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The Importance of Pronoun Inclusivity in Psychiatry

April 21, 2024 /

At Bright Futures Psychiatry, we uphold a stance of inclusivity and respect for all individuals, including those who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community. One of the key aspects of fostering an inclusive environment is understanding and respecting people’s chosen pronouns (Pronoun Inclusivity). What are Pronouns? Pronouns are words that we use to refer to someone…

LGBTQ+ & Discrimination and Stigma. A diverse group of individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, each with unique expressions of their identity, coming together in solidarity.

LGBTQ+ & Discrimination and Stigma

March 8, 2024 /

As an advocate deeply committed to supporting the mental health of the LGBTQ+  community, I find inspiration in addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals within  this diverse and vibrant group. The journey towards mental well-being for LGBTQ+  individuals often intertwine with both personal and societal struggles, and understanding  these challenges is essential for fostering…

What is a Queer-Affirming Provider

What is a Queer-Affirming Provider?

November 5, 2020 /

What does Queer mean? The word “queer” used to be an insult towards people who are not heterosexual, and was most often used against gay men. The first definition listed in most dictionaries for the word “queer” is “strange, odd, or unusual”; so it was often used as a derogatory slur. At first it was…