LGBTQ rights


Pride Month: Raising Awareness

June is Pride Month, and since 1970 it has been set to highlight the LGBTQ+ community and LGBTQ+ history. Pride celebrates the achievements of and brings awareness to the LGTBQ+ community.

Yet even in 2019, folks who hold one or more LGTBQ+ identities face discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The month of June helps increase awareness of many issues the LGTBQ+ community in particular faces, such as the topic of intimate partner violence and dating abuse. 

Trump Administration’s Continuing Threat to Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Teens (And What You Can Do About It)

The Department of Health and Human Services under the Trump administration is proposing a change to the definition of gender, narrowing it to only male or female and making it determined by the genitals an individual was born with. This threatens to harm the already vulnerable trans* community, who as a group experience greater incidences of dating violence. What steps can you take to support the trans* community?

Pride Month: More than a Celebration

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and take pride in the LGBTQ+ community. It is a time to embrace the diverse orientations and identities that exist in our world and honor the people who struggled throughout history to get us here. And as we commemorate “love is love,” we must also acknowledge the difference between healthy and unhealthy love.

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