March 16, 2016

A high percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) youth are faced with many daily challenges, ranging from food insecurity to not having money for other basics like housing. Simply not having enough money is only part of the picture. Another importance piece is access to financial knowledge, skills, and resources.


Financial capability is possessing the knowledge on financial matters to confidently take effective action that best fu...

March 8, 2016



Gage. Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce), is a partnership of community organizations, youth advocates, and public health researchers working together to reduce STIs among young sexual and gender minority youth in Southeast Michigan. MFierce is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Approaches to Reducing STIs Program and is a project of the Center...

August 31, 2015


Gage. There have been many times when I have been on Grindr – a dating and/or hookup app for gay men – and I have received messages from folks, ranging from “you’re a racist” to “so why aren’t you into white guys?” Even when I use another gay dating/hookup app primarily used by people of color (POC), Jack’d, I still get those outrageous, obscene, racist messages. These types of actions really bring to light that there are racial disparities within the L...

April 17, 2015


CONTENT WARNING: Eating Disorders



Our battle had begun.

You were always an unwanted friend who lingered around and around.

The one who knew how to get under my skin.

But you never left.


And I loved it – I loved you, I said. I honestly did.

But what exactly was of me to love?

Our quarrels started when I was in a very dark point in my life and it was never intentional for us to meet.

But the amount of times I thought you loved me – those were all fabrica...

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