June 2013 is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

It's June in New York.  For us that means hot weather, summer Fridays, and - my favorite - the coming of the gay pride parade in the Village.  Yet, this month has been plagued with the reports of increasing amounts of violence against individuals in the LGBT community.  As a New Yorker, I am have come to demand respect - if not unconditional acceptance - for all members of this city regardless of sexual or gender orientation.  As a therapist, I am deeply concerned about the impact these acts of violence have on the mental health of a community that has faced and continues to rise up against negativity and rights restrictions.  My thoughts are especially with young trans men and women who continue to fight for equal footing within the larger LGBT community and in the streets of NYC.  

 The President calls upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.  We commit to heeding that call and to use the accomplishments of 2013 to motivate and bolster resolve.


Note from Deanna - Although NYC is one of the most diverse and inclusive cities in the world, not every therapist is equipped to handle every individual that walks through the door.  The therapists at the Offices of Dr. DeMarco are prepared to address the needs of an ever-changing and diverse population.  Whether you identify as straight, gay, bi, queer or trans; whether you are the parent of or partner to; whether you are in a monogamous, polyamorous, or other "non-traditional" relationship; we are here.  




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