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.

Campus Pride Social Justice Mini-Grants for Activism: Social Justice Mini-Grants for Activism fund and support young activists working to foster “true acceptance” by winning hearts and minds.  These mini-grants should support Campus Pride’s mission to build future leaders and create safer, more inclusive communities.  In addition, our first year of funding will prioritize supporting direct grassroots activism, advocacy efforts and organizing.

10 Physical and Emotional Health Concerns of LGBTQ Students

by Ric Chollar, LCSW CW: discussion of homo-/bi-/transphobia, mental illnesses and mental disorders, depression, anxiety, suicide, STI and HIV stigma, substance and drug abuse, and body image/body shaming   LGBTQ students face unique challenges related to physical and emotional health …
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Body Image and Self-Esteem

by Michael A. Brazell CW: discussion of body image, body shaming, and disordered eating 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 …
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Eating Disorders and LGBT Youth

by Chase Bannister So, is it nature or is it nurture? Eating disorders are the most lethal of all mental illnesses, and affect more than 25 million people in the United States.  To be redundant because it’s important, these illnesses—Anorexia Nervosa, …
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Campus Pride Trans Joy Resource Guide

What is Trans Joy? Broadly speaking, it is the feeling that your trans identity is a gift rather than a burden. It can be experienced and expressed in a variety of ways.        Examples: Find a community of …
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How I Found Trans Joy, and What It Taught Me

For five days in July, I had the privilege of attending Camp Pride, a leadership conference for college students through Campus Pride. While at this event, I connected with other queer student leaders about effective campus organizing and collaborated with …
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Monkeypox Toolkit for Colleges & Universities

DOWNLOAD Who should use this toolkit? Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) administrators and staff members. What is this toolkit about? This toolkit provides helpful resources for administrators, health centers, and students. How should I use this toolkit? IHE administrators can find relevant …
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Combatting HIV stigma & discrimination


HIV stigma is negative attitudes and beliefs about people with HIV. It is the prejudice that comes with labeling an individual as part of a group that is believed to be socially unacceptable. You need javascript enabled to view this …
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At a Glance: HIV in the United States


HIV in the United States: At A Glance: In 2015, 39,513 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States. The number of new HIV diagnoses fell 19% from 2005 to 2014. Because HIV testing has remained stable or …
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PrevenciĂłn del VIH


Existen ahora más herramientas que nunca para prevenir el VIH. Puede usar estrategias, como la abstinencia (no tener relaciones sexuales), no compartir agujas nunca y usar condones de la manera correcta cada vez que tenga relaciones sexuales. You need javascript …
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HIV and African American People


Black/African Americana people account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses and people with HIV, compared to other races and ethnicities. Racism, HIV stigma, homophobia, poverty, and barriers to health care continue to drive these disparities. Get the latest data on HIV …
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HIV among Women


Though HIV diagnoses among women have declined in recent years, nearly 7,000 women received an HIV diagnosis in the United States and dependent areas in 2019. Get the latest data on HIV among women and find out how CDC is …
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Healthy Living with HIV


If you have HIV, it’s important to make choices that keep you healthy and protect others. This section answers some of the most common questions about HIV treatment, stigma, family planning, and more. You can also download materials about living …
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Deciding to take PrEP

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Yes. PrEP pills are approved for use by adolescents without HIV who weigh at least 77 pounds (35 kg) and at risk for getting HIV from sex or injection drug use. PrEP shots are approved for adolescents at risk for …
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HIV: Understanding your Positive Result

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Receiving an HIV diagnosis can be life changing. You may feel many emotions—sadness, hopelessness, or anger. Allied health care providers and social service providers can help you work through the early stages of your diagnosis. They can also help you …
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Living with HIV: Telling Others


Telling your partners that you have HIV before you have sex or inject drugs may be uncomfortable. But doing so protects you under the law. It also allows your partners to make decisions that can protect their health. You should also …
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How can I prevent getting HIV from sex?


Condoms are highly effective in preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Use water-based or silicone-based lubricants to help prevent condoms from breaking or slipping during sex. You need javascript enabled to view this content …
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The Coming Out Process

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. …
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Going to the Doctor as Queer Women

by LauraLynn Jansen CW: discussion of homo/biphobia “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 …
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