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LGBTQIA Well-Being



LGBTQIA well-being is vital in a world that is frequently and often violently intolerant of any sexual orientation or gender identity that doesn’t match the culture’s accepted norms, usually of cisgendered heterosexuality. Everyone has the right to live a vibrant life in their full identity, and the struggle for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being can find support from those who understand and validate the complexities, nuance, pain, and joy of the community’s lived experiences.

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Andrew Solomon: How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are

Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of struggle, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since.

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Breaking the Surface

Champions aren’t born, they’re made. The haunting, searingly candid New York Times bestselling memoir of Greg Louganis’ journey to overcome homophobia, colorism, and disability to become one of the best Olympic athletes in the world.

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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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The Danger of Hiding Who You Are | Morgana Bailey

Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences.

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Dear John, I Love Jane

The new buzzword in female sexuality is “sexual fluidity”—the idea that for many women, sexual identity can shift over time, often in the direction of same-sex relationships.

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The Gay Midlife Crisis: It’s a Thing

Advice columnist Adam Blum shares tips on dealing with the fidgety 40s and 50s.

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Trans-forming Our Thoughts on Gender | Katina Sawyer | TEDxVillanovaU

Gender is the primary organizing category that individuals utilize in society today. However, because of the prevalence of normative masculine and feminine gender expression, these expression have become problematically linked with biological narratives.

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Gender Queer: A Memoir

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here.

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Outfront: Lesbian Rabbi Fights Intolerance with Love

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum is spreading light this Hanukkah, not with a menorah, but with love.

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Black Trans Female Empowerment—Mila Jam—TEDxPrincetonWomen

Lessons in radical self love & unapologetic existence for women: black, Trans, femme and beyond. A path to owning your identity, purpose and presence.

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