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  • Brice is a police officer in South Florida. He is currently a detective with the special victims unit as well as a member of the SWAT team. He has been on the police department for ten years and has been open about his sexuality almost the entire time. He even ...
  • Tony is a 5th grade school teacher in Northern California. He and his husband Greg do a lot of advocacy for the LGBT community.
  • Terry is a Business Analyst for the State of NY, and has been openly gay during the duration of her employment there. YCBA conducted a phone interview with her to ask her some questions about her career history and advice she has for the younger LGBT generation. ------------ Can you ...
  • Wil is an openly gay police officer with the Hialeah police department. Prior to becoming a police officer he served in the Navy and was deployed in the Middle East. Wil also enjoys acting and recently finished making a film called 'The Denied'. The Denied "A cop receives the worst ...
  • Lyle is an openly gay family and LGBTQ therapist in South Florida. He also provides counseling through Sun Serve, a South Florida non-profit which provides mental health assistance to LGBTQ individuals in South Florida. Prior to becoming a therapist, Lyle was a construction contractor.

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Young people who are questioning their sexuality or have recently come to accept the fact they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender face some extreme challenges. They may be rejected by their friends or worse--by their families.  They may think their future dreams and goals may no longer be possible because of their sexuality. They may feel they are unable to continue on the same path they saw themselves on before discovering their sexuality.  They may feel they will not be able to enter the career they have always dreamed of.

A lot of young LGBT and questioning individuals do not personally know any people like themselves. Odds are even less favorable that they have a LGBT role model in the career they are interested in. They may feel there is no place for a LGBT person in that particular field. They have probably been told, directly or indirectly, LGBT people can't possibly be police officers or firefighters for example. Or maybe they feel there are no openly gay people in professional sports. This can be a huge deterrent to a young LGBT or questioning person... Learn more.