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Gender & Sexuality Resources

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Gender and sexuality can be reasons folks enter therapy. They are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, relationship problems, and other experiences that impact their daily lives. These issues are not specific to the LGBTQIAP population, these are human issues that many of us struggle with on a day-to-day basis.

Unfortunately, gender and sexuality can cause extra layers of shame, trauma, and identity issues related to the ways their sexual and gender identities have been responded to by their families, communities, and society as a whole. The professionals at Fishtown Wellness Center recognize the issues that permeate the lived experience of members of the LGBTQIAP community and incorporate an inclusive and empowering approach when working with individuals.

Below are some online resources to be used outside of the therapy space. Fishtown Wellness Center does not endorse or guarantee and of the services listed below. All resources should be used within the support of a mental health professional and does not replace the need for therapy.

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List of Resources

GLSEN Safe Space Kit

A Guide to Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Your School.

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Coming Out: Living Authentically as Bisexual+

Human Rights Campaign, 2021.

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Glossary of Terms: Transgender

GLAAD Media Reference Guide, 11th edition.

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Out Magazine

Out Magazine, a magazine dedicated to all things LGBTQ+.

From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America

From GLSEN, 2005.

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Key Terms and Concepts in Understanding Gender Diversity and Sexual Orientation Among Students

From the American Psychological Association.

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Bisexual Resource Center Brochure

Printable brochures and handouts from the Bisexual Resource Center.

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Mental Health in the Bi+ Community

Research suggests that bisexuals suffer worse mental health outcomes than heterosexuals, lesbians, and gay men.

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Talk Before You Walk: Considerations for LGBT Older Couples Before Getting Married

When the Supreme Court decided Obergefell 1 , the freedom to marry became the law of the land all across the United States. This victory forever changed financial planning and legal relationships for LGBT families.

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LGBT Older Adults and Exclusion from Aging Programs and Services

LGBT older adults often face harassment or hostility when accessing aging programs and when frequenting senior centers, volunteer centers or places of worship.

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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults

As America’s 65+ population continues to grow in ways challenging our social and economic fabric as never before, this insightful report reveals the conditions facing America’s LGBT seniors.

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Understanding Transgender People: The Basics

From The National Center for Transgender Equality, 2016.

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Lavender Space

Lavender Space is a peer support resource for LGBTQIA+ adults 18+. Cass and Star decided to found Lavender Space as a response to a need in our community. They are two individuals with lived experiences of marginalization, poverty, housing insecurity, and mental illness.

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