We are often unsure of how to help the unsupported LGBTQ teens and kids we know are hurting. This is a way you can help them.
by Bradford Greer. “Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as […]
by The Lit Chick. I almost didn’t write about My Husband’s Not Gay, TLC’s controversial special that first aired in January. I almost succumbed to the outrage heaped on the show before it aired. The thinking was that the show would be harmful because it presents being gay as a choice. Watching these men constantly […]
In December, the District of Columbia Council approved a bill that will protect LGBT youth from the dangerous practice of conversion therapy. This ruling is the third (following California and New Jersey) to criminalize practices that have been known to cause serious depression and, in extreme cases, suicide, in LGBT youth. Sigmund Freud first introduced […]
Last month, the United Nations Committee Against Torture expressed concern for the first time over the dangers of conversion therapy undergone by LGBT youth in the U.S after hearing testimony by leaders from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Samuel Brinton, a co-chair of NCLR’s #BornPerfect Advisory Committee said, “Survivors generally feel that no […]