Category: Equality

The Challenges of being a Male Advocate

I have been a sexual assault victim advocate for 9 years and a proud supporter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Helping people cultivate change is very important to me. However, being a male advocate in this field is very challenging. Therefore, I wanted to write this blog to help current and future male advocates.

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Recognize What You Love | An Attitude For Gratitude

The world would be a better place if we focused on things that we love, instead of what hate or dislike. That is why I highly recommend you develop an attitude for gratitude. Here are just a few things to consider: I love people regardless of their gender. I love people regardless of their age.

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LGBT Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month (or LGBTQ+) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. [This blog was updated: June 12, 2019] To read about the full story: https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month Every year the LGBT community is

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Don’t Apologize for Your Originality

Regardless if people disagree with your lifestyle, your hobbies, your likes, your dislikes, your character, and even if your personality — don’t you dare apologize for your originality. It doesn’t matter if you’re: a man, a woman, weird, popular, religious, an atheist, white, black, straight, LGBTQ, a hard worker, a lazy individual, short, or tall

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The Real Version of You Doesn’t Require a Filter

With the popularity of social media platforms such as: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn–we are now seeing an epidemic of people using filters to hide their identity. Although fake profiles/accounts are a real issue, that is not the purpose of this blog. This blog is about the real version of you. For some reason, both

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2018 SAAPM 5k Color Run/Walk Event

Yesterday I had the honor of co-hosting our 3rd annual Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) 5k Color Run/Walk Event at Rickenbacker (Columbus), Ohio. This was a joint operation that involved four branches of services. Reference my post: SAAPM 2018 for additional information about Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. This event was designed

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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) – 2018

As a long-time Victim Advocate (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), I cannot begin to express how important this month is to the advocacy community. This is our opportunity to honor survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault, as well as victims of sexual harassment. This field is extremely challenging due to the ongoing shift

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