Xerophytes: Extreme Plants of The Desert

Join us for Xerophytes: Extreme Plants of The Desert In this continuation of our xerophytes lecture, we’ll focus on unique varieties of plants that have evolved to thrive in some of the most extreme areas of the world: our deserts. From the slowest growing plants on the planet, to epiphytic cacti that make their homes in trees, you will leave with a new understanding of desert life. $45 ticket includes 2 cocktails, and a rare desert plant to take home! Please follow and like us:

Exploring Substance Use and Mental Health for Transgender Youth: Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses

Spring 2019 Cain Lecture Exploring Substance Use and Mental Health for Transgender Youth: Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Speaker Phyllis Raynor, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, APRN, will explore the intersection of substance use, mental health conditions, and associated health risks for transgender youth in the United States. She will provide practical recommendations for primary care providers regarding culturally appropriate, compassionate, evidence-informed practices for engaging transgender youth and their families to promote greater well-being for all youth, regardless of gender identity. Please follow and like us:

Improving Health for All of Us in Baltimore and Beyond

Are you a Baltimore resident who identifies as African-American/Black, Hispanic, and/or LGBTQIA? Join the University of Maryland School of Nursing for a FREE event to learn more about a National Institutes of Health-funded national research program seeking to gather important health information from 1 million+ people in the United States. The anonymous data will help scientists prevent and treat illnesses for generations to come. FREE light breakfast served at 9 a.m. and lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Learn more: JoinAllOfUs.org/together | Questions? Contact Kristen Rawlett at krawlett@umaryland.edu or 410-706-3906. Please follow and like us:

The Vagina Dialogues

The Vagina Dialogues: An Immersive and Interactive Vagina-Centered Experience Our expert panel will answer your questions about sex, hygiene, vaginoplasty, and more! Panelists TBA FREE! *open to people with vaginas, people who interact with vaginas, and people who would like to know more about having one* Please follow and like us:

Amid Outbreaks in Other Cities, Baltimore LGBT Community Urged to Get VACCINATED Against Hepatitis A

Baltimore health authorities are urging local gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against hepatitis A following reports of outbreaks of the disease among LGBT communities in other cities nationwide. A highly contagious disease, hep A causes a variety of symptoms which can last a few weeks in mild cases, to a few months in more severe cases. It can be prevented through a widely available vaccination. We asked Dr. Sebastian Ruhs, director of Chase Brexton’s Infectious Diseases Center of Excellence, to provide some details on hep A and how to get vaccinated. Please follow and like us:

Therapy Not For Me, You Say!

As the nation’s, indeed the world’s, attention has been on mental health, I want to focus on just what therapy/counseling is. I often hear people say: “I haven’t done this before; how does it go?” We do not ask this question if we have a toothache and have to go to the dentist, do we? Please follow and like us:

The LGBT Health Resource Center’s Best Tips of 2017

The past year has seen amazing growth at The LGBT Health Resource Center, as we’ve launched many new programs, new support groups, and new services to help members of our community live their happiest, healthiest lives. Before we move on to all the exciting things in store in 2018, we wanted to take a moment to recap some of our favorite tips we’ve provided here in OUTLoud over the last 12 months. From all of us at The LGBT Health Resource Center and Chase Brexton Health Care, best wishes for a happy, joyous, and healthy New Year! Please follow and […]

Simple, Healthy Changes for 2018

New year, new you Dear Readers, Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions. When a person can’t stick with the changes they planned – which is what usually happens – they may feel like a double failure. Not only are they continuing the behavior they meant to change, they also have been unable to keep their commitment. Considering this, my first thought was that maybe we should swear off the whole idea of New Year’s resolutions. But on second thought, it would be a shame not to make good use of the motivation for positive change that many people feel […]

2018-Mea Culpa…Not!

So here comes another year, 2018, once we got through the reviews, the best and the worst of 2017 on media of all forms, social, visual and print. In the spirit of embarking on a new calendar and perhaps in spite of it, I plead guilty that I will not follow some of the traditional approaches to this event. Please follow and like us: