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Understanding Asexuality and Aromanticism

For many people, the term “LGBTQ+” is an all-encompassing way to describe those whose sexual orientation and/or gender identity may not be considered to be cisgender-heterosexual. Indeed, a popular variant of this term is “LGBTQIA+,” where the I means “intersex” or individuals born with variations in sex characteristics, while the A refers to people who […]

Changing Your Name After Marriage

When you and your partner have decided to tie the knot, it can change your life in a number of exciting ways. Of course, the shift can also bring about a number of complications you might not know how to sort out. For gay couples, one of the biggest challenges is determining whether or not […]

Personalizing an LGBT Wedding

Getting engaged can be an exciting time in your life. While you may feel the thrill right away, you probably also have a few concerns about planning your wedding. For same-sex couples, there can be a lot of confusion surrounding the process. LGBT couples were only given the right to wed in recent years, meaning […]

LGBTQ People and Eating Disorders: How To Support a Recovering Partner

Whether in marriage or a long-term committed relationship, partners can provide valuable support to each other. While such ongoing support is vital to one’s everyday well-being, it’s especially critical when one is dealing with a crisis. With eating disorders, that essential support aids with treatment and the recovery process. Armed with information, you can help […]

Love One Another: How To Find LGBTQ-Affirming Faith Communities

Hillsong is well-known as a popular and charismatic Christian megachurch. Founded in Australia in 1983, Hillsong has attracted celebrities such as musician Justin Bieber and actor Chris Pratt. Yet it’s not without its controversy and disturbing details. A January 2019 Queerty article delved into the organization’s past, revealing its history of homophobia. This seems at […]

A Quick Guide to LGBTQ Pre-Wedding Parties

Since many wedding-related customs evolved around heterosexual pairings, LGBTQ couples may decide to forgo some while retooling others to fit their lives and values. One of these is the prenuptial last hurrah that usually takes place a day or two before the wedding itself. No matter what you call this kind of party, transforming a […]

Gender Dysphoria: How You Can Help

Transgender people have a wide variety of experiences in their own bodies. However, one issue commonly experienced by many trans individuals is gender dysphoria. It can result in discomfort, bringing about a range of distressing, negative emotions. This guide is intended to assist you in understanding what it is, how it affects your transgender spouse […]

LGBT Domestic Violence

October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States. There is a misconception that only straight women experience domestic violence, and although there is significant evidence that more women are abused than men, straight men are victims of abuse, as are gay men, lesbians and transgenders. According to the CDC, domestic […]

“Little People, Big World” Star Makes Remarks Against Same-Sex Marriage

“Little People, Big World” is a reality television show on TLC that documents the lives of a family living with dwarfism. Both parents, Matt and Amy Roloff, both stand at just four feet tall, and one of their four children, Zach, also has the condition. The show focuses on their day-to-day life, showing the struggles […]

Freud Counsels Acceptance

A blogger asks friends and strangers alike: “Please do not ask non-straight people when they first knew they were gay or bisexual.” It seems that many straight people consider those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) as “different.” Since many people think of gay individuals as somehow aberrant or out of the […]