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Safer Sex (FF)

By : July 9, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* No matter what you’re doing or who you’re doing it with, safe sex is one of the most important aspects of your sex life. For queer women, there are far too many misconceptions about what safe sex looks like and far too many presumptions about what positions can and cannot put you at risk. In this article, we seek to debunk myths about female sex, to explore the risk of STIs and STDs, and to rectify misguided beliefs. It’s time to talk - not just about sex, but about safer sex. First, let’s define sex. There’s one word that seems to be synonymous with sex and that is intercourse. Any person that looks up this term comes
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Dream Wedding: Aruba

By : July 1, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* So you've always wanted to get married on the beach. You may or may not have realized you were LGBTQ at the time, but now you're here, you're queer, and you're getting married! I, for one, love destination weddings. They allow you to completely indulge in the fantasy of the best day of your life by taking you away from the daily grind.You're able to control your guest list with an iron fist and no guilt. People will not begrudge experiencing your intimate Caribbean wedding via photos after the fact, but they will be miffed when missing the invite to your "local rustic backyard fete." While scouting for your dreamy beach destination, you'll notice that some of the
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Dream Wedding: Rustic Mountain Resort

By : July 1, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Dunton Hot Springs is a dream come true. Whether you’re looking for a summer escape or a winter wonderland, this destination wedding locale is an absolute stunner. Located in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, across from Telluride (about 1 hour away), Dunton Hot Springs is a ghost town turned luxury wilderness resort. The 5-star cabins and spa boast private hot springs, waterfalls, and cold plunges. Guests at the resort have access to hiking, fishing, yoga, and many other versatile activities. While the beauty and charm of the resort are undeniable, you may know from our Aruba installment that a #1 concern for LGBTQ+ weddings is the safety of the happy couple and their guests.
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LGBTQ+ Safe Travel: Planning Guide

By : July 1, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* The Pride Pocket Team is committed to helping you live your best life, all over the world. For us, that all begins with ensuring that you have access to all the tools you’ll need to travel safely and securely. It is important to build a plan and do your research on local customs and sentiments, inclusive accommodations, and safe and exciting activities In our 'safety-first' guide, you’ll find the following information and more:  What is the prevailing sentiment about LGBTQ+ people?Should I take any regionally specific safety precautions?What are the best ways to travel to my destination?Where can I stay when I arrive?What activities are inclusive/safe?Any tips from queer travelers? These guidelines will serve you well
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LGBTQ+ Safe Travel: ITALY

By : July 1, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Italy boasts some of the best travel destinations in the world, from food, the coast, its culture, and history, there is something that every traveler falls in love with. This LGBTQ+ inclusive, 'safety first' travel guide will give you the 411 so that you can get down to the business of vacationing in Italia. What is the prevailing national sentiment regarding LGBTQ+ issues?While homosexuality is legal (over the age of 16) and even widely accepted, Italy is notably conservative in its attitudes, largely keeping in line with the historical views of the Vatican. Overt displays of affection by LGBT couples can attract a negative response, especially in smaller towns. Do not despair! There are thriving LGBTQ+
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Are LGBTQ Students Safe?

By : February 2, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* The fight for equality has advanced remarkably in the past decade, however, there’s still a lot of work to do. In a survey taken by The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education, which reports what the school climate was like for teens in 2015, horrifying facts about being LGBTQ in school were revealed. Every child should have the right to equal and fair education; they should also be able to feel safe while getting this education, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The GLSEN study found that “57.6% of LGBTQ students felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, and 43.3% because of their gender expression”[1]. School should be a place of education, not the
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