I am humbled to be part of this forum to serve folx in the community. I identify as a Gay Cisgendered Man who has served folx in the community for many years. I started out as a young gay advocate in my teenage years which provided me the privilege to grow a career as a psychotherapist later in life. Most of my career as a Social Worker has involved providing community-based services to folx in the community in the form of psychotherapy, case management, HIV specific services, and housing to disenfranchised populations in the Chicagoland area. Currently, my psychotherapy work has led me to work with a diverse caseload of folx in our community from children, adults, and couples. My work included providing gender-affirming care to those questioning or exploring their identities as well as advocating for folx in their gender affirming care by writing letters of support or conducting family sessions to help support my clients with their families or partners. Additionally, I pride myself in being a sex and kink positive therapist and hold a supportive space for individuals and couples to explore their sexual identities free of shame.