Lotus

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About: Lotus is a group led by and for the Asian LGBTQ+ community in Central Florida, aiming to forge connections by creating a space to share stories and experiences, form friendships, and discuss topics revolving around the Asian LGBTQ+ community as well as bond over favorite foods! You don’t need to share to attend; your role as a supportive listener is equally important.

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Butterfly Talks

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1st & 3rd Wednesday every month from 6:30-8:00 PM

507 E. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 

For Who? All Trans individuals and LGBTQ+ Women

About: A safe place to build friendships and a sense of community among questioning, lesbian, multiple-gender loving, queer woman and all transgender individuals.

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Butterfly Talks

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When & Where?  

1st & 3rd Wednesday every month from 6:30-8:00 PM

507 E. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 

For Who? All Trans individuals and LGBTQ+ Women

About: A safe place to build friendships and a sense of community among questioning, lesbian, multiple-gender loving, queer woman and all transgender individuals.

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Metro Inclusive Health hosts virtual ‘Coping through COVID-19’ event

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Metro Inclusive Health will host “Coping through COVID-19” on Facebook March 27 from 6-7 p.m., a virtual event featuring Director of Behavioral Health Laura Rosenbluth.

The organization, which offers more than 100 health, wellness and pharmacy services throughout Tampa Bay, has implemented a number of precautions to protect the community it serves. Its LGBTQ programming went virtual beginning March 18.

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Sam Smith announces new album release

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Sam Smith announced via Twitter Feb. 13 that their third studio album, “To Die For” will be released May 1.

“I’m more proud of this album than anything I’ve ever done,” Smith wrote on Twitter. “I’ve really set myself free the last two years whilst writing this & I hope you can dance and relate to these stories. It’s all for you, always xx.”

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Peer Support Space’s 1-Year Anniversary & Open House!

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Peer Support Space is turning 1! In one year, we have been able to provide 3,000 individuals with free mental health support! What better way to celebrate than joining us at Central Florida’s very first Peer Drop-In Center and Respite Open House?

Come tour the space, enjoy some light bites, and live music! All ages welcome.

Interested? Register here!

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Lotus

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About: Lotus is a group led by and for the Asian LGBTQ+ community in Central Florida, aiming to forge connections by creating a space to share stories and experiences, form friendships, and discuss topics revolving around the Asian LGBTQ+ community as well as bond over favorite foods! You don’t need to share to attend; your role as a supportive listener is equally important.

Click here for more information!

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Project No Labels launches mental health initiative

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ST. PETERSBURG | Project No Labels (PNL) officially began its mental health initiative “Dear Self, You Are Worth It” Jan. 6, designed to make mental wellness attainable for all.

The nonprofit’s pilot program is a collaboration with Dr. Katie Schubert, a licensed mental health counselor and board certified sex therapist in Florida. She is also a nationally certified counselor and has worked with private practice clients since 2015 on a myriad of subjects, specializing in sex and gender therapy.

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Butterfly Talks

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When & Where?  

1st & 3rd Wednesday every month from 6:30-8:00 PM

507 E. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 

For Who? All Trans individuals and LGBTQ+ Women

About: A safe place to build friendships and a sense of community among questioning, lesbian, multiple-gender loving, queer woman and all transgender individuals.

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Peer Support Space’s 1-Year Anniversary & Open House!

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Peer Support Space is turning 1! In one year, we have been able to provide 3,000 individuals with free mental health support! What better way to celebrate than joining us at Central Florida’s very first Peer Drop-In Center and Respite Open House?

Come tour the space, enjoy some light bites, and live music! All ages welcome.

Interested? Register here!

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The Last Page: Abbie Rolf

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The Last Page is dedicated to individuals who are making a positive impact on the LGBTQ community in Central Florida and Tampa Bay.

This issue, we check in with Healing Village owner, mental health counselor and PFLAG St. Pete President Abbie Rolf from Tampa Bay. Keep an eye on this space to learn more about the movers and shakers of your community.

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Lighthouse offers a beacon to LGBTQ teens in Connecticut

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GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) | When Joe Belisle was growing up in the 1970s, there were no support groups or resources for teenagers questioning their sexuality. So, he and other teens made what they thought was the safest decision—they remained under the radar and hid their identities.

For Belisle, a gay teenager growing up in a devout Catholic household in Hadley, Mass., coming out could have invited physical or verbal violence, or exclusion from his family and religious community.

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