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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

Leading the conversation. Shaping the media narrative. Changing the culture. That's GLAAD at work.

Ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments.

To achieve this mission, GLMA utilizes the scientific expertise of its diverse multidisciplinary membership to inform and drive advocacy, education, and research.

Provides information about government programs that help with bill payment and temporary assistance.

$25 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) available until December 31, 2021 and an extension of the CDC’s federal eviction moratorium through January 31, 2021.
By law, each state will receive a minimum of $200 million of ERA. It is estimated, Utah (state and local governments if they apply) will receive $213,409,000.
Payments will be made directly to states, territories, tribal governments, and local governments with more than 200,000 residents. In order for the states or localities to get their share of ERA funds, they must submit completed payment information and a signed acceptance of award terms by 11:59 pm ET on January 12,
Salt Lake City, Davis County, Salt Lake County, Utah County and Weber County are eligible to apply.

Funds must be used for households below 80% AMI, and states and local governments must prioritize:

households below 50% AMI, or
those who are unemployed and have been unemployed for 90-days.

For additional information please read the fact sheet and visit U.S. Treasury web page

FAQ: Emergency Rental Assistance
Estimated Allocations for Emergency Rental Assistance (NLIHC)

More information on housing resources in Utah, please go to the Utah Housing Coalition's website.

"Courtney Skaggs always felt, well, different from other girls growing up, but she didn’t really know how different until she had the birds-and-the-bees talk with her parents as she inched toward adolescence."

Read more at the Salt Lake Tribune: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/10/24/i-will-never-fit-how/

 

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Internpersonal Neurobiology & Attachment Theory

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Kristin M. Snowden, MA is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California (#81413) who specializes in intimacy disorders, addiction recovery, and infidelity/betrayal trauma.

Kristin discusses theories and concepts from Dr Dan Siegal's book The Power of Showing Up and applies its tools to help us navigate parenting during crisis. Kristin psychoeducates on attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology to provide context to creating healthy, securely attached children during times of threat, struggle, and crisis.

THIS IS NOT THERAPY

The book Kristin references in the webinar is The Power of Showing Up by Dan Siegal, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD For more info on webinars and other great resources: https://sexandrelationshiphealing.com... https://www.KristinSnowden.com KristinSnowdenMFT@gmail.com

This is a full, unedited version of a monthly webinar that Kristin conducts every SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 9:30 AM (pacific time) LINK TO WEBINAR: https://zoom.us/j/244109360 https://www.SexandRelationshipHealing... Co-hosted by Tami VerHelst Tami@seekingintegrity.com

Provides information on how to help protect yourself from infection, manage feelings, and set a realistic mindset.

How to Support Bisexual Youth

Ways to Care for Young People Who Are Attracted to More Than One Gender

The handbook is an educational resource that covers a wide range of topics and best practices for supporting bisexual youth, including: bisexuality, pansexuality, and other multisexual identities; romantic orientations; preventing bisexual erasure and biphobia; navigating gender and bisexuality; exploring different relationship types; and self-care tips.

Last year, nearly 50% of the youth who reached out to Trevor’s crisis services experienced multi-gender attraction. And while bisexual people make up the largest portion of the LGBTQ community, bi youth are often erased and their specific needs overlooked. Our research shows that bi youth are at higher risk than their peers for sexual assault and bullying, and almost half of bi youth seriously considered suicide in the past year.

We hope this resource will help people challenge biphobic assumptions in their everyday lives and foster the creation of safer, more affirming communities for bisexual youth everywhere.

Rory Gory
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Digital Marketing Manager
The Trevor Project

Welcome to HRC Utah

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Coronavirus: COVID-19
Call 801-587-0712 before visiting the hospital for high fever or cough symptoms.
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WHO ARE INTERSEX PEOPLE?

Intersex people have innate variations of sex characteristics that differ from medical and social norms for female or male bodies. Intersex is an umbrella term for a diverse range of different traits that can be determined prenatally, at birth, during puberty and at other times. These traits include androgen insensitivity, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, 17-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 3 deficiency, and many more.

Because their bodies are perceived as different, intersex people are at risk of stigmatisation, violence and harmful practices, including forced or coercive medical interventions intended to make their bodies more typically female or male.

USEFUL TERMS

Sex characteristics: physical features relating
to sex, including genitalia and other sexual and reproductive anatomy, chromosomes, hormones, and secondary physical features emerging from puberty.1

Sex: legal or social status initially based on sex characteristics observed at birth. In some cases, infants with intersex variations may undergo a series of examinations and tests to establish sex. In such cases, attempts will be made to determine the infant’s intersex variation and likely future gender identity. Normative ideas about how children’s bodies should look play a significant role in sex assignment.2 Many – perhaps most – intersex traits only become evident after sex assignment.

Disorders of sex development: a pejorative term for intersex traits introduced following an invite- only clinical workshop in 2005. Some individuals prefer the ameliorative term ‘differences of sex development’.

Endosex: a word meaning “non-intersex”. This can be helpful in acknowledging that intersex persons old enough to freely express an identity may be heterosexual and may identify with sex assigned at birth (commonly termed cisgender).

What is intersex?
Intersex is an umbrella term for differences in sex traits or reproductive anatomy. People are born with these differences or develop them in childhood. There are many possible differences in genitalia, hormones, internal anatomy, or chromosomes.

The problem is, children’s bodies are often changed for them because of shame and stigma. This includes surgeries to create a vagina, reduce a clitoris, or remove testes, usually before the age of two. We’ve worked with many of the world’s top human rights organizations, and all agree: surgeries to change sex traits must be the individual’s choice.

That’s why interACT uses innovative legal and other strategies to advocate for the human rights of children born with natural differences in their genitals, chromosomes, hormones, and reproductive anatomy.

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