I am telling you this story to share my journey and also try to shed light on a disease that many people only see in one aspect.
No LGBTQ person should have to fear being denied access to needed healthcare because of who they are. Just as it is important that we have access to see our spouses in the hospital. Healthcare is important for our quality of life, as much as it is for our survival. The Hippocratic Oath says that doctors are supposed to treat the sick to the best of their abilities. LGBTQ people deserve the same access to healthcare as our heterosexual counterparts. No one should have to feel shame or fear when they need to see a doctor. Because of this fear, many of the contributing factors to our well-being have not been fully documented. This can cause misleading statistics about how environmental and psychosocial stressors affect our well-being. We need more information on how LGBTQ health disparities affect our overall health and well-being. We need healthcare providers that will treat us as people and not our sexual orientation or gender identity.
Trying to live healthier can be tough. Cutting out foods, maintaining a diet, and ever going to the gym is a big change that is hard for most people. Most people fail within the first few months of trying to make a change. What if I told you I could show you three recipes to [...]
How has social media affected LGBTQ people? By now, we should all be familiar with how social media works and how AI presents us with information/content it thinks we want to see. Usually based on our search history. But have we thought about all the ways that it can impact us? The Upside We are [...]
I sit here writing in January of 2021 and some part of me is still surprised that the nature vs nuture debate for LGBTQ people still exists. If you are familiar, it basically states that being LGBTQ comes down to being born that way or a product of how/where you are brought up. This isn’t [...]
Dating someone who is super into Christmas is hard when you, yourself, are not. In fact, many people roll their eyes at you when you tell them that you just aren't that into the holiday. I have been called the Grinch or Scrooge so many times that it only further separates my feelings for it. [...]
I realize that it shouldn’t shock me that LGBTQ people are blamed for things that happen on the daily. After all, Pat Robertson has said that hurricanes are God’s way of trying to punish us. Weird belief when it seems to impact so many more than just LGBTQ people. As this pandemic seems to be [...]
If you have read my blog before, you know I try very hard to be body positive and sex positive. I believe that is how we, as humans, should interact with our world. To not be ashamed of the things that all people do or have. Every body is beautiful in it's own right. Every [...]
When we think about the kind of men we're attracted to people like Chris Hemsworth, Idras Alba, or Henry Cavill come to mind. Rock hard abs, sculpted bodies with zero percent body fat, perfect teeth, and impeccable looks. From our youth, we're bombarded with what's considered beauty. Our minds are shaped by images in magazines, [...]
As children, we are set upon a path to adulthood. Boys are taught to become men and girls are taught to become women. We are told these are immutable characteristics, it is what is expected of us. This is the normal way of things. Men are taught to hide their emotions away from the world, [...]