming out experience began when I was thirty-one. I will never forget the first time that I finally acknowledged to myself that I was gay. The sheer terror of that moment was completely paralyzing. Having grown up in an entirely straight environment, I had never associated with gay people on a regular basis. Of course, I knew a few gay acquaintances whom I had met only a time or two, but there were none that I had maintained a close friendship with. The straight world and their school of thought were all that I had ever known”

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