LGBT Issues And A Path To Freedom

Posted by Frank Gillespie MA


I met Wayne (not real name) back in 1994. I was just beginning to do counseling. We were selected as partners for a study project. After the project was completed Wayne called and asked if we could have lunch at a local diner. Wayne sounded stressed on the phone. When I met him he was sitting in the back all by himself looking kind of somber. When the food arrived Wayne stated he was going to tell me a secret he could not hold in anymore. For the past several years he had been a visiting a local state...

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Domestic Violence

Posted by Frank Gillespie MA


What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is when a family member, spouse, domestic partner or ex-partner attempts or implements practices which provide power over the other party (family member, partner etc). The different forms of abuse are not just physical violence, but can be sexual, mental, financial or legal dominance. Other terms for domestic violence include domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, battering, relationship abuse, spousal abuse, or family violence. Elder abuse and child abuse fall within the category of domestic violence. Violence itself can be broadly interpreted: it may include psychological terror beyond verbal and emotional abuse, fighting, death...

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