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Bullying: ‘not a garden variety aggression’

From Schools to Offices to Construction Sites, Bullying Continues to Rear its Ugly Head

Bullying is a phenomenon that continues to have an earth-shattering impact on the lives of millions around the globe. Especially those who are in the LGBTQ community, according to research.

LGBTQ individuals are at a higher risk for mental illness

An Evolution in Therapy Creates Better Outcomes for LGBTQ Clients

It should come as no surprise that the LGBTQ community is among one of the highest at-risk groups to suffer from mental illness. And while many individuals do have similar needs to non-LGBTQ individuals, there are those areas of concern directly related to being a member of this community.

Love yourself, love your health and be aware

Suicide Prevention Day and HIV/AIDS Awareness Days in September

September brings not just the beginning of a new school year, the end of summer and new shows on TV. It host several health prevention and awareness days.

Let’s Try Swimming Again

Health & Wellness: Dipping a Toe into the Dating Pool

As I type this at 2 p.m. on a Sunday, my date from last night is still passed out on the couch. Given that he was blacked out and peed in the bed (possibly ruining a $5,000 Tempur-Pedic mattress), I honestly don’t care if he wakes up and reads this over my shoulder.

Our People: Tina Wright and Nikki Lynn Thomas

King-Henry-Brockington Archivists

Tina Wright and Nikki Lynn Thomas are both archivists at J. Murray Atkins Library at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) involved with the King-Henry-Brockington Archive, a collection of materials relating to LGBTQ history in Charlotte.

TAR’s Oakley shares PSA

Beyond the Carolinas

The Trevor Project and AT&T Turn Up the Love, the company’s campaign to support and engage LGBTQ people and allies, has launched “Anytime, Anywhere” featuring content creator and LGBTQ advocate Tyler Oakley who is currently competing on his second season on CBS’s “The Amazing Race.”

LGBTQ+ Youth

Suicide and Self-Harm Risks

What has often been underreported or used as a footnote, however, is the unique vulnerability of the LGBTQ community of adolescents and teens to both suicidal attempts and completions, as well as self-harm.