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Why HIV Support Groups Are Essential for Our Society

The AIDS pandemic has had a devastating effect on humanity, both physically and psychologically. It has killed more people than any other disease in history, and it is still killing people today. AIDS is a deadly, preventable disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV attacks the human immune system, making the person vulnerable […]

How a Good Night’s Sleep Can Help with Anxiety

A good night’s sleep is essential for our physical and mental health. Whether it’s chronic anxiety or acute anxiety, the effects of anxiety on our sleep can be profound. In fact, anxiety is one of the most common reasons why people have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. There are a number of ways in […]

The 4 Attachment Styles: Do You Know Your Type?

Humans have been designed to be social beings. This means that we need, want, and long for connections with others. Some may say it’s in our nature, while others will confirm our brain is wired this way. But what happens when we feel disconnected? Or worse, what happens when we fear any connection and choose […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance – Explained

On November 20, 1998, Rita Hester, an African-American transgender woman, was murdered in her apartment in Boston. She was stabbed 20 times and was still breathing when the police found her. Tragically, she died the same day at the hospital. She was 34 years old. While Rita Hester was not the first trans woman to […]

Why Do We Celebrate LGBTQ History Month in October

The LGBTQ community since the beginning has had to fight for their rights and visibility in America. And it hasn’t always been easy. In fact, the LGBTQ community has had to fight for every inch of progress they’ve made. The origins of the LGBTQ community can be traced back to the early 1900s when a […]

Understanding the Aces and Aros Identities

Aromantic and Asexual are two terms that might be a little new to you, but they represent a broad spectrum of the LGBTQIA2S+community. Aromantics and Asexuals, or Aros & Aces, are individuals who do not experience romantic attraction/desire (Aromantic) or people who do not experience sexual attraction/desire (Asexual) or both. While it is helpful to […]

How to Work Through Your Fear of Emotional Intimacy

We often think of intimacy as physical closeness, but it goes much deeper than that. Emotional intimacy is about sharing your innermost thoughts, feelings, and experiences with someone else and being able to be vulnerable without fear of judgment or rejection. Emotional intimacy is often confused with physical intimacy or sexual intimacy, but they are […]


Why We Should All Learn About Intersex

You might know that the I in LGBTQIA2S+ stands for intersex, but you may not know very much about the experience of individuals who are intersex. You might not even be sure what the definition of the term intersex is, and while it is easy to explain, a lot of the language is medical and […]

What Is High Functioning Anxiety and Can It Be Treated?

Some people seem to have it all together. They breeze through life with little stress and few problems. But for others, even everyday tasks can be a challenge and overwhelming. Life may feel like a never-ending balancing act for people with high functioning anxiety. High functioning anxiety is a term used to describe people who […]

The Continuous Struggles of the Two-Spirit People

In many Indigenous and Native communities and traditions, there were folks welcomed and celebrated for being Two-Spirit people. Native people and tribal communities considered Two-Spirit individuals to be divine. Indigenous cultures saw Two-Spirit folks as people who communed with the creator, sacred beings often regaled in their societies. Furthermore, people with Two-Spirit identities were given […]