Sexual Identity, Uncategorized

Coming out: AJ’s story

AJ’s story  When I was in 5th grade, there was one time my dad asked if I had a boyfriend or girlfriend. At the time, I didn’t understand why he asked that, but then I […]

Sexual Identity

You just came out — now what?

If it’s a burden to keep your sexual orientation or gender identity a secret, then coming out can feel like the biggest weight being lifted off your shoulders. It’s hard work to hide your authentic […]

Sexual Identity

Coming out: Jolie’s story

For many people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), coming out of the closet is a huge moment in their lives — and also sometimes one of the most nerve-wracking. It can be […]

Sexual Identity

Tips and resources for parents of LGBTQ kids

Your perspective on parenting may change a little bit when you find out your child is a part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) community. Parents try to teach their kids to […]

Sexual Identity, Trans and HIV

Coming out: Katie’s story

For many people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), coming out of the closet is a huge moment in their lives — and also sometimes one of the most nerve-wracking. It can be […]

HIV 101, Living with HIV, Newly Diagnosed

What to do when a friend or family member tells you they’re living with HIV

When a friend or family member is living with HIV, they need all the caring, respect, kindness, and understanding you can deliver. They may be carrying a secret they don’t want everybody to know about. […]

Sexual Identity

Coming out: Josh’s story

For many people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), coming out of the closet is a huge moment in their lives — and also sometimes one of the most nerve-wracking. It can be […]

Living with HIV, Mental health

How meditation can help you manage stress and anxiety when you’re living with HIV

It’s bad enough that social media and news headlines pump hot-and-cold crazy into your world. But you also may have the natural instinct sometimes to panic over your HIV diagnosis and run screaming into the […]

Living with HIV, Mental health

Tips for managing stress and depression when you’re living with HIV

If you’re living with HIV, it’s not unusual to struggle with stress and depression. We’re sharing some of our tips for managing stress! But remember, you’re not alone — there are people who can help […]

Healthcare Assistance, Mental health, Talking to a Doctor

Mental Illness: What it is, how to spot symptoms, where to get help

If you’re living with HIV, you already know all about stigma and how it can block people from getting the help they need. People may think HIV is untreatable or that it’s a death sentence. […]