Minding Your Health – The Age Matrix

October 2, 2016

When I first came out as a gay man, a maxim I often heard was that growing old in the gay community meant you would be lonely, depressed, bitter and alcoholic and that it was […]

Warning: These Red Flags Signal Boundary Violations

July 28, 2016

Relationships are wonderful – and also difficult. Early in a relationship, it’s not easy to tell whether it will become abusive. Romantic relationships have four stages, according to Charlotte Kasl, a psychotherapist and the author […]

Tragedy In the Midst of Pride: What Now?

July 18, 2016

The moment before the horrific June 12 slaughter in Orlando struck, many of us were feeling unprecedented acceptance, a legitimization of our civil rights, and a sense of affirmation and security. We were celebrating Gay […]

Minding Your Health – Happy? Assess Your Tribe

December 1, 2015

Congratulations, you have survived another family Thanksgiving. Or if you are truly blessed, you experienced a day of warmth and closeness with the people you cherish and who cherish you. Holidays sharply focus the need to belong, to be safe, to be connected. […]

Minding Your Health – Getting Beyond Shame

November 1, 2015

Shame is an epidemic in our culture, and more acutely so among those considered by our culture to be outside the norm. Those who are different are often ostracized, harassed or bullied by peers in school.
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Minding Your Health – New Drug is Proving Effective in Preventing HIV

October 1, 2015

People who are most at risk for acquiring HIV infection now have a preventive option that seems to be very effective. Truvada, a medication that works best when taken daily, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in July 2012 as the first pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis. It’s referred to as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylactic). […]

Minding Your Health – Surviving Pride Sober

June 13, 2015

June is LGBTQIA Pride month, and our community will celebrate with festivals, picnics and interfaith services. For many, the festivities include cracking open a cold beer (or beers) on a hot summer day and cocktailing the night away on the dance floor. […]

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