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Alan D. Berkowitz

In: Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions: A Narrative Approach

Chapter 3: Coming Out to My Homophobia and Heterosexism: Lessons Learned in the Journey of an Ally

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Coming Out to My Homophobia and Heterosexism: Lessons Learned in the Journey of an Ally
Coming out to my homophobia and heterosexism: Lessons learned in the journey of an ally
Alan D.BerkowitzIndependent Consultant, Trumansburg, NY

The alarm had been ringing for 10 minutes. It was clear that my daughter was not waking up for school. I bounded up the stairs to try and rouse her. As she smiled in her sleep, I said, “Maybe one day you will have a girlfriend or boyfriend who wakes you up in the morning when you need help getting up.” She smiled again and rolled over.

I noticed the comfortableness of this remark. It didn't matter to me whether her lover was male or female. How did this come about? My personal ...

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