What is queer affirmative counselling practice (QAC)?

Queer Affirmative Counselling involves giving importance to acceptance and authenticity in terms of a client’s sexual orientation and gender. Psychologists who practice this help their seekers be comfortable with their identities, and help them deal with issues exclusive to the queer community.  

Is homosexuality a disorder?

Homosexuality is not mental disorder. The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), removed Homosexuality as a disorder in it’s third edition, in 1973. There’s nothing abnormal about homosexuality. However, in India the society is still very slowly accepting queer people. Being queer has been thought of as devience and has been stigmatised, and while […]

 Whom can I reach out to for help about my gender/sexual orientation?

Talking to other members of the queer Community might help you gain clarity and, may act as a support system. However if someone feels a need for professional help, it is best to approach a queer affirmative therapist. A queer affirmative therapist is one who gives importance to acceptance and authenticity in terms of a […]

Who is an Ally? How can I be one?

An ally  is a person who is not a part of a minority community, but supports them and their cause. Such people use their privilege to make the world a safer space for people of this community, and to give them space to speak up and exist in larger spaces in the society. You can […]

What is ‘coming out’? Is it significant?

Coming is out is a process by which queer folk share their identity with people around them, or people they trust.  This is a very important milestone in an individual’s personal journey of acceptance of themselves, and acceptance by people around them. Coming out can be an emotional awakening. However,  please note that if  your […]

How do I know I belong to the LGBTQIA+ community?

This is a very personal and subjective experience. There is no questionnaire or a list of items that can determine your sexual orientation or gender identity. You can always talk to queer people to get a better understanding of what and how  you feel .  The process of ‘coming out’ to oneself is unique for […]

Why do we use pronouns (she/he/they) with our names?

We use pronouns with our names because pronouns help communicate one’s gender and validate their identity. Further, pronouns help normalise that gender isn’t inherently obvious,  that gender can’t be assumed, and that gender is a spectrum.

Can Asexual people be in relationships?

Yes! Asexual people can love and be in relationships.  Asexual people can experience romantic, emotional and aesthetic attraction.  They just might engage in little to no sexual activity, since they experience little to no sexual attraction.  

Are Bisexual people confused?

Contrary to popular belief, bisexual folx aren’t confused.  Neither is Bisexuality a phase for them. And no, they can’t  give you a percentage of how much they like men compared to women.