10 Tips and Pieces of Advice for Coming Out as LGBTQ

People always like to ask, “When did you first realize you were gay?” That answer changes depending on the day. Sometimes, it seems like I always knew in the back of my mind. And other times it feels like something that didn’t really become a thought until puberty hit.

But this is an article specifically about coming out and for me, that happened in 2006, the year after I graduated college. It wasn’t a premeditated decision. I was chatting with my best girlfriend in a park in New York City and honestly, it kind of spilled out while we were

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We Could All Use This Therapist’s Advice Right Now

It’s been an anxiety-inducing week—not least for the restaurant industry, which has seen closures and job losses on an unprecedented scale. By now, you’ve hopefully supported your favorite restaurants by purchasing gift cards or merch, and donating to hospitality non-profits. But what about the mental health of the workers affected? Many restaurant employees already face limited access to healthcare, despite being a population uniquely vulnerable to issues like addiction and anxiety, and right now, those resources may seem farther than ever. That’s why former food writer Melody Li, now a therapist, launched a network of therapists offering reduced-fee teletherapy

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