Linda Baker

Ms. Baker worked as an R.N., mainly in the psychiatry department from 1969 until 1985 when she completed training as a hypnotherapist. Soon afterwards she began seeing clients and continue doing so up until this day. For many years, she and her husband took foster teens into their home and several of them were gay, lesbian and transgendered.

She has volunteered for many groups in the LGBTQ Community for over three decades now. These have included, but are not limited to: Safe Schools, PFLAG, Lambert House (a drop-in center for LGBTQ youth), group leader for Seattle Area Support Groups, leader for Our Circle (for those with HIV/AIDS) and she is currently the vice president for Seattle Frontrunners.

Ms Baker has two biological children, is a grandmother and loves gardening, outdoor activities, reading, traveling and connecting with people of all types of diversity. She is also a very spiritual person.

Her interest in LebMASH’s work stems from her awareness of “some of the discriminatory issues that LGBTQ people face in the Middle East.” She feels “that education, healthcare and support is essential for LGBTQ people to survive and grow their self-worth, be proud of who they are and have the ability to share infromation with their families and friends. Being LGBTQ is normal and natural, and it is only through education, resources and conversation that ignorant beliefs and stigmas can be erased.”

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