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I Am Enough

I Am Enough

Talking about suicide and suicidal ideation is vital for our kids and our communities. Doing so comes with a list of do’s and don’ts for important reasons. Many of us have fears of saying the wrong thing or creating suicide contagion (unintentionally increasing more suicide attempts). As parents and fellow Mama Dragons, we can help remove the shame felt by us and our LGBTQIA children by normalizing and demystify this topic through educated conversation. The first step is to become educated about…

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LGBTQIA Voices – The Conflict Within My Heart

LGBTQIA Voices – The Conflict Within My Heart

Posted with permission from Wendall T. Hair- “People who are fearful may say and do the right things, but they do not feel the right things,” he said. “They often feel helpless and resentful, even angry. Over time these feelings lead to mistrust, defiance and rebellion.” President Uchtdorf said this in conference and he’s right. I’m going to take the time and admit that this is probably my greatest motivator right now, though I feel that I genuinely try to…

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For Parents: Discussing HIV And Safe Sex With Your Gay and Bisexual Sons

For Parents: Discussing HIV And Safe Sex With Your Gay and Bisexual Sons

By Daniel Parkinson Speaking as an MD, I want all of your gay sons to be extremely cautious and reluctant about sex, because of the health consequences. Your concerns are legitimate, because the risk is real. As loving parents I hope that you will all let your children know how important it is to you, as parents, that they inform themselves and protect themselves. For the rest of this article I am going to try to be clinical and direct. HIV is…

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