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If you really want to support your LGBTQ friends, family, and neighbors, step back and reflect on your contributions to Pride. Are you being helpful or harmful? Are you allowing people space or taking it away?
We do a disservice to Black survivors when we fail to address the unique challenges they face in the midst of sexual violence, as well as their everyday lives. Consider some of the factors that coalesce to prevent Black women, men, and non-binary folks from reporting and healing from sexual violence.
Even at our most downtrodden, we can still make a difference. It will take time and unwavering strength. Yes, we are scared. But we must keep going. If you’re not sure where to begin helping survivors, here are some ideas for inspiration.
The conversation surrounding online harassment tends to focus on what people should do to safeguard themselves from abusive behavior carried out online. But just as important is broadening the discussion about helping victims of online harassment preserve their physical, mental, and emotional health. Check out the following tips for practicing self-care in the event that you’re harassed on the internet.
Since the passage of the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (HB 2) in North Carolina, legislators, pundits and activists crusading against transgender rights have leveraged a vulnerable space to spread harmful myths about the transgender community.