Category Archives: Activism

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

Posted in Activism, Helpful Hints, Mental Health, Political Process | Leave a comment

Giving Thanks for Human Rights

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, many of us are griped by uncertainty and fear as our country is facing the most egregious attacks on human rights ever seen in this country, fueled by the election of … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Join the discussion, Legal Issues, LGBTQ Human Rights, LGBTQ rights, Political Process, Public Policy | Leave a comment

How do day-to-day decisions about being “out” affect health?

Our last few blog posts on Lavender Health have touched on the challenges of being “out” – and indeed I had a recent conversation that brought the health implications of this challenge to the forefront.  The conversation reminded me that … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Coming out, Join the discussion, LGBT Health, Mental Health, Minority Stress, Stories of our lives | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activism, LGBTQ rights, Overcoming "isms", Resources, Social Support | Leave a comment

First Lesbian Landmark Added to US National Register of Historic Places

On May 2,2016, the US National Park Service  approved the designation of the house at 219 11th Street SE, Washington. DC, as an historic landmark.  From 1971-1973 this house was the home of the Furies Collective, a group of women who published … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, History, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment