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Trans crisis hotline gets four-times more calls since memo leak

According to Trans Lifeline, the number of calls coming into their crises center have quadrupled since the New York Times printed a story about an alleged memo that proposes to erase transgender individuals from society. 

Protecting our LGBTQ+ youth

Parents of LGBTQ+ youth may feel isolated themselves, not understand what to do or where to turn.

Growing up is hard to do!

For all of us, especially adolescents and young adults, exploring who we are, what we want in life, and our friendships and intimate relationships are especially important.

It’s not always easy navigating our independence with what our parents and family members may expect or want for us.

Alano Club helps maintain sobriety through the holidays

The holidays are an especially dangerous time for addicts and alcoholics.

Courage is defined as: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. 

For millions of Americans having the courage to step up, announce one's self, and seek treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is heroic. Addicts and alcoholics often feel isolated and humiliated by the things they have done while in their active disease.

Tips to survive Thanksgiving in post-election turmoil

The election will come up at our Thanksgiving dinners. We will have things to say and questions to ask.

The election will come up at our Thanksgiving dinners.   

We will have things to say and questions to ask.

And we will need to feel safe for those necessary exchanges to take place. (None of us can think or speak clearly when in physical or emotional danger.)

Trans Lifeline reports eight deaths since Nov. 8

The site says they are devastated to hear that eight people, “many of whom are teens,” died by suicide on the night of the election.

[Editor’s note: San Diego Gay and Lesbian News is sensitive to those who are experiencing crisis and the purpose of this story is to bring awareness to the public about mental health, suicide and getting help. If you are in crisis and need assistance, please call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255]

New study reveals who is most likely to cyberbully youth, and why

In most cases, the cyber aggression occurred over Facebook or text message.

SEATTLE — Youth cyberbullying is dramatically more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).