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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PrevenciÓn del VIH

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HIV and African American People

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HIV among Women

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Healthy Living with HIV

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Deciding to take PrEP

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Living with HIV: Telling Others

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How to Come Out on Campus

By: Debbie Bazarsky and Allison Subasic   THINKING ABOUT COMING out in college? Did you come out in high school and are wondering what being openly LGBT in college is like? Many students arrive to campus already out. However, being …
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The Coming Out Process

CW: discussion of homophobia/transphobia   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 …
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Banned4Life

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 …
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Then There was Ben

by “Patricio” Lambda10.org Exclusive CW: discussion of death, homophobia (including slurs), and suicide Editor’s Note: True story, names and places have changed. College! An eye opening experience! When I went to college, my first semester was everything that I expected …
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Strategies for the Red Cross Blood Drive

CW: discussion of HIV stigma and homophobia Blood Drives are popular service projects on campuses nationwide. However, an FDA policy excludes gay men from donating blood. How is a campus to deal with the discriminatory impact of such events? Much …
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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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