Sexuality in Later Life

Sexuality in Later Life

Many people want and need to be close to others as they grow older. For some, this includes the desire to continue an active, satisfying sex life. With aging, that may mean adapting sexual activity to accommodate physical, health, and other changes. There are many different ways to have sex and be intimate—alone or with a partner. The expression of your sexuality could include many […]

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Rural Area Resource Guides

Rural Area Resource Guides

Community Survey to help build Resource Guides for Trans and Non Gender Conforming in Rural Areas Take the Survey Thurston County TAKE THE SURVEY Snohomish County TAKE THE SURVEY Pierce County TAKE THE SURVEY Are you a Significant Other, Friend, Family member, Ally or Service Provider? Take the SOFFA Community Survey to help contribute to these guides! THURSTON COUNTY SNOHOMISH COUNTY PIERCE COUNTY THURSTON COUNTY […]

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Special Event Support

Special Event Support

Provide set up, tear down, hosting of special events.

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Fact Sheet: Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Fact Sheet: Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Sixty-eight percent of Hispanics had health insurance coverage in 2009 compared to 88 percent of white Americans. Download this fact sheet (pdf) Below are the facts that outline racial and ethnic health care disparities in the United States. The reports “ Easing the Burden: Using Health Care Reform to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care for the Chronically Ill” and “ Measuring the Gaps: Collecting Data […]

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3 Differences Between the Terms ‘Gay’ and ‘Queer’ — and Why It Matters

3 Differences Between the Terms ‘Gay’ and ‘Queer’ — and Why It Matters

Originally posted March 1, 2016 by Hari Ziyad at https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/03/difference-between-gay-queer/ For a while, I thought I was gay. And maybe I was for some of that time – there’s nothing wrong with being gay. But I’m definitely not now. I thought I was gay because I thought I was a man, and I thought I was only and always attracted to other men. I don’t know what gender I am anymore, if […]

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Most LGBTQ People are Cyberbullied. Here’s How to Stay Safe Online

Most LGBTQ People are Cyberbullied. Here’s How to Stay Safe Online

Originally posted by Sarah Turner at https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/lgbtq-guide-online-safety/  We at vpnMentor conducted a survey in which we asked 695 LGBTQ+ people worldwide about their experiences online as they relate to their sexual orientation and gender identity. The results – referenced throughout this article – illuminated the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. Here are some of our key findings:+ 73% of all respondents in all categories of gender identity and sexual orientation […]

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Seattle LGBTQ Organizations and Periodicals Timeline

Seattle LGBTQ Organizations and Periodicals Timeline

Here are brief descriptions of many of Seattle’s LGBTQ civil rights organizations, listed according to the decade of their founding. Kevin McKenna is author and section coordinator. 1960s: The Dorian Society Freedom Socialist Party Queen City Business Guild Radical Women Seattle Counseling Services for Sexual Minorities 1970s: Citizens to Retain Fair Employment Gay Community Center Gay Women’s Alliance Ingersoll Gender Center Lesbian Mothers National Defense […]

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How simply moving benefits your mental health

How simply moving benefits your mental health

While it is obvious that your feelings can influence your movement, it is not as obvious that your movement can impact your feelings too. For example, when you feel tired and sad, you may move more slowly. When you feel anxious, you may either rush around or become completely paralyzed. But recent studies show that the connection between your brain and your body is a “two-way street” and […]

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13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin’ bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits, too. For the past decade or so, scientists have pondered how exercising can boost brain function. Regardless of age or fitness level (yup, this includes everyone from mall-walkers to marathoners), studies show that making time for exercise provides […]

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Modern Senior Living for LGBT Seniors

Modern Senior Living for LGBT Seniors

These days, more people can openly say, “I”m gay,” without fear of ridicule or outright rejection. Society as a whole tends to feel that the world has become more open to differences in sexual orientation and lifestyles that were once considered strictly taboo. But to those in the LGBT community, the stigma still feels very real. The discrimination exists, and the heart-wrenching rejection by friends […]

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