Author Archives: Vanessa

About Vanessa

Oncology nurse and nurse activist.

Lucie’s Place

LGBTQ+ Courage Resource! Lucie’s Place Each year since its opening in 2015, 50-70 LGBTQ young adults receive life-saving services and support at our drop-in center in the heart of downtown Little Rock. Visitors are provided bus passes, cell phones & … Continue reading

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BreakOUT!

LGBTQ+ Courage Resource!   BreakOUT! Built a base of undocumented transgender latinx youth in New Orleans through our Vice to ICE Campaign and began conducting bilingual General Member Meetings with simultaneous interpretation. BreakOUT! hosted the first Trans March of Resilience … Continue reading

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New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders (NOAGE)

LGBTQ+ Courage Resource NOAGE Holds monthly coffee events for LGBT elders, often with a health-related focus as well as an annual GALA and awards ceremonies. The NOAGE Trailblazer Award is given each year to someone who has gone above and … Continue reading

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Creating your personal political action plan

Events proceeding the inauguration have simultaneously energized and depressed many of us. The Women’s Marches amplified our voices and moved us towards an intersectional approach to combating racism, protecting our health care, and advocating for science-based environmental policies, among other … Continue reading

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Is Your School of Nursing a SafeZone?

Walking through the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Nursing I noticed over a dozen square stickers outside faculty doors saying, “SafeZone for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally” in rainbow letters. As a nursing student at LSU, I was thrilled … Continue reading

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