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Why Gay Shame Is Your Superpower

Why Gay Shame Is Your Superpower

Diversity is a gift of uniqueness and creativity When did you realize that you had to forgive yourself first, before anyone else, for your gay shame? Gay shame is a term used (and possibly coined) by Alan Downs, author of The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing up Gay in a Straight Man’s World. Downs worked as a therapist for gay men, many...

How Gay Shame Limits Self-Worth and Personal Growth – LOP008

Shame-Anthony Easton

Something I learned about myself some time ago, was how gay shame was holding me back and limiting my success. I was afraid of other people’s opinions of me. For many gay men it’s challenging to feel good enough, to feel like we belong, and to feel equal within society. Not feeling good enough started in my childhood, as it does for anyone who...

Do You Know What You Want? – LOP002

What Do You Want LOP002

It seems such a simple question: What do you want? But do you know? This not about wanting things like a car, furniture, or making more money. Instead this question is about something much deeper. It’s about connecting with your core values and what your life would be like if you could finally have what you really want. What often happens...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.