Transgender issues and experiences have received more public attention in recent years. Many individuals are making good-faith attempts to shift their language regarding sex and gender. As an unintended side-effect, however, I have seen an increase in cis allies perpetuating… Read moreHow Can I Use Gender-Inclusive Language?
Starting July 16, 2022, individuals experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis (including suicidality) in the USA will be able to dial 988 to speak with a crisis counselor and be connected to local resources for additional support. Why… Read morePutting 988 into Context: Crisis Intervention in the USA
Language within the community is constantly shifting and evolving. This glossary defines some common terminology related to gender and sexuality. Some historical terms which have fallen out of current commonly accepted usage have been excluded. I have also not included… Read moreGlossary of LGBTQ Terminology
Navigating all the terminology in the LGBTQ community can be challenging! Even if you belong to the community, it can be hard to keep up. Language is constantly evolving. The LGBTQIA community is diverse. Our relationships to gender and sexuality… Read moreLGBT Acronyms, or “Alphabet Soup”
A lot of LGBTQ / LGBTQIA individuals I know are skeptical of the mental health field. And with good reason! Even though I am a drama therapist, I would never judge someone for not feeling comfortable seeking therapy. But why… Read moreWhy is finding LGBTQ affirming therapy hard?