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Publicly Private provides a highly confidential avenue to assist LGBTQIA+ individuals throughout their life-long journey.

Our Purpose is to move the world forward with inspiration, acceptance, and understanding; reaching under-served communities and individuals, giving strength and encouragement, to ultimately shape change.

+No matter your identification, you have a home.

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What is Publicly Private?

Publicly Private is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and plus (LGBTQIA+) communities by providing a safe space and various services. Our virtual LGBTQIA+ community center offers support through counseling, advocacy, education, and sexual health resources, catering to the unique needs and issues concerning the LGBTQIA+ community. We house a diverse and discreet set of resources, which aid in fostering a sense of security and affirmation.

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First Virtual LGBTQIA+ Center in Tennessee
Free LGBTQIA+ Resource Center
An LGBTQIA+ Safe Space
Your assistant and guide to the LGBTQIA+ world

ENGAGING WITH PUBLICLY PRIVATE: A VIRTUAL LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER

Engaging with Publicly Private is critical for LGBTQIA+ needing support and a vital endeavor for any ally seeking awareness. Our three resource programs Explore, Venture, and Strengthen help aid the LGBTQIA+ and their allies in a variety of ways. 



EXPLORE = LGBTQIA+ Educational Hub


VENTURE = LGBTQIA+ Sexual Health Resource Center


STRENGTHEN  = LGBTQIA+ Therapy Center



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Private Side, a secure members only platform, offers a confidential aid for LGBTQIA+ individuals seeking resources. It is your gateway for support, empowerment, and education, no matter your identification.

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Publicly Private is a +Home
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Your involvement—whether through donations, volunteer work, or sharing our mission—helps us uphold our promise that "+No Matter Your Identification, You Have a Home". Together, we can make a difference.

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Every nonprofit needs a you. Through giving, you become an integral part of our inclusive community, actively shaping a better future for all. Your support is not just a gift! - it’s a powerful statement of unity and change.
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Join us today as a volunteer and become a catalyst for a change. Your skills and passion can make a profound impact, fostering inclusivity and support in our community. Step forward, engage, and together, let’s shape a brighter future with every positive action.
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Join us in spreading the word about Publicly Private, a lifeline for the LGBTQIA+ community offering support and empowerment. Help us expand our reach by sharing our mission and online platform on social media and with loved ones. Remember, every share brings us closer to a world where everyone feels at home, regardless of their identity.

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HAPPENINGS

Publicly Private hosts a variety of informational and fundraising events throughout the year. Join us at our next Happening to learn more about how our virtual LGBTQIA+ center is changing the way LGBTQIA+ individuals seek support.

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EXPLORE

LGBTQIA+ INSPIRATION AND EDUCATION

Explore is a beacon of knowledge and empowerment for the LGBTQIA+ community, providing an inclusive and supportive platform where members can educate themselves and grow. Working to dispel the trial-and-error learning often faced by our community, Explore offers informative and credible content that encompasses all aspects of LGBTQIA+ life - from culture and community, to health and wellness. Through the use of inclusive language, repetition, direct address, and calls to action, we strive to foster a sense of belonging and understanding. Join us on this journey of discovery, growth, and celebration of the diverse tapestry that is the LGBTQIA+ community.

History

A Brief LGBTQ History of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People

Explore the LGBTQ history in the United States and not only, from the gay liberation movement to the fight for equal rights and same-sex marriage. Learn about the milestones of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

Kollyn Conrad
2/21/24

Identity

Understanding Aromanticism: A Deep Dive into this Lesser-Known Aspect of the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum

Join us as we explore the world of aromanticism, a lesser-known aspect of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Learn about the experiences, challenges and diverse identities within the aromantic community and how you can support them.

Kollyn Conrad
2/20/24

Identity

How Do I Know If I Am Trans? Understanding Transgender And Nonbinary Identities From A To Z

Struggling to understand your gender identity? It’s ok not to know, or to be questioning your gender identity. Learn about transgender, nonbinary, and cisgender identities and how to navigate questioning your gender.

