Members of LGBTQ are 3x more likely to attempt suicide and 5-10x more likely to express addictions

LGBTQ

Mark A. Turnipseed
Presentations available:
Keynotes, Half Day, Full Day, Multiple Day
and 90-minute Sessions

Exercise and fitness helped Mark A. Turnipseed discover how to become his best gay self—and learn to genuinely love himself.

As Mark faced his addictions, he discovered that hidden shame about his sexuality was jeopardizing his life. He shares his harrowing story about the trauma of coming out with clarity and deep compassion. He explains how he was able to embrace his own truth—first with himself and then with his family, his friends, and his faith. He offers details about the steps he took to tap into his true identity and learn how to love himself. 

Now a coach, speaker, and the author of My Suicide Race, Mark offers hope for anyone who struggles with the shame and self-hatred that fuels addictions.

 

Mark's speaking topics include:​

  • My Suicide Race: The Trauma of Addiction, Recovery, and Coming Out

  • The Link Between Sexuality and Fitness

  • Becoming My Best Gay Self

  • Shame, Self-Hatred, and Sober Health

  • Attracting Positive People into Our Lives

  • Gay in the Gym

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When Good Health and Personal Wellness Means Acceptance

 

As Mark A. Turnipseed bravely faced his addictions, he discovered that hidden shame about his sexuality was jeopardizing his life. Mark shares his harrowing story about the trauma of coming out that included suicide attempts. With clarity and deep compassion, he explains how he embraced his own truth with himself, his family, his friends, and his faith. He offers details about the steps he took to tap into his true identity and accept and love himself. 

MEMOIR. Available in paperback, e-book, and in bulk. 

 

My Suicide Race 
Winning Over the Trauma of Addiction, Recovery, and Coming Out 

by Mark A. Turnipseed