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It’s Not Just a Phase, Mom!

It's Not Just a Phase, Mom!

April 8, 2020

LGBT+ Mental Health According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website “[LGBTQ+] adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition…[and are]…at a higher risk than the general population for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts…High...

An open letter to Eighmy

An open letter to Eighmy

Mabel Diaz, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2020

UTSA is severely lacking mental health resources for LGTBQ+ students. This dearth of adequate care juxtaposed with the increasingly severe symptoms of students seeking services is not conducive to the university’s success. These statements aren’t news. However, it is more crucial than ever to bring...

Black and queer in America: the double negative

Black and queer in America: the double negative

Ryan Thompson

November 28, 2018

Black and queer in America: the double negative. To grow up a black male in America is to grow up confused and uncertain of your place. You are constantly made aware of your larger features and your color. One could argue that growing up a queer male is a traumatic experience in its own. You must be a...