Trauma is a term we often hear talked about in communities of color and the LGBTQ community. There is an entire body of knowledge about how to support individuals who have had trauma. But what is trauma and how ordinary is it?Continue reading
I wrote recently about the trauma of growing up gay in the early 1970’s. The largest single thing that influenced my perspective on homosexuality as a naive fourteen years old was the book, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) by U.S. physician David Reuben. The book was published in 1969.
I came across a fascinating article I POZ magazine that got me to thinking about my early life as a gay man. The article is, Trauma and HIV: A Call for Intersectional Approaches by Charles Stephens and Naina Khanna.