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October Events and Calendars

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 7:25 PM

The weather is changing, summer is becoming fall, and there are lots of happenings going on both locally and nationally.

The Pride Center in STL is a designated SAFE Place and condom distribution center, and also a great resource for the LBTQIA+ community. Check out their calendar of events for this month:

Looking for something to do "west of the bridge?" Pride St. Charles hosts monthly meetings that might be up your alley:

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Self Compassion Week Challenge

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 8:10 PM

What would it be like to treat yourself with the same respect as you would an honored guest? If you could invite anyone whom you admired and respected into your home, how would you treat them? Sometimes, we reserve the worst messages for ourselves, but it doesn't have to be that way. This week, try and commit to treating yourself with dignity, respect, and patience. See how it feels. It might feel awkward at first, but with practice it will get easier.

Dr. Kristin Neff is a leading res...

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Messages We Tell Ourselves

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 12:20 AM

What messages are you holding onto? Which ones would youlike to let go of? Maybe they are messages from your past, from friends, family, or teachers. They might be ones you have grown up with, heard in movies or songs, or read in books. The messages we tell ourselves are important. They can affect our self esteem, and influence how we see ourselves and others. One of the best gifts you can give yourself is the gift of new messages--re-written to help you move forward.

For example, this...

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Walk for Awareness

Posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Whether you walk to honor a loved one, raise awareness or find community, participating in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of The Darkness Community Walk is a great opportunity to join with others to help reduce the annual suicide rate. Check out details for this year's walk in September:

There are many ways to help: walking, donating, spreading the word. No matter which you cho...

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Back to School 2018

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 9:30 PM

August marks the return to school for many kids. For those who are are questioning their gender identity or identify as gender variant, their return to school might be accompanied by anxious feelings. How will the school support them? Will friends be accepting? Who might be safe to talk with about how they are feeling?

Transparent (a national trans advocacy organization with St. Louis roots) has compiled resources to help navigate these questions, open dialogues, and support kids, care...

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Makeovers on a Mission

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 9:10 PM

Whether you are beginning your gender journey, are in the process of transitioning, or just want some ideas to freshen up your look and improve your confidence, Sephora (makeup and skin care boutique) now offers a class specifically tailored to the LGBTQIA+ community taught by trans sensitive instructors. Enrollment is now open at the Sephora in the St. Louis Galleria and the West County Mall.

More info below:


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Celebrating Pride Through The Year

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 6:20 PM

June is one of my favorite months—for many reasons, one of which is that June is national Pride month. This is a month to celebrate the progress of LGBTQ rights, to come together as a community, and to think about the future. Whether you identify as a member or an ally of the LGBTQ community, June is an opportune time to start thinking about advocacy and awareness. Below are some ideas for each month to keep the spirit of Pride going all year long:

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