Moving the debate from sex to love
excerpt via Salt Lake Tribune
...During an emotionally intense counseling session with a young man, we were exploring aspects of our lives and our mutual experiences of romantic love. At one point he looked at me and said: "George, can you understand that the love that I feel for my partner is not different than what you feel for your wife?"
In that therapeutic moment, a moment of genuine human intimacy and meaning, the student became the teacher. Reflecting later, I came to understand that in that moment I was confronting the last vestiges of my own homophobia, and this man who sat across from me in this quiet room facing his own death had invited me into Victor Frankl's "community of our humanity."
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