Category Archives: Resilience

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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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

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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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Alone for the holidays

Thank you to Michael for sharing his story about his experience in coping with the holidays.  Since this blog is appearing on Christmas Eve, I want to share a bit more about the struggles that many LGBTQ+ people face at this … Continue reading

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Resiliency during the holidays: My tale

The holiday season is usually a time to gather with family and friends, to celebrate, to laugh, to eat, to give, and to be happy. Unfortunately, some LGBT people (particularly those who are estranged from their families) experience the opposite … Continue reading

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