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 […]
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). […]
This summer’s historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling mandating that all states must allow for marriage equality represents a huge step forward for our civil rights, legal rights, economic well-being, relationship equality and recognition.
A few years ago, I enrolled in a human sexuality course as part of the preparation for graduate school. In one class, a panel of students talked about their experiences as members of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s LGBTQIA community. […]
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. […]