Like many genre-focused writers’ groups, SFWA, MWA, HWA, and ASJA are concerned not just with issues that affect professional authors, but with the problems and pitfalls that face aspiring writers. Writer Beware, founded in 1998, reflects that concern.
Every issue of Writer’s Digest magazine is devoted to helping writers develop their craft and hone their publishing acumen. Since 1920, Writer’s Digest has chronicled the culture of the modern writer and we continue this great tradition through relevant first-person essays, interviews with bestselling authors and profiles with emerging talent. Writer’s Digest also features practical technique articles, and tips and exercises on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business-side of writing and publishing.
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The LGBTQIA+ community has had to face considerable discrimination and marginalization in practically every area of society, from peripheral areas such as media and pop culture to vital health and quality-of-life areas such as healthcare and education. As the community becomes increasingly empowered, more and more resources are being put in place to help this population. If you or a loved one is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and you need addiction treatment, don’t let shame, stigma, or frustration stop you from getting the critical help you need and deserve.
...provides resources for youth in the LGBTQ community as well as educators and parents. Resources include information on human rights advocacy, reproductive and sexual health; suicide and crisis prevention, lesson plans for teachers, and forums and hotlines for youth.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
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Learn more about how bullying is defined, and what teachers and other authority figures can do about reducing this behavior across the board in schools.
Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.
If you or someone you love is a member of the LGBTQ community and is also suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction, this page may address many of the questions that you have.
Gender transition is a process whereby transgender people undergo certain medical, social, and legal steps in order to transition into a gender other than the one that they were assigned at birth. Like many forms of medical treatment, however, gender transition for transgender people often costs money. This article will inform you about how much gender transition costs, how much certain transgender surgeries cost, and more.
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We started Purple Roofs in 1999, and we're still the best place to find small, "family owned" and gay friendly accommodations, with more than 4,800 bed and breakfasts, hotels, vacation rentals and other properties around the world, many of them with full page listings and photographs. Many of our listings are small mom and mom or pop and pop businesses - places you'll have a hard time finding anywhere else.
When it comes to drug and alcohol misuse, virtually anyone can fall victim to its power, but there are some groups that are more at risk than others. One such group is the LGBTQ+ community, primarily due to the various mental health disorders that develop as a result of rejection, abuse, discrimination, and ostracism from society or even their own homes. Many of these individuals struggle with a variety of substances at a higher rate than the heterosexual community. The good news is that there are resources available to help.
(Video) The addiction treatment industry is dangerously unregulated. John Oliver explains why many rehab programs should incorporate more evidence-based care and carefully reconsider their doctor-to-horse ratio.
RehabReviews.com covers a variety of treatment centers, from the low-end to the high; from those that offer individualized treatment and one-on-one therapy to those that focus more on groups and meetings; and from those that subscribe to 12-step to those that offer non-spiritual, non-disease model treatment. Our reviews are unlike those found in other publications as each one is painstakingly researched by sober addicts with full knowledge of the recovery and treatment world.
The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Inc. (SPTS) is committed to reducing the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through educational training programs.
Learn the signs and how you can help your teen.
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit endeavor established to promote acceptance of gay and questioning youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group.
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