Intersex Activists Denounce Infant Surgeries

Sean Saifa Wall spent more than two decades in the wrong body until he decided to live the life he had always wanted to: that of a man.  Wall, a nationally recognized black, intersex activist, was assigned fem...

LGBTQ Youth Experience Higher Rates of Suicide

According to data pooled from 35 studies published by JAMA Pediatrics, adolescent youth who identify as being part of the LGBT community are more likely than others their age to attempt suicide. Particularly at...

A Year After the Death of Scout Schultz

Scout Schultz, the nonbinary, bisexual, and intersex President of Georgia Tech’s Pride Alliance, was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police. A year later, and the ones that knew them best believe justice...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 6

1. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Massachusetts) is the new leader of the US House's relaunched Transgender Task Force, which seeks advancement in healthcare, health disparities and education for transgender Americans...
Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: Admit it: Dating can suck

Heartbreak is traumatizing. Heartbreak is almost unbearable when you’re mentally ill. This time last year, my life was in shambles. I made a mistake that deeply hurt one of my friends and it turned into a pu...
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Yep, I have a mental illness

There are many things to be happy about right now in my life. I have a job I love (and I have a job, period), I’m in love, I have good friends and a family that loves me, and a cat that has adopted me and makes me smile when she rolls over on her back so I will rub her belly. And I don’t have to worry about the basics such as food and shelter.

I can’t complain, people will say. And right now, I really can’t.

But it’s not always like this for me. More than a 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I spent a couple stints in psychiatric wards and struggled ferociously with regaining my sanity.

Those weeks in the hospitals were pure hell, and every night when I take my meds, I am reminded I have a preexisting condition that makes me a threat to health insurance companies.

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Health & Fitness: Mental health matters, too

New Year’s resolutions typically focus on physical health. But paying attention to mental health is also important, experts say.

Luckily, some of the same steps you can take to improve your physical health also have mental health benefits.

“Air is good for the brain like the rest of the body and regular exercise is the best support for good mental health,” says Franklin Abbott, an Atlanta psychotherapist in private practice.