Welcome to A Date With Darkness Podcast. This podcast is dedicated to those who have been hurt by love and abuse, through their relationships with narcissistic people. The purpose of the podcast is to deepen the understanding of hurtful and traumatic relationships which have been a source of unspoken pain and trauma. In the episodes I will be chatting with various experts in various fields to provide education, tips, resources, and information for those who are survivors of abusive relationships. I will combine my expertise of forensics, domestic violence, and work in various mental health fields to have an intimate discussion with you about abusive relationships, characteristics of dangerous and manipulative people, how to move beyond the victim role, learn to love and heal from the wounds of toxic relationships. If you have a question about the podcast or you want to get in touch with me directly, please feel free to email me at adatewithdarkness@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening!

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46. Narcissism in Black Gay Men: Featuring Dr. Jonathan M. Lassiter, PhD.

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Dr. Jonathan Lassiter, PhD., who is a scholarly author, professor, and private practice owner joins us today on the couch. Dr. Lassiter, discusses the evolution and causes of narcissism in gay black men. He also offers an engaging dialogue on how society can help address some of the struggles in the black same sex same gender loving community.

Resources:

Black LGBT Health In the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation; edited by Dr. Lassiter, PhD and various others

Black Brothers Esteem: An ongoing support group in San Francisco Bay Area that provides mental and sexual health services specifically for African American same-gender-loving (SGL) men.

Website: http://sfaf.org/client-services/black-brothers-esteem/?utm_source=url-redirect&utm_medium=url-redirect&utm_content=redirect%2Bfrom%2Bclient-services%2Ffor-our-community%2Fblack-brothers-esteem%2Findex.html&utm_campaign=url-redirect-moved-content

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network: A therapist directory and resource guide for LGBT people of color.

Websites: https://www.nqttcn.com/directory AND https://www.nqttcn.com/resources

His Health: An online directory of sexual health programs across the country that specialize in Black SGL men’s health. This site also provides CEUs for providers who work with Black LGBT patients. CEU topics range from PrEP to Transgender Health.

Websites: https://www.hishealth.org/models-of-care AND https://www.hishealth.org/trainings

Henry Health: An app in beta-testing that will provide tele-therapy specifically for Black men to address their emotional and physical health. Website: https://henry-health.com/join-waiting-list/

The Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships: An African-centered book that applies Afrocentric values to intimate relationships as well as discusses the esteemed place of same-sex attracted African and African-diasporic people in relationships and communities. Website: https://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Intimacy-Ancient-Teachings-Relationships/dp/0688175791 – reader_0688175791

To connect with Dr. Lassiter, please visit:

Personal Website: www.jonathanmlassiter.com

Twitter: @matjl

Instagram: @jmlassiterphd

FB: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanmlassiter/