Borderline Personality Disorder: How it Affects the Gay Community

Gay woman struggling with her BPD.

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that has affected the gay community in unique ways. While the incidence of BPD seems higher within the LGBTQ+ community than among heterosexual and cisgender individuals, this statistic may reflect a diagnosis bias. For people who are LGBTQ+ and have BPD or their loved ones, this post will […]

What to Know if You’re LGBT and Bipolar

LGBT couple but one of them is struggling from bipolar disorder- lgbt and bipolar

Anyone is at risk for developing a mental health condition or addiction. For LGBTQ individuals, the risk for both is higher than for the general population. In particular, members of the LGBT community are more likely to develop a mood disorder, specifically bipolar disorder. The good news is that bipolar disorder can be treated. With […]

How Does Anxiety Affect the LGBTQ+ Community

Individual looking distressed because of their lgbtq anxiety

Everyone experiences some degree of anxiety in their lifetimes. That feeling of concern or uneasiness when faced with a situation that may have unexpected consequences, like speaking in public or taking an important test, is anxiety at its most basic. Anxiety is a normal response to these situations, not a cause for concern. Some people […]

Depression Among LGBTQ+ – What You Need to Know

a sad man who is upset about depression among lgbtq+

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression is the most common mental health disorder in the United States. Depression can affect any gender, race, socioeconomic group, and age. Members of the LGBTQ+ community might have additional questions and struggles.  Loved ones and members of the LGBTQ+ community should be aware of the […]

Dangers of Chem Sex in the LGBTQ Community


Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent an incredibly diverse community according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however,  they are disproportionately impacted by syphilis, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  Complicating these potential health issues: throwing drug use into the mix. According to studies, the proportion […]

Addiction in the LGBTQ+ Community


Substance abuse affects everyone, however, the issue is more pronounced in certain marginalized groups across the country. This is certainly true when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community, where substance abuse impacts far too many. Studies have shown that addiction in the LGBTQ+ community is twice as common compared to the rate among other groups. […]