Category Archives: Health and Safety

Show Some Spirit

Spirit Day 2015

It’s Spirit Day once again, time to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBTQ youth. Not all LGBTQ youth are bullied, of course, and not all victims of bullies are LGBTQ — but bullying continues to impact our community in significant ways.

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U.S. Department of Education to Collect New Data on Anti-LGBT Bias, GSAs


A major survey from the U.S. Department of Education will ask new questions about anti-LGBT bias in schools and about gay-straight alliance clubs (GSAs).

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Pro-Choice Means Having Choices


When Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced that she was pregnant, anti-choice activists reacted with surprise, as if being in favor of abortion rights meant being anti-pregnancy. RH Reality Check responded in turn with the Tumblr Pregnant, Parenting, and Pro-Choice, showing that the three can and do co-exist. Here’s my contribution—share yours.

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Updated Guide to LGBT Health Covers Parenting and Much More

Fenway Guide

Many of us LGBTQ people have had awkward, if not discriminatory, encounters with health care professionals. A newly revised guide aims to change that.

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Voices Out of the Silence

Day of Silence 2015

Today is the Day of Silence, when many students from middle school to college choose not to speak, in order to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment. LGBTQ youth and those with LGBTQ parents still face challenges—but there are slow changes for the better.

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