Category Archives: Join the discussion

Early Signal: Roll-back on protection for transgender children and youth in U.S. schools

The newly inaugurated U.S. President, during his campaign, made promises of continuing protections for LGBTQ people in the U.S. – promises that were viewed by skepticism by many advocates of human rights.  And indeed, the skepticism was affirmed this week … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Youth, Join the discussion, LGBTQ Human Rights, Transgender Health | 1 Comment

Spread the Word – ACA Open Enrollment Ends January 31

Yes – healthcare coverage through the U.S. Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) is still available, and if you are not yet covered, you have four days left to get your application going!  The threats to end this important … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Coming out, Intersex, Join the discussion, Overcoming "isms", Resilience | 2 Comments

Invitation to participate – how is marriage equality and the election affecting you?

This is a study being conducted by our LavenderHealth colleagues! The study has been approved the San Jose State University Institutional Review Board.  Here is the invitation to participate from the study team! We are a team of researchers (Tonda … Continue reading

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No Home for the Holidays?

Revised December 16, 2016 The holidays present particular challenges for many LGBTQ people, particularly the many who have no home for the one holiday during the year when almost everything in the U.S. and many other countries are completely closed. … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Helpful Hints, Holidays, Join the discussion, Minority Stress, Resilience, Social Support | 6 Comments