• Blog post: Talk About It

    Sep 25, 2012 / Posted by Christopher5 comments

    Talk About It

    Our friends at OriginalPlumbing have launched a campaign within the last month devoted to getting our LGBT community talk about it.  Mental Health that is.  WIth LGBT people disproportionally impacted by mental health issues and generally have less access to care this is a great forum to share.  Talk About ...

  • Blog post: LGBT School Opens In Phoenix

    Apr 11, 2012 / Posted by Christopher8 comments

    LGBT School Opens In Phoenix

    An LGBT school has recently opened in Phoenix Arizona. The school is housed in the same facility that one n ten operates their youth center during hours outside of normal school hours.  This school is one of the few like it in the country and provides an alternative way for ...

  • Blog post: Is Homophobia Really Self Phobia?

    Apr 11, 2012 / Posted by Christopher0 comments

    Is Homophobia Really Self Phobia?

    Is some Homophobia Self-Phobia? That was one conclusion drawn by a recent study led by researchers at the University of Rochester.   Four separate experiments or questionnaires were conducted upon a total of 640 students in the US and Germany.  There is little previous research on the role that societal views ...

  • Blog post: Reduce stress.

    Mar 30, 2010 / Posted by Allegra0 comments

    Reduce stress.

    Everyone deals with stress in their life. As LGBT people, there are aspects of our experience that can create more stress for us on a daily basis: homophobia, transphobia, discrimination, coming out. Find healthy ways to reduce stress: talk to a friend, go for a walk or bike ride, or ...

  • Blog post: Know if you're depressed.

    Mar 22, 2010 / Posted by Allegra0 comments

    Know if you're depressed.

    A 2000 survey reported that 70 percent of lesbians and 60 percent of gay men admitted having sought mental health counseling in some form. It’s normal to feel ‘down’ sometimes, but if those feelings persist or become too extreme, consider talking to a professional about it. There are also ...

  • Blog post: Institutionalized Discrimination Contributes to Mental Health Disparities Among LGBT Communities

    Mar 11, 2010 / Posted by Allegra7 comments

    Institutionalized Discrimination Contributes to Mental Health Disparities Among LGBT Communities

    A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health supports the correlation between institutionalized discrimination (such as same-sex marriage being illegal in most states including New York) and mental health disparities among LGBT communities.

    GLMA reports: The researchers found a significant increase in the prevalence of mood disorders ...

  • Blog post: Chronic...boredom?

    Feb 17, 2010 / Posted by Allegra5 comments

    Chronic...boredom?

    A study to be published in April 2010 in the Journal of Epidemiology suggests that chronic boredom may be an important indicator of, and/or may lead to, other health risks & issues.

    If you're feeling bored, grab a copy of the Empty Closet and find something to do! Because ...

  • Blog post: Poll of the Week: Love your body?

    Feb 16, 2010 / Posted by Erik12 comments

    Poll of the Week:  Love your body?

    Feb. 21-27, 2010 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  I recently posted a blog here on everybodysgood.com about Eating Disorders Awareness Week, eating disorders in general, and their connection to the LGBT community.  You can read that entire entry here.  In a nutshell, however----eating disorders are a significant issue ...

  • Blog post: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    Feb 16, 2010 / Posted by Erik9 comments

    National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    Next week, February 21st through 27th, 2010 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. 

    Eating Disorders are a serious issue in our country that affect millions of people.  In fact, in the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and ...

  • Blog post: The LGBT Love & Affection Project!

    Jan 29, 2010 / Posted by Allegra5 comments

    The LGBT Love & Affection Project!

    The LGBT Love and Affection Project

    Inspired by the silent act of love and revolution: holding hands.

    January 30th marks the 5th annual same-sex hand holding event, a campaign developed by David Watkins to inspire and support same-sex couples who want to hold their partner's hand in public.

    Holding ...