I grew up with a straight mom and a gay dad. I co-founded COLAGE (look it up) in 1990 internationally, and COLAGE LA in 1987. I am an active, loving, supportive member of the LGBTQ+ community. My MA thesis and PsyD dissertation were both on the issue of the paradox of supporting your transgender loved one, while also possibly dealing with disenfranchised grief over the loss of the identity the person you knew before they transitioned. While I'm certainly not versed in ALL cultures, I am incredibly respectful of others' beliefs, customs, and traditions. I see clients of all races, faiths, and cultures.