Childhood Trauma Effects Often Persist Into 50s and Beyond

By Emily Gurnon , PBS Next Avenue/New America Media

PAUL, Minn.–The responses to an open-ended online survey question were heart-wrenching.

“Those five years ruined everything. My self-identity is sad, melancholic, shy, retiring and angry… never content or at peace.”

“It has hampered me …

Embody – In Case Of Emergency

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

The women in my family have worked in the medical field as support staff for generations. We know so many of the ways the human body can fail, can fracture, and can be forgotten to death. …

Planned Parenthood Stands with LGBTQ People

By Austin Lea, PQ Guest Ink

The past few years have seen extraordinary progress on LGBTQ rights in this country. This progress is rooted in the same principles that underlie reproductive rights: that politicians should not get to decide what you …

Mother’s Love The Ultimate Intimacy

By Suzanne Deakins, GLAPN

Many years ago I was very focused on the roles of the binary genders. A marriage that was failing and loving my neighbor (a woman) was driving me to divide my mind. I kept feeling if I …

#ProudQueer Wedding 2016 Edition

This wedding edition, we at PQ Monthly wanted to do something a little different. This year we wanted to celebrate you, your engagements, weddings, and our victory as it relates to marriage in the eyes of the law in the …