I am drawn to the LGBTQI community and I suppose LGBTQI folks are drawn to me as well, because I’ve had lots of them as clients. I guess you could say I “put out the vibe”.
From 2002-04, I had an FtM client, fully post-op, who was an inspiration to me. He had been through so much medically, socially, professionally and personally in his journey to becoming more authentic. He inspired me to work with trans people.
I have a huge respect and admiration for people who, despite monumental odds and potentially devastating tasks, venture on this journey of affirming their truth. They come out of it with a stronger sense of dignity, humility, humor, authenticity, integrity and mutual respect for their fellow human beings.