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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month, But Not Every State Honors It

Tennessee and Mississippi Have Discriminatory Laws Last month, Republican Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee signed into law House Bill 1840 that legalizes discrimination against LGBT people.  The law allows counselors to cite religious beliefs for refusing services to LGBT patients. Originally, the terminology of the bill allowed for “sincerely held beliefs,” but the state House…

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Are YOUR LGBT Kids Mentally Healthy? Does your child attend class regularly or does he cut class once a month, as GLSEN (Gay Straight Lesbian Education Network) studies show, because he feels unsafe at school?  Is she bullied in school, and cyberbullied 24/7?  A new study published last January in the American Journal of Public…

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Mother’s Role in Supporting Gay Youth Is Vital!

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day.  With all the joys and frustrations of motherhood, don’t you sometimes feel as if we mothers should receive a Congressional Medal of Honor?  But I’ll compromise with flowers, a card, and a good breakfast. While unconditional love from both parents is important for a gay child to thrive, it was my…

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