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‘Don’t hurt your children’: A history-making trans man warns against conversion therapy

Article written by Angélica Serrano-Román, a New York-based journalist. Originally published on nbcnews.com on 5/14/2021 Justin Santiago, 66, the first trans man in Puerto Rico to change his name and gender on his birth certificate, remembers the long-ago incident that led to years of pain he hopes other teens don’t have to endure. During biology class…

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March is #BiHealthMonth

From the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) — https://biresource.org About #BiHealthMonth: Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth), led annually by the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), raises awareness about the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, etc.) community’s social, economic, and health disparities; advocates for resources; and inspires actions to improve bi+ people’s well-being.  “Equity” Theme: Now in its…

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Spring Session Partners of Transgender and Nonbinary/Gender Nonconforming Support Group

The Utah Pride Center is offering a free online Spring Session for Partners of Transgender and Nonbinary/Gender Nonconforming Support Group starting April 1, 2021 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Please complete this intake form to participate: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=svWWKgk_Zk6glBnRGPiyOjf73jIgl11Ats0Bsv8PjuhUMVlUMlVGUVYyQktMN1BYMjFBVVNTQVFFWi4u

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QTBIPoC Mental Health Fund

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network – Mental Health Fund (MHF). Now accepting applications! Deadline March 31, 2021. The MHF provides financial assistance to queer and trans people of color to increase access to mental health support for QTBIPoC by QTBIPoC. The program is designed to provide financial support for QTBIPoC to work with…

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Make Space, Listen, Offer Hope: How To Help A Child At Risk Of Suicide

Link to source: https://www.kunc.org/npr-news/2021-02-02/child-psychiatrists-warn-that-the-pandemic-may-be-driving-up-kids-suicide-risk For ways to help kids at risk,read Part 2 of this story. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact theNational Suicide Prevention Lifelineat 1-800-273-8255 (en español: 1-888-628-9454; deaf and hard of hearing:dial 711, then 1-800-273-8255) or theCrisis Text Lineby texting HOME to 741741. Anthony Orr was almost done with his high…

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Queer Catholics Demand More Than Words From Bishops Seeking To Protect LGBTQ Youth

From Huffington Post: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_6010685dc5b67848ee7bfabf/amp After her gay son died by suicide in 2010, Jane Clementi made it her mission to stop the bullying of queer youth. So when an opportunity arose to work with bishops in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church ― which has long considered queer love to be sinful ― the grieving mother…

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Today begins Black History Month

Today begins #BlackHistoryMonth& this year, our Mental Health team is focused on continuing our education & strengthening our allyship w/ Black Americans. We hope our LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 community will join us in seeking compassion for one another, & to celebrate how the diverse, complex Black history has shaped America. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 We are here, & until we get…

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Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

President Biden — January 25, 2021 — Link to whitehouse.gov post. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  All Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States (“Armed Forces”) should be…

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President Biden signs Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation  JANUARY 20, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:  Section 1. Policy. Every person should be…

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Coffee Talk!

Coffee Talk is a Virtual Social Group for Women 55+ Hosted by the Utah Pride Center Counselling Services; Facilitated by Erin Davies MSWi Held Fridays from 10:00am – 11:00am. Group Starts Friday February 5th at 10:00am. Ends April 16th. To participate email Erin at erindavies@utahpridecenter.org

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Religious Trauma Process Group starting January 18, running for 10 weeks, 2 hours on Monday nights, virtual. Free!

The Religious Trauma Process group is a hybrid psychoeducational group/open process group for LGBTQ+ adults, 18 and up, with anxiety, identity issues, and trauma compounded by association with religion, whether it be culturally or spiritually. The group will consist of 10 sessions, with each session being 2 hours in length. The first 2 sessions will…

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Study on Gender-Based Violence

#YouToo? We are excited to announce the launching a new study examining gender-based violence targeting sexual and gender minorities (SGM), particularly women (e.g., lesbian, bisexual, transgender) in university contexts. Due to the stigma that many marginalized groups experience, they may be at greater social risk, while simultaneously having access to fewer social resources. We are inviting you…

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Sorteo de Drive-up de Acción para el Dia de Gracias!!

Patrocinadores: Crossroads Urban Center y Harmons Neighborhood. Distributión de comida por coche 25 de Miércoles — 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM Estacionamiento del estadio del Smith’s Ballpark (consulte las instrucciones a continuación) 77 West 1300 South (lado norte de 1300 South) Opciones de acceso directo disponibles Cómo funciona: Ingrese a Paxton Avenue desde West Temple.…

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