Coming Out for Gay Men

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Book Chapter

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Originally Published In

In S. Dworkin & M. Pope (Eds.), Casebook for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Volume Number

Chapter 2

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Research suggests that most mental health professionals feel their training on lesbian and gay issues has been inadequate at best and nonexistent at worst. Add to this the issues of bisexuality and transgender, not to mention intersex issues, and these feelings of adequacy to deal with the issues of sexual minorities diminish even further.