Gay Pride Parade and Safe Sex

With June (the gay pride month) just around the corner, we can’t help but commence preparations. Some of us pull out our gay pride flag and let it soar in the sky. Others whip out their trans, bisexual, pan, ace, demi, and other regalia, and get ready for the party of the year.

With the typical gay Pride parade being more about having fun than rioting (although political activism is still deeply embedded in our community), we can’t help but look at Pride as an opportunity to let our freak fly. And it is. 

There are LGBTQ people and members of other communities who resent this. Some think we should keep the Pride as tame as possible. However, those people need to realize that it took years of activism and fighting tooth and nail for every inch the government ultimately gave to get where we are today. That gives us

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Emotional Challenges Faced by LGBT Students

Insight into the daily challenges facing lesbian, gay, bixexual and transgender college students.

Learning to be yourself and dealing with other people’s perception of you can be hard for anyone. This process can be especially stressful or tough for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). In fact, they can face unique issues when it comes to mental health. The discrimination LGBT students may face or the pressure they feel from their family or community, can put them at greater risk for emotional health struggles like depression, anxiety, substance abuse and even suicide.

If you or someone you know is struggling with issues related to sexuality or pressures of not being accepted by family, friends or community, it’s important to speak up. By developing strong coping skills, creating a positive social network, and seeking help if needed, LGBT students can protect their emotional health during college and beyond.…

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