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5 Words That May Offend the LGBTQ Community

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on queersmatter and Uloop. Sometimes things people say to others aren’t meant to be offensive, but really are. This is easy to do with communities you may not know much about, such as the LGBTQ community. But luckily, it is easy to avoid this mistake if you know what specific words … Continue reading

The Dos and Don’ts When Someone Comes Out to You as LGBTQ

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on Uloop. “Coming out” is defined as the process of recognizing, accepting, and sharing with others your sexual orientation or gender identity. It can also refer to the time when a person comes out to themselves. Since the LGBTQ Community is often looked down upon, this process can be very hard … Continue reading

The Rainbow Room: 6 Facts About the LGBTQ Center

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on Queersmatter and Uloop. I go to 1 in 4 colleges that has an LGBTQ Resources Center, but many schools have LGBTQ-specific organizations or clubs. Here’s some of the advantages of getting involved in your school or nearby LGBTQ Center. 1. Labels: In case you’re not aware, LGBTQ is an acronym of labels: … Continue reading

How to Support Your Child Who Is Questioning Their Sexual Orientation

by ELLEN FRIEDRICHS Originally published on Everyday Feminism and re-published here with their permission. When I was in college, I told my family I was dating a girl for the first time. We were out for dinner with my two younger brothers, and after yet another anecdote about a pal from school, one of them said, … Continue reading

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