LGBTQ+ Resources

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Welcome to the April edition of Empowered, a monthly newsletter from Envision:You - a nonprofit committed to improving behavioral health outcomes for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
 
Brad Barfield, Program Manager at Envision:You was named a Fellow to the National Equity-Grounded Behavioral Health Leadership Program. This program, in partnership with Colorado's new Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), will empower and equip leaders to take bold action to unravel systemic racism and create equitable systems in their communities.
Congrats Brad!
 
 
In this edition of Empowered, we talk about stress awareness month and how to take care of yourself, which can sometimes mean letting yourself enjoy doing nothing. We highlight Envision:You’s recent policy efforts, as well as congratulate Dr. Morgan Medlock for her new position as Behavioral Health Commissioner of Colorado. Additional congratulations to our board member Quána Madison for her work with ArtLifting!

We hope this newsletter empowers you to stay connected to our mission and make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals.
 
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Welcome to the March edition of Empowered, a monthly newsletter from Envision:You - a nonprofit committed to improving behavioral health outcomes for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

In this edition of Empowered we encourage everyone to celebrate all of the women in their life for Women’s History Month. We discuss the two exciting developments for our Queer is for Questioning program, and bring attention to the I Matter Colorado program that provides behavioral health services to youth across Colorado.
 

We hope this newsletter empowers you to stay connected to our mission and make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals.
 

Click here to view the PDF version.
 
 
 
What does pride stand for?
 
Personal Rights in Defense and Education
 
PRIDE is an acronym for Personal Rights in Defense and Education. The organization was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1966 by Steve Ginsburg. PRIDE, from its very inception, was much more radical than the pre-1960s homosexual rights groups, which were more deferential.

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The alarming levels of bias-motivated hate crimes against LGBTQ+ members are extremely unethical and disheartening. We must create safe places for all students, including those of the LGBTQ+ community.

In honor of Pride Month, BestColleges.com created a guide for LGBTQ+ students covering Safezones and resources from The Trevor Project. Review our guide  below:

https://www.bestcolleges.com/ blog/importance-of-safezones- in-college/ 

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Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico provides support, education, information, and assistance to the transgender population in the state of New Mexico and their families and loved ones.

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 LGBTQ+ Guide | Health Risks, Prevention, Treatment & Help 

Members of the LGBTQ+ community have unique and complex health needs that heterosexuals don’t face. Health disparities and barriers to care can make staying healthy challenging, but knowing LGBTQ+ health risks can ensure you stay on top of your health. Local and national resources can help you prevent or treat these health conditions with the right medical testing, care and support.

 

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Need Mental Health Resources?

LGBTQ+ members have a high risk of developing anxiety, depression, and other unique health stuggles, and unfortunately are also challenged by narrow access to mental health resources.  Online Therapy is a website that offers the easy access to online therapy specifically for the LGBTQ+ community. They offer fast and easy access to finding therapists in your area, links to many low cost (and free) online therapy websites/apps, and more! For more info, check them out here.

PFLAG Albuquerque

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national organization that promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, as well as their families and friends. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.  

 

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Equality New Mexico

Equality New Mexico is a statewide education and advocacy organization that works for full recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights. EQNM works throughout the state to end discrimination, shape public opinion and policy, as well as strengthen our alliances with local, regional, and national partners. The organization is based in Albuquerque and has many volunteer opportunities for LGBTQ individuals and allies.

Pride Equality - España - Home | Facebook

 

NMPower

NMPower is a program for 18-29 year-old men who are Gay, Bi, Trans, or Questioning their sexuality. The group holds regular social events and outings in a supportive environment.

 

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New Mexico AIDS Services

New Mexico AIDS Services works to enhance the quality of life for people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS through innovative and comprehensive services, support and prevention education. New Mexico AIDS Services offers free and anonymous HIV testing, as well as free and confidential screenings for Syphilis and Hepatitis.

 

Common Bond New Mexico Foundation

The mission of the Common Bond New Mexico Foundation is to strengthen the LGBTQ+ community of New Mexico through programs and partnerships that serve at risk sectors of the LGBTQ+ population.

 

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The Trevor Project

Trained counselors are available to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

LGBTQ Issues in the News 

How did L.G.B.T. rights again become the subject of a culture war?

Pride Quotes | Pride Sayings | Pride Picture Quotes

 

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