Marcel: I was deeply humiliated as a child
Marcel (29): He was asking himself lots of questions about his homosexual feelings. He says: “I was often very lonely and had no contact with others. As a young boy, I was physically shamed. Later, I imagined that if I had the body of another boy, I could forget my shame. For a long time I could not talk to anyone about this, I felt very bad. Today this is different.”
Markus Hoffmann: Sexual problems as structural relationship
Markus Hoffmann: Sexual problems as structural relationship problems#men’s journey Markus Hoffmann, therapist and consultant, about his work with people struggling with their sexuality and homosexual feelings.Markus Hoffmann is the director of the Institut für dialogische und identitätsstiftende Seelsorge und Beratung (formerly wuestenstrom) in Tamm/Germany.
Pascal: Affirmation from fatherly men
Pascal (23) felt first attracted to women. Later he became attracted to men too, which he considered to be inconsistent and unsatisfactory. He felt isolated and not belonging to other men. He says: “But then I got a lot of affirmation from fatherly men. I knew then that I belonged. I had inner peace, I felt connected and secure. I know: I can trust here.”
Stefan Schmidt: Learning to trust in life
Stefan Schmidt, qualified Social Worker, about his counselling work in the areas of identity, being a man, sexuality: dealing with feelings, expanding social skills, growing in self-confidence, living a self-determined life.Stefan Schmidt is a graduate social worker, consultant and ESSB supervisor at the Institut für dialogische und identitätsstiftende Seelsorge und Beratung (formerly wuestenstrom) in Tamm/Germany.People, especially men, with unwanted homosexual feelings
Timo: Ive become more self-confident
For a long time Timo had repressed his homosexual feelings and did not know who he was. Now he is on his way to better understand himself and his identity. He says: “I am learning more and more to feel myself, to perceive myself, I’ve worked on my feelings of self-worth. I’m dealing with my past, and learn to accept myself with all my strengths and weaknesses."
David: Its very difficult to find genuine help
David (44) wrestles with homosexual feelings. As an 11-year-old, he was sexually abused. During his process of change he is able to overcome his depression and suicidal thoughts. He says For me, help means being able to show myself as I am, without someone already giving a direction. But its rare to find help, to find somebody who really listens and takes one’s problems seriously.
Dr (med) Christl Vonholdt - IFTCC Vice President
Dr. med. Christl R. Vonholdt is a pediatrician (retired) and has focused on the topics of identity development in childhood and adolescence, identity and sexuality, homosexuality, gender theories.
The coming age of "Mandatory Homosexuality" and the "stay gay" culture. Why a ban of professional and pastoral support for unwanted same-sex attraction is contrary to the scientific evidence concerning the nature of human sexuality.
Voices of the Silenced - the Tour
A journey through Voices of the Silenced, the movie, meeting the people, the places and the thinking behind the project.