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My Son Shouldn’t Have to Lie About His Gender

Gender stereotypes drive me crazy and break my heart all at the same time.  My young child should not need to ask me to lie about his gender so he can get a “girl” toy […]

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I AM: A Gay Male

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Disabled Veterans Need More Support

I believe many disabled veterans are abused despite their dedication to “protect” their nation.  They struggle daily to survive just to eat and get gas money because of the injuries they received while in battle.  […]

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What do you hear most?

The graphic represents the words/phrases participants in a Safe Places workshop hear most to hurt, shame or marginalize LBGTQ individuals in their daily lives.

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Quote: James Baldwin

“Words like freedom, justice, democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the […]

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The Power of Consideration

Participants of a Safe Places workshop at Salisbury University, designed to help people reduce the often hostile workplace environments in which LBGTQ navigate their daily lives, were asked to reflect on what they had learned […]

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Does being a male athlete make me less intelligent?

I have been discriminated against for being a male athlete. The basis of discrimination was that I am less intelligent and overall lazier that other people, including female athletes. This has affected my life in […]

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“That’s so gay!”

At a recent Safe Places workshop designed to help people reduce the often hostile workplace environments in which LBGTQ navigate their daily lives participants were asked to reflect on the “power of words” as a […]

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I didn’t ask for your advice

I am fat, does that mean that I don’t exercise or anything? I hate when people think I don’t exercise just because I am overweight. It is also annoying when they give me advice about […]

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Gender and Sexuality Neutral Nursery Rhymes

Remember those cute nursery rhymes when you were a child? Ever stop to analyze the words? Participants of a Safe Spaces workshop did , and found the rhymes to be perpetuating stereotypes and gender/sexuality messages. […]

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I Am: A Christian

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Discrimination in Schools

I used to be discriminated against based on the people that I hung out with and my focus on academics. I was called all sorts of things from nerd to freak and people would always […]

Question Of The Week

How do you usually respond when someone tells a racist or sexist joke?

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