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The Experience of Existing in a Multicultural Family

As the melting pot of this country deepens, more multicultural families are being created though biology, adoption and blended marriages. But one aspect of multicultural families is that often, a parent or a child can feel a physical or cultural difference from the rest of their family that can sometimes feel isolating.... read more

5 Key Things to Understand About Minority Mental Health Awareness

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, so we want to take some time to highlight some of the struggles of minorities suffering from mental illness. Increasing understanding of the needs of diverse populations can help to educate providers, decrease stigma, and help improve access to mental community healthcare.... read more

5 Summer Activities that Promote Parenting With a Purpose

July is Purposeful Parenting Month, designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Since kids are off from school, parents can open the dialogue and have meaningful discussions around many important issues. Together, parents and children can learn how to communicate better and enjoy fun activities.... read more

Why NYC Is the Epicenter of Drag Culture

For Pride Month and beyond, NYXT chose to examine the history of drag culture in conjunction with our partners at New York’s LGBT Center. On the heels of the wildly successful season nine finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race, what was previously subversive is now more popular than ever. According to drag icon and Drag Race host RuPaul, in these turbulent times, we need drag “now more than ever.” Because of this city’s “everything goes” nature, New York City and drag go hand in hand.... read more

Health Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer in the Health Organizations of Manhattan

For those interested in the field of health, volunteering is a great way to get your feet wet and learn what it takes to work at a prominent organization. So for the health volunteer opportunities of New York City, read on.... read more

Early LGBT History in NYC - Key Events That Shaped Our City Before Stonewall

June is Pride month here in New York City, which is a time to celebrate and to reflect on the people and events that have helped to further LGBT rights and shape the community’s culture. Most of these events and figures are not documented as well as Stonewall, but their contribution to human rights and the LGBT community made an incredible impact.... read more

LGBT NYC: 5 Events to Attend to Celebrate Pride Month

Now that Gay Pride Month is upon us, it’s time to celebrate sexual diversity and gender expression. There are a multitude of events in New York City for all ages and interests to promote inclusiveness in every sense of the word.The events culminate in the best Pride Parade at the end of the month, but don’t wait to wave your rainbow flag, here are five of the LGBT NYC Gay Pride events you won’t want to miss.... read more

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