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 […]

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 […]

Sexual Identity, Trans and HIV, Your Rights

How discrimination laws affect Ohio’s LGBTQ community

It’s legal for same-sex couples to get married. Cities in Ohio and across the country have banned discrimination against LGBTQ people. That must mean it’s all good, right? Don’t be so sure. While those are […]

Sexual Identity, Trans and HIV

LGBTQ safe spaces and resources in Cleveland

You deserve to feel safe in your community. Lots of folks feel the same way. They’ve created safe spaces where LGBTQ people can be themselves and get a break from sneers, bullying, microaggressions, and bias. […]

Alcohol, Drugs & HIV, Peer Support, Sexual Identity

Tips for transitioning out of sex work (if you want to)

Sex work is nothing to be ashamed of, as anybody who is truly sex positive will tell you. Whether you’re an escort or a porn performer, you have a job to do. It can be […]

Peer Support, Sexual Identity, Trans and HIV

Assigned sex, gender identity, and everything in between

Ever wonder what the difference is between someone’s sex, gender, and sexual orientation? The answer to this question can seem complicated at first, but with some time and effort, it’s actually pretty simple. Let’s take […]