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Welcome to Body Week

We’re exploring what it means to be queer and have a body, with essays about the ways our bodies are legislated and discriminated against, the strategies we’ve used to find belonging in them, and how we’re breaking down the stereotypes, preconceptions, and fetishization that many of us endure.

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The LGBT Body Image Problem

People in the LGBT community, through the combination of low self-esteem and stressful life experiences, are some of the most at-risk to develop mental health and eating disorders.

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Why Body Image Issues Pervade the Gay Community

Body image issues aren’t unique to bi or gay men, but toxic thoughts pertaining to self-worth and physical care have become dangerously prevalent within the MSM (men seeking men) community.

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‘I Have Sacrificed a Lot’: Growing Up LGBTQ+ in India

LGBTQ+ Indians who battle family expectations and social pressures to live their authentic lives share their stories.

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Have We Underestimated the Harm Caused by Low Self-Esteem?

Low self-esteem is the prime driver of self-harm among gay and lesbian students.

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Why Do So Many Gay and Bisexual Men Struggle With Body Image?

What began as a proud assertion of identity has itself become a trope; the stereotype of a gay man now is one who goes to the gym and takes care of himself.

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Marginalized Mental Health Matters: What Experts Want You to Know

Seven professionals from across the US sat down with Verywell Mind to share insights about how they are improving the mental health discourse to better address the needs of marginalized groups.

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Too Many Gay Men Still Hate Their Bodies

It’s no secret that certain segments of the gay community hold high, near-oppressive standards of what counts as sexually attractive. Countless gay men have struggled to see themselves within it as a result.

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One in Three LGBTQ People Have Experienced Suicidal Thoughts Over Body Image

“Millions of adults across the UK are struggling with concerns about their body image, but of all the groups surveyed, the LGBT+ community is most likely to be affected.”

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