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What gay men's struggles and successes reveal about resilience and community
Gay men with AIDS insisted they be known as 'people with AIDS,' refusing to let a diagnosis define them. They offer a lesson for everyone.
Summer's ripening into autumn provides a perfect metaphor for healthy aging. Celebrating fall's colors and coolness brings renewed energy.
Tired of feeling weighed down by secrets you keep because "what would others say"? Free yourself by rejecting the stigma that keeps you quiet.
As women and men speak out, understanding and forgiving their own vulnerability, healing becomes possible.
LGBTQ people born between 1981-1999 are less resilient than the 1942-1964 Boomers. How steep a price are they paying as the first generation brought up on social media?
Anyone ever say "you think too much"? Reminding yourself to stick to what you know can be the difference between stress and serenity.
Millions of Americans may be experiencing "Donald Trump Anxiety." You don't have to be a nervous wreck each time you hear him. Here's how.
"Stonewall" marked the beginning of the modern LGBT equality movement. It's a fitting symbol for individuals breaking free of our own psychological oppression.
Depression is the big gray elephant in the room. Acceptance, a couple of questions, and antidepressants can literally be lifesaving.
What if you were told you are going to die from an incurable, highly stigmatized illness--and then lived for decades?
Stigma is a powerful deterrent to seeking proper mental health care. Rejecting it can open the door to new levels of healing.
Wisdom for living well with whatever challenges you is on the menu when 122 online health advocates gather in Chicago to talk about "growing strong together."
Whether it's a serious medical diagnosis, or another trauma, you can choose not to let it consume you.
Were you sexually abused as a child? End the impact of your trauma by rejecting secrecy and shame.
How would you rebuild your life if you were kicked out of your home because you are "different"? Consider these three essentials.
Shame requires secrecy to be an offensive weapon. Exposure is the best defense.
As Americans struggle to understand wounded boys who become violent men, it's worth considering how gay men overcome the rejection and shame heaped on them to become healthy men.
You might say HIV is a symptom of depression and other mental health challenges. Address them and you are far more likely to avoid, or successfully manage, the virus.
Fighting for the equal right to legal marriage was hard. It was nearly as hard to fight the internalized stereotypes to become parents. Along the way, they found their resilience.
If nothing changes, the CDC projects that 50 percent of African-American, and 25 percent of Hispanic/Latino, gay and bisexual men will become infected with HIV in their lifetime.
Winter can be a grim time of cold, snow, and hassle. Or we can choose to let in the light and heed its lessons.
Even bullies' barbs and stones can't bring you down when you heed your own positive self-talk.
The language we use to tell our personal stories, especially to ourselves, contributes to our resilience--or undermines us.
Teaching parents that sexual orientation is about more than sex is a key to supporting their gay kids.
There is strength, and resilience, in community. Gay men in the AIDS epidemic built an awesome community.
As we ripen like apples in autumn, the resilience we develop by coming out can help us age gracefully.
Gay men's heroism in the AIDS years redefined what "gay" means. It's up to each of us to claim the power of the legacy for ourselves.
Coming out as gay is personal and political. It's also a powerful boost for your health.
Think all gay men are drug-addled, sex-crazed, risk-taking hedonists? Think again this LGBT History Month.
If we only see the tragedies of our history, we miss the heroism--especially our own.
John-Manuel Andriote is an award-winning author, journalist, speaker, and communication consultant.