Since mental health related issues are rampant among the LGBTQ community members, I have created a group on Facebook to provide free counseling sessions to queer people.
So far, most of the people I see are closeted individuals who are not prepared to come out yet, fearing it might put their lives in jeopardy. Though I am not surprised about this, I did begin to face some difficulties when a few persons asked me to act as a matchmaker. Initially I was annoyed, because that was not my objective! But I couldn’t deny the fact that many LGBTQ people I saw had a searing need for a spouse or partner. And if loneliness is the reason behind their depression, then I believe no amount of counselling can change things.