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The Work of Diversity: Getting Messy, Getting Uncomfortable

By Lama Rod Owens — 2016

You can invite people of color into a sangha, but it doesn’t mean that they’re going to be comfortable or happy.

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I was Married with 2 Kids When I Realized I’m Gay

By the time you reach your 30s, you think you know yourself—your likes, your dislikes, what inspires you, what makes you tick. But there I was, at 36 years old, realizing I didn't know myself at all.

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Is It Self-Care, or Is It Capitalism?

So many of the little rituals I have each day—like my makeup or skincare routine—do help soothe and/or rejuvenate me. For me, any type of solo practiced routine is good. But I’ve learned that self-care does not, and cannot, sustain me. And I believe that this may be the case for many of you.

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Dealing with Impostor Syndrome When You’re Treated as an Impostor

Impostor syndrome is not a unique feeling, but some researchers believe it hits minority groups harder.

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Trevor Talent Supporters Discuss BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

We collaborated with several of our favorite talent supporters who are LGBTQ people of color to offer advice to youth on how to navigate the intersections of their identities and protect their mental health.

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For Many Native Americans, Embracing LGBT Members Is a Return to the Past

The sound of drums, singing and prayers marked the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon this month. . . . It was Arizona’s first Two-Spirit Powwow, one of a handful of powwows that have sprung up across North America to celebrate LGBT Native Americans.

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LGBTQ American Indians Report High Levels of Depression and Abuse, Study Finds

“If LGBTQ people get assaulted or beaten up in a hate crime on tribal land, it’s often not prosecuted,” one advocate said.

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Latinx Actor Vico Ortiz Talks Coming Out Non-Binary, Breaking Down Gendered Barriers

“In Latin America, there’s been a great deal of progress around gay and lesbian identities,” Ortiz says. “But with being transgender and non-binary, a lot of people are still unsure what it all means and I believe it’s connected to the words we use.”

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Today’s Queer Latinx Representation on TV Is Everything I Needed Growing Up

In the late ’90s, television was my greatest source of comfort—the place were I went to to find versions of myself reflected back at me. The only queer woman I ever saw on screen, however, was Ellen Degeneres.

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For Asian Americans, Coming Out in 2019 Can Still Present Unique Challenges

A recent study found that only 19 percent of Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBTQ youth said they could “definitely” be themselves at home.

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Asian Americans Are Viewed as More American If They Are Gay

New research finds that an Asian American who presents as gay signals that he or she is fully invested in American culture.

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BIPOC Well-Being