Category Archives: Stories of our lives

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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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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Sightings in Cuba

Earlier this month I spent a week in Cuba on a trip organized around the theme ‘Health Across Borders” sponsored by MEDICC (Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba).  The entire experience was wonderful and amazing on many different levels, among which was … 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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