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The Weight of the Closet Door

I was organizing some files on my laptop and came across this, and thought I’d share it here. I wrote it about three and a half years ago when I was going through an exceptionally rough period coping with the world around me. 2,136 more words

Autism/Asperger's

Don't Let the Government Erase LGBT Seniors--Comment Before May 12 to Correct a Health and Human Services Survey

Stop the federal government from turning a blind eye to the needs of LGBT seniors. Tell the Department of Health and Human Services to restore questions about sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants questionnaire. 253 more words

Community Activism

Choose The People Who Choose You

I turned 25 on Friday. The birthday and absence of the people I love made me sentimental. And, as is often the case, it made me bitter. 533 more words

LGBT Issues

Tears And Secrets 

​On day 17 of NaPoWriMo I’ve did what every poet does and let the muse take me where it will. On this occasion, it decided to take me back to a pivotal moment on my journey to womanhood when I decided it had to transition or bust. 406 more words

Poetry

Transgender activist Gapka has 'saved the lives of countless people'

In her teenage years, Susan Gapka led a life of despair, fleeing what she calls an emotionally abusive home as she struggled, confused to her core about her identity. 837 more words

Local News

Christie Blatchford: You think Pink Day is harmless until you raise your voice against it in the town square

If it’s tricky to see the connection between the International Day of Pink (It’s Time to Talk About Bullying, Homophobia, Transphobia) and what Eric Brazau was trying to say in court Thursday, it still feels as though there is one. 833 more words

SP

Valji: Why this pediatrician believes confidentiality is essential in gay-straight alliances

The last few weeks in Alberta politics have generated extensive conversation on gay-straight alliances and the role schools should or should not play exposing the emerging sexuality choices of students to their parents. 648 more words

Social Issues