Campus Pride Resources

Health and Wellness

LGBTQ college students face many challenges that impact their health and well-being on campus. Whether alcohol/substance use or healthy body image issues, there are specific ways these health concerns affect LGBTQ youth differently. Educate yourself and your campus community on the issues related to LGBTQ health and wellness.

Exposing the harm of “ex-gay ministries” and “conversion therapy”

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The three main points you should know and a resource guide for further study  by Isabel Williams, College of Charleston  “Ex-gay minsitries”,”reparative therapy”, “conversion therapy”, or “sexual reorientation therapy” describes practices of individuals or groups that claim to offer “treatment” for LGBT identities and attempt to literally change them to hetero-normative and cis-gender identities. Once, […]

The Coming Out Process

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Tips for Coming Out  Say What You Want To Say. Think about the right way to communicate how you identify and what you are feeling. This is your moment to express yourself openly and honestly, so take as much time as you need. Find Support. When deciding who to tell and what to say when you come out, find […]

Banned4Life

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When Blake was turned away from donating blood for his friend Emmy (who has sickle cell anemia) because he is gay, he decided to do something about it.  At first thought the FDA’s policy that bans gay men from donating blood appears to discriminate against a small minority of citizens.  In reality it affects not just […]

10 Physical and Emotional Health Concerns of LGBT Students

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by Ric Chollar, LCSW   LGBT STUDENTS FACE unique challenges related to physical and emotional health care. College counselors and health care providers need to be aware of these concerns. Many of the issues are interrelated, impacting one another, with a common theme of coping in a potentially hostile, homophobic, anti-LGBT world. Keep in mind […]

Thriving as an LGBT Student of Color at Your Chosen College or University

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By Andrea “Dre” Domingue and Gwendolyn Alden Dean   TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF While creating an inclusive campus community is vital to the success of LGBT students of color, you do not need to hold the burden on your shoulders. Usually only a few individuals, typically LGBT students of color themselves, take responsibility for […]

Family Acceptance Project “Best Practice Guides” for LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention

New resources aimed at creating a “Best Practices” guide for suicide prevention among LGBT youth have been released this week by the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University. DOWNLOAD Over the past few years, media reports of suicide among LGBT youth has become increasingly more common. Communities, schools, colleges and youth service organizations […]

Going to the Doctor as Queer Women

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“Married, Divorced, Widowed, Single? hmm… those don’t quite fit my relationship status,” Jordan thinks. She looks up at the walls and the posters depicting people receiving medical services, coupled males and females smile back at her. “Just once I would like to see one that depicts two women together,” continues the conversation in her head. […]

Body Image and Self-Esteem

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I remember stepping on the scale and seeing the 210 mark cross the window, and even my size 38 pants were cutting off more and more circulation with each passing meal. I didn’t workout, I didn’t run unless I had to, and I didn’t feel like I really needed too much of anything. I was […]

I’m so confused: What is the difference between sex, gender, and sexual identity?

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by Jessica Pettitt Trans folks may identify as heterosexual, lesbian, gay, or bisexual. The confusion comes into play when we perceive another as one gender and that doesn’t match with how that person identifies. Whether deemed as complications at birth, hormonally imbalances during puberty, irregular chromosomal make up conflicting with fertility, or navigating impending menopause […]