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Do you need help right now?  Resources for LGBTQ+ Individuals

By : October 17, 2017 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* You are not alone. Nation-Wide Resources are Available Now: LGBTQ + focused Housing & Medical + Support Services https://truecolorsfund.org/location/ LGBTQ+ Safe Housing  https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-shelters/ Youth Housing  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/grants/fysb-grantees Housing  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/ Medical Services  https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center http://www.needymeds.org/medical-clinics https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ http://www.nafcclinics.org/find-clinic Thinking of Running Away + Trying to get Home https://wwwrunaway.org Know Your Rights: Foster Care + Juvenile Justice System https://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/article/youth-info-for-lgbtq-in-out-of-home-care Food https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/foodbanks/ https://www.foodpantries.org/ Online Emotional Support https://www.talkspace.com/online-therapy/lgbt/ https://www.7cups.com/lgbtq-chat-room/ http://www.e-therapycafe.com/online-counseling-services-lgbt https://support.therapytribe.com/lgbt-support-group/ Did you enjoy this story? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out when new stories are published. [hubspot portal="4679048" id="962ea2a6-7b06-442a-90fd-58a7c8a4ecc9" type="form"] Learn how to join our Writers Cohort here. Want to continue building community? Download our iOS app.
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Abusive Relationships & LGBTQ+ Youth: Resources and Information

By : October 17, 2017 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* One in three young people -- straight, LGBTQ+, and otherwise-- experience some form of dating abuse, with LGBTQ teens experiencing a greater risk of partner violence than their heterosexual counterparts. A 2013 report surveyed 3,745 grade-school students who reported being in a relationship or having been in one during the previous year. Researchers found that 43% of LGBT youth reported being victims of physical dating violence, compared to just 29% of heterosexual youth. Numbers were even higher for victims of emotional abuse (59% of LGBT youth versus 46% of heterosexual youth). Transgender youth had some of the highest rates of victimization, despite making up a tiny percentage of the total respondents. Interestingly, LGB victims of teen
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What does the D.O.J. decision mean for Trans Civil Rights?

By : October 17, 2017 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Unless you are a legal scholar, last Thursday's decision to exclude transgender individuals from work-place anti-discrimination laws enforced on the basis of sex can be a dense and complicated affair to understand. I broke down the facts you need to know and gathered some information on how you can resist the minimization of your civil liberties under this or any queer antagonistic administration. A Brief History of What Went Down: Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964 states: “It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer … to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”Price
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