The Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade is an expensive undertaking.
In order to cover those costs, Pride Northwest utilizes a combination of funding mechanisms.
In it, we address the childhood and societal wounds that can contribute to suppressing vital parts of your true sexuality.
The intent of the group therapy is to provide a safe, supportive atmosphere where gay men can begin to heal conflicts and issues dealing with their parents, their family, sexual abuse (both overt and covert), addictions (substance and behavioral), and other trauma that can contribute to internalized homophobia and sexual shame.
When conflicts develop, as they do in any family, there is an opportunity to respond differently and work through these problems in a constructive way.
Some gay men come to group because they have never felt comfortable dealing with groups, other gay men or groups of gay men.
They may want to feel more comfortable being gay or socializing with groups of gay men.
It is helpful to see the differences between how you perceive yourself and how others react to you initially and over time.
You can also get feedback and new perspectives on how you think about things, your attitude about yourself and how you conduct yourself.
Group members help each other to work through anxiety, depression, and loneliness as well as a wide variety of self-image issues including: You won’t be surprised to hear that we talk a lot about dating.