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Personal Stories

COVID Chased Me Back Into Therapy

It can take a little time to find a therapist who is a good fit, but a good therapeutic relationship can help you turn your story from gloomy to Emmy-winning.

By Charles Sanchez
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Features

How One Black Woman Wrestles With Vaccine Hesitancy

What to do if you’re unsure about getting a COVID-19 vaccine? Go to reliable sources of health information, as Candis Y. McDow does here, inviting all to join in on her journey.

By Candis Y. McDow
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Interviews

NYC Working Group Urges Policymakers to Recognize COVID-19 as a Chronic Condition

A new report calls for action towards health justice and healing for New York communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Features

Orgasms Can Help With Anxiety — Here’s How

Orgasms are good for your mental health. Seriously.

By Gigi Engle
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Personal Stories

Dealing With a Lifetime of Body-Image Problems During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Black gay man living with HIV, Monte J. Wolfe has strived to navigate body shaming his entire life. But since COVID-19 lockdowns began, his coping mechanisms have been strained to the limit.

By Monte J. Wolfe
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Features

Comprehensive Sex Education Could Curb Everyone’s Trauma Around Sex

Harm reduction starts in the classroom and at home.

By Gigi Engle
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Interviews

Curtis Smith Turned His AIDS Loss and Pain Into Service to Others

Curtis is the founder of Families Living with AIDS Care Center, a lifeline in what once was an HIV services desert in Southern California.

By Tim Murphy
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Personal Stories

I Had to Get Past the Stigma of Having HIV. Then I Had to Do the Same for Mental Illness

A Minnesota HIV activist recounts her epic tale of overcoming not one, but two, diseases that can destroy us if we don’t accept—and treat—them.

By Mariah Wilberg
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Features

How to Know If There’s a Power Imbalance in Your Relationship

Power is never entirely equally shared between partners, but inequity becomes relationship kryptonite when left unchecked.

By Gigi Engle
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News

Grindr Survey Says Romance Is Bringing Sexy Back

Among 10,000 survey respondents, 58% say that they’ve become more interested in long-term relationships than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Juan Michael Porter II