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Why LGBT Specific Care

Founded in 1986, with over 14,000 graduates, PRIDE Institute is the nation’s first and leading provider of residential treatment programs and outpatient treatment programs devoted to treating substance abuse and mental health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Studies suggest that up to 33% of the LGBT population have difficulty controlling their drug or alcohol use. When you are recovering from addiction or mental health issues, you already have enough to deal with, your sexuality shouldn’t be viewed as another one of your problems.

At PRIDE Institute, gay is understood; being LGBT is the norm not the exception. Our highly trained and skilled staff understands your issues and will help you live a happy, healthy life as a proud LGBT person. We can offer you hope to overcome your addiction and live the life you want.

| Alcohol Abuse & Addiction || Metham- phetamine Addiction || Opioid Addiction || Medically Managed Withdrawal || Sexual Compulsivity Sex Addiction |

Transgender Remembrance Day

Transgender Remembrance Day

  "The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice." Gwendolyn Ann Smith The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate, Gwendolyn Ann Smith, as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all of the many, transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. (glaad.org) We are a community of LGBTQ individuals that tend to be looked as a whole, not as separate and unique communities, each with their own voices that need to be heard. Transgender Remembrance Day is a day that remembers those voices from the transgender community that never had a chance to be heard and gives everyone a chance as a community to come together to reflect on why these voices were taken from our community too soon. Although each community is separate and unique, we are still bound together with compassion, love and understanding for each community within this LGBTQ rainbow. How do we, as a whole, present a united front and help to give sound to those voices that have been so wrongly silenced? One voice that has sounded loudly within the community has been Leslie Feinberg. Leslie was an author of many books and a true historian of LGBTQ culture. Leslie was known best for ze’s wonderful book "Stone Butch Blues". Leslie lost ze’s battle with an ongoing illness this past year and will be greatly missed. Leslie was quoted as saying “You're more than just neither, honey. There's other ways to be than either-or. It's not so simple. Otherwise there wouldn't be so many people who don't fit.” Leslie insisted ze’s voice be heard, despite rampant discrimination and bigotry. Leslie provided hope for the voices of the unheard. We challenge you to find a way to use your voice today. Whether it be an act of advocacy, volunteering at your favorite organization, an act of kindness, or providing someone with a smile. Find a way to use your voice to help others. Listed below are those who have had their voices taken from them within the past year simply because of who they were. The list is long and difficult to read. Be a voice of awareness for those who can no longer be heard. http://tdor.info This list is just the reported lives lost and does not include those lives lost to suicide. Today is not just about remembering lives lost, it is about respecting those living. Many memorial services will be held across the country tonight.  To find a service near you go to the webpage[...]

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