Defining gender has been a newsworthy – and polarizing – topic lately. Transgender children are battling to use the school bathroom that matches their identity. A documentary called Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric […]
This holiday season offers an opportunity to address a topic that’s rarely discussed openly in our LGBT community – our relationship with drugs and alcohol and how these substances permeate and affect our lives, our […]
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 […]
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 […]
How we see ourselves in the world and in relation to others is key to forming an identity. As awareness of the diversity of our community grows, ideas of what it means to be LGBTQIA are changing rapidly. […]
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. […]
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.
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). […]