“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.” -John F. Kennedy This quote is deep, especially with what we are starting to see take shape in our country. The meaning is clear, if you take away the rights of the people to protest against the injustices they see, you only enable them to [...]
Trying to live healthy is hard, having to do it because of health reasons makes it a bigger challenge.
In a dating climate where ghosting, polyamory and everyone in search of the next best thing are beyond the norm, it goes without saying that for any hopeless romantic, prospects for a successful dating life seem slim to none. Even for those in long term, “monogamous relationships”, the currents of temptation are certain to rock the boats of perhaps even the sturdiest of relationships.
LGBTQ people are nothing in nor resilient, we found our ways to celebrate as boldly as we always have. However, it leaves the question of how will Pride be celebrated in 2021?
Self-help books are a dime a dozen and most of them have one thing in common, they all tell you how to keep positive no matter the event. It has become an equation that says self-improvement will lead to happiness. It becomes an obsession to be happier, healthier, richer, smarter, sexier, and better than the [...]
Being pre-diabetic and having high blood pressure has definitely brought changes to the forefront of my mind.
Having a support system is definitely helpful. Whether that is family, someone your dating, a best friend, or even a counselor, they can foster the strength and courage you need to stay on track.
Growing up queer is a lesson in being an outsider. Rarely are there role models for queer youth to look up to. The lack of exposure to queer people and folklore, in our youth, effects our queer growth. Straight kids have their fairy tales that dance through their imaginations. Queer kids have to project themselves [...]
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.
Did you know that Cleveland has a multitude of LGBTQ-owned/operated businesses and resources?