Kollyn Conrad
2/1/24

Dating

TOP-15 Best LGBTQIA+ Date Ideas in 2024 from Publicly Private

Explore the top 10 best LGBTQIA+ date ideas for 2024 and learn how to impress your partner with creative and adventurous dates. Whether it's a first date or beyond, we've got you covered! It's also perfect for the second and the third date.

Kollyn Conrad
2/14/24

Dating

11 LGBT & Queer Dating Tips: Pieces of Dating Advice

Looking for expert LGBT & queer dating tips for texting, spotting red flags & relationship advice? Check this article! Get tips to help navigate same-sex dating with compassion and start dating properly.

Kollyn Conrad
2/14/24

Coming Out

Questioning your sexuality is okay: Know your sexuality or sexual orientation better

How to find your sexuality? Questioning your orientation is completely normal. Learn more about different sexual orientations and embrace your own identity and sexual feelings. Don't be confused about your sexuality.

Kollyn Conrad
2/6/24

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HIV & AIDS

World AIDS Day 2023: Combating HIV/AIDS Misunderstandings Together with Publicly Private

Join the global commemoration on World AIDS Day 2023. Unite to combat HIV/AIDS misunderstandings. Show support and empower those living with HIV.

Kollyn Conrad
11/24/23

Mental Health

LGBTQIA+ and Mental Health: Addressing the Unique Challenges

The LGBTQIA+ community faces unique challenges when it comes to mental health. It is crucial to address these challenges and create inclusive and supportive spaces for their mental well-being. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), LGBTQIA+ individuals are at a higher risk of experiencing mental health issues due to factors such as discrimination, stigma, and societal pressures.

Roberto Bojorquez
11/15/23

Transgender Care

Transgender Rights and Health Care: The Current Landscape

In today's society, inclusivity and support for all individuals should be a cornerstone of our healthcare system. However, the transgender community still faces significant hurdles when it comes to accessing quality healthcare. Legislation and policies affecting transgender health care play a vital role in shaping the current landscape, but discrimination continues to have a profound impact on this vulnerable population. Let's explore transgender rights and health care.

Roberto Bojorquez
9/1/23

GENERAL FAQ

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What LGBTQIA+ resources does Publicly Private offer me?

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We are a virtual LGBT Center that offers the following resources to the community:

Explore serves as your educational hub, delivering insightful articles on culture, community, and health, promoting awareness and understanding within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Venture provides discreet, judgment-free sexual health resources and services, including prophylactics, screenings, and PrEP, complete with professional virtual consultations for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Strengthen offers a supportive, safe space for open discussions and group therapy sessions, fostering mental resilience within the LGBTQIA+ community and their loved ones.

How does Publicly Private support the needs of transgender community?

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At Publicly Private, we stand as firm advocates for equality, passionately championing inclusive policies that uplift and support the transgender community. We also give space for educational and awareness tools, discrimination free sexual health resources, and places of affirmation.

What is the importance of Publicly Private as an LGBT Resource Center?

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Publicly Private is more than just an LGBT Resource Center - we are a beacon of hope, a space of solace, and a community of support. We stand strong as a testament to the importance of inclusivity, equality, and acceptance in society.

At Publicly Private, we firmly believe that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserves the right to live freely, openly, and respectfully. Our role as an LGBT Resource Center is pivotal in making this belief a reality. We provide resources that are free from discrimination and prejudice, creating a safe sanctuary for those who may otherwise feel isolated or misunderstood.

We understand that the journey towards self-discovery and acceptance can be challenging, often marked by fear and uncertainty. That's why we're here, to guide you, to uplift you, and to provide you with the resources you need. Be it health services, educational resources, or support groups, our services are designed to cater to the unique needs of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Accessibility is at the heart of what we do. We strive to ensure that our resources are available to all, irrespective of their location, economic status, or background. Because we believe that support, understanding, and acceptance should know no boundