it gets better

I can remember a time when I was younger, sitting on a plane en route to Orlando to visit my best friend who’d moved away
There has been less attention -- especially in the LGBT community -- to protected non-visible disabilities such as epilepsy, depression, alcoholism, anxiety disorder, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome.
In 1986 Robbie Palmer was murdered in rural Indiana, his body dumped in a farm field drainage ditch, left there to rot, a carcass for the turtles and wildlife to eat. His murder took place long before anyone knew the name Matthew Shepard.
Our grandmother would tell us over and over that it would get better. Once we were in high school, and as we got older, she
I feel like my biggest fear is that someone will be afraid to love me, simply because I'm not anatomically similar to who they "normally" date.
Today, I have found financial freedom as well as some time freedom. I do not own a Ferrari, and I do not have 500 (or even 50) employees working for me, but I happy and content.
The closet seems like a vestige from a darker time. Many young LGBT people never experienced the repression, but there is an older generation of men who closed the door decades ago and now find themselves tentatively stepping out into a terrifying world. They often feel alone.
The song is intended to capture the push and pull of forces that Jay experiences as a young trans person, first running away from something and then realizing he was running toward something else.
The group's most recent school climate report from the 2012-2013 school year found that of the 8,000 students surveyed, more
Unfortunately, as shown by the maps below, many LGBT students around the country still go to school fearing their safety
Your world will change completely in about a decade and, without really having planned it, you will end up on this tiny island on the other side of the world called Manhattan -- a place full of people who are weird, crazy and sometimes totally unsure of themselves -- just like you.
Moving Forward: I vividly remember a chapel service following the suicide of a fellow student. A few evenings before, she'd
These next few years, as hard as they might be for you, will pass quickly. I know you want to end it all right now; I know you feel like it's the only thing that will stop the pain. But you have NO idea how wonderful the future is going to be!
Whatever stage of recovery you might be at, know that freedom from the eating disorder is possible. Freedom can be your reality. No matter where you have been or what you have suffered through, hold on. It gets better. There is a future with you in it that is bright and shining.
My toxic divorce helped me to learn what love really means - and to be thankful every day that I found it.
You may feel like your future is slipping from your grasp, that if you don't rush now to greet your dreams you might lose out on them, but please wait. If you are coming from an unsupportive environment with regards to your sexual orientation, the best thing to do is to establish your independence.