Category Archives: Coming out

Breakthrough for Intersex Rights

Finally, the mystery, intrigue and, in fact, shame that has historically been associated with what is now known as “intersex” is beginning to come out of the closet.  Recently a milestone in this important shift happened recently when Sara Kelly … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Fashion!

All my life clothes have been a huge issue!  I coped with the “proper” attire for girls and young women by conforming, but never felt comfortable or at ease in the stuff I was required to wear.  Then not long … Continue reading

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National Coming Out Day – October 11, 2016

Regardless of your personal identity, get ready to celebrate this day openly, with joy and with pride!  By joining a host of others, expressing your support for all people to be free to be who they are, you can make … Continue reading

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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

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The Importance of “Mirrors”

Years ago, I attended a concert of a prominent lesbian musician from Canada.  I was an instructor of nursing in a major university, and actively involved in the lesbian community as well.  There were about 400 people there – mostly … Continue reading

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