I have worked within the LGBTIQ community for most of my adult career, working in public health through smoking cessation programs, as a counselor, as a mental health supervisor and through advocacy. We are not a monolith and there are many individual differences between people. I do not come with a one-size-fits-all approach. I am open to learning about you, but not at the expense of you. The process of coming out is personal and unique. Your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health are important to me.