Author Archives: Thomas Lawrence Long

About Thomas Lawrence Long

Associate professor-in-residence, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut; editor and writing coach

Complicated Grief

The deaths of 49 members of the queer community at Orlando’s Pulse dance club (whether or not they were self-identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people) has evoked a variety of emotional responses, chief among them grief. Grief is … Continue reading

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Transgender Lives and American Potty Politics

Live long enough and you find that what’s old is new again. When the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, passed by the US Congress in the early 1970s, was making what seemed to many of us as its inexorable … Continue reading

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John-Manuel Andriote on Gay Men’s Resilience

As we’ve written before, the capacity to bend in life’s storms without breaking is an important virtue, which is cultivated not by coddling a “cloistered virtue” but by testing and using these psychic “muscles,” is essential to mental and physical wellness. Also known … Continue reading

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Rise in Meth Use Among Urban Black MSM

As reported in the New York Times in June 2015, addiction treatment providers in New York have seen a rise among black and Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) in the use of the “club” or “party” drug … Continue reading

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Meningococcal Disease Outbreak in Chicago, MSM Urged to Get Vaccinated

For at least the second time in recent years, a small but alarming outbreak of meningococcal disease has occurred among men who have sex with men. Reported in the GLMA online update: Chicago health officials have noted a small, but … Continue reading

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