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LGBT Community Can't Afford to Lose Rainbow Heights
BY GARY PARKER AND CHRISTOPHER MURRAY

"LGBT people suffering from mental illnesses are extremely isolated and vulnerable, because our mental health system is still often very homophobic.If you'd like to help, please call Rainbow Heights Club at 718-852-2584 or visit their webpage at www.rainbowheights.org."

Finding Your Own Way
A COLUMN BY CHRISTIAN HUYGEN, PH.D., DIRECTOR, RAINBOW HEIGHTS CLUB

"Relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy finding your own way in New York's wonderful LGBT community."

Finding Your Own Way, A Column
By CHRISTIAN HUYGEN, Ph.D., Director, Rainbow Heights Clubhouse

"A good relationship (sexual or otherwise) can be a big asset to your mental, emotional and physical health. A bad relationship can be just the opposite.So take your time in finding your own way."

Finding Your Own Way: A Column
By CHRISTIAN HUYGEN, Ph.D., Director, Rainbow Heights Club

"So how do you decide if you are gay?...Listen to your secret thoughts and your desires and your dreams...let yourself accept these feelings without worrying what, if anything, you're going to do about them."

Together We Learn About Each Other
By CHRISTIAN HUYGEN, Ph.D.

"Every group has differences of race, class, gender, age, sexuality and more...When someone who's different from you shows that they are willing to work to understand you, it's something you never forget"

Helping Our Therapists Help Us
BY CHRISTIAN HUYGEN, PH.D., DIRECTOR, RAINBOW HEIGHTS CLUB

".it's so important to have a therapist who makes you feel comfortable, and to change therapists if you don't feel that way.How long does it take to know if you feel comfortable with someone? Probably 30 seconds or less."

Gay/Straight/Human: Helping Our Therapists Help Us
BY CHRISTIAN HUYGEN, PH.D., DIRECTOR, RAINBOW HEIGHTS CLUB

"Professional guidelines require a supportive and affirming attitude on the part of your therapist and psychiatrist [regardless of your sexual orientation]."

Coming Out of the Closet
BY ERIC JACKSON

"Very nonchalantly, the religious therapist asked if I would submit to being shown pictures of nude men and given electric shocks every time I would get aroused."


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