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Youth most vulnerable among LGBTQ community for suicide

Beyond the Carolinas

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law has compiled research that shows that anti-LGBTQ discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBTQ individuals are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning and attempts.

COVID-19’s Impact on Ending the HIV Epidemic

Op-Ed

We cannot overlook COVID-19’s negative impacts. Disparities in access to medical care are more visible now, and the need for policies to ensure equitable access to healthcare and treatment are required. Compensation of essential workers, especially in healthcare, is inadequate and must be addressed.

Staying In, Singing Out

Gay Choruses Keep Singing During COVID-19

In a country where discrimination remains widespread against LGBTQ people, G-Voice has offered much-needed community and has continued to offer a message of hope during the pandemic — one that is being repeated by choruses here in Charlotte.

Coronavirus Journal Four

Jesse's Journal

Since I wrote my last “Coronavirus Journal,” humanity has re-emerged from its self-imposed isolation, though sadly not enough to prevent new outbreaks of COVID-19.

Wellness on a Budget

Health & Wellness: Staying Healthy During Insecure Times

It seems that 2020 will be a year to remember for many dynamic reasons. My concern is that general public wellness could break down in the face of an unprecedented combination of crises in public health, economic shocks and civil unrest.

Mental Health Support

How Telehealth is Helping with Added Stressors During COVID-19

Caused by higher numbers in unemployment, reduced access to care and ongoing discrimination, the mental health and wellness of queer people is a growing casualty in the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Journal, Part Three

Jesse's Journal

It has been more than three months since COVID-19 changed our lives forever. Things that we once took for granted are no longer with us, at least for the near future. In many ways, I am one of the lucky ones.

Coronavirus Journal Part Two

Jesse's Journal

Recently, I took a break from my COVID-19 lockdown and drove up Wilton Dr. South Florida’s queer Main Street that looked sad and forlorn, and unusually empty.

Acts of Kindness

People Respond to COVID-19 in Amazing Ways in Charlotte

During this time of shelter-in-place, many in our community are facing unprecedented feelings of isolation and depression. These simple acts of kindness can brighten what seems like a mundane existence.