ABOUT LESBIAN DATING BARB ELGIN:
Personally, I came out of the closet in the 1970's while still a teen. That tells you about my courage. In fact, I had to leave home at 18 because my parents couldn't handle the disclosure. After that I worked hard to put myself through undergraduate and graduate school to serve the lesbian community, which is what I've been doing for over 20 years.
Intimate-relationship-wise, I've been fortunate to enjoy two, long term lesbian relationships, one that lasted 7 years (in my 20's) and one lasting 15. I am currently single, as I chose to leave the last relationship due to some major problems that were unable to be resolved. I currently 'walk my talk' in terms of not 'settling' anymore. Eventually, I will marry a woman I can build a deeply satisfying and lasting relationship with and, in the meantime I am searching for her while also enjoying being single!
Professionally, I've always served on GLBT student committees, served as president of NASW-MD's GLBT committee and currently I am a board member of the Maryland Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. I am passionate about my field of work - love coaching for lesbian women and, I am also very supportive of lesbian women excelling in self employment, especially women like myself who are serving the lesbian community.
As far as singles, dating and relationship coaching for lesbians, I have thousands of hours of post-graduate education and training as well as over 20 years of experience as a therapist and coach helping lesbian singles and couples succeed.