Category: LGBTQ

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Everything You Need To Know About International Transgender Day Of Visibility

March 31, 2021 marks the 12th annual Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). This global event celebrates the resilience and success of transgender and gender non-binary people. At the same time, it’s a reminder of the work that still… Read More

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They, He, She, Ze: What Are Pronouns And Why Do They Matter In LGBTQ Addiction Treatment?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about pronouns lately.  For example, you might have heard that Merriam Webster designated “they” (used as a singular personal pronoun) as their word of the year for 2019. Or you might have… Read More

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What’s Velvet Rage And What Does It Mean For Substance Abuse Among Gay Men?

Substance abuse is an epidemic among gay men. While meth is the drug most cited by the media, it’s not the only one causing problems. Gay and bisexual men are 12 times more likely to use amphetamines than… Read More

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Substance Abuse In Transmen and Transwomen—What’s Similar, What’s Different & What Can Be Done

Despite growing awareness and acceptance of transgender people, substance abuse in transmen and transwomen is a huge problem. Learn why transgender people suffer more from substance abuse, how substance abuse differs between transmen and transwomen, and how La… Read More

LGBTQ-Affirmative Addiction Treatment: What It Is, Why It’s Important, And How Clinicians Can Implement It

With Contributions From Michael Pezzulo, LMFT What Is LGBTQ-Affirmative Addiction Treatment? LGBTQ-affirmative addiction treatment addresses the unique needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning. Instead of treating these individuals as outsiders, LGBTQ-affirmative treatment… Read More

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Transgender People Suffer From Drug and Alcohol Addiction More Than Anyone Else. Here’s Why.

Addiction is destroying the LGBTQ community. In fact, about 30% of LGBTQ people report abusing drugs and/or alcohol. Thanks to decades of research, we know LGBTQ people are more likely to suffer from addiction than their straight counterparts… Read More

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A Quarter Of LGBTQ People Suffer From Alcoholism—So Why’s Everyone Ignoring It?

Google “LGBTQ Addiction” and you’ll find information about all kinds of drugs devastating the community. Opioids and meth come up most frequently, but you’ll have a tough time finding information about one of the most common drugs LGBTQ… Read More

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5 Things LGBTQ People Could Lose In The 2020 Election

The results of the 2020 presidential election are important for all Americans, but they’re vital for LGBTQ people and their allies.  Since taking office in 2017, Trump’s administration has taken away countless rights and protections for trans people…. Read More

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4 Reasons Coming Out Is Good For LGBTQ Mental Health

Coming out is a rite of passage for members of the LGBTQ community. But what if it were more than just a milestone? That’s the question researchers at the University of Montreal wanted to answer in their 2013… Read More

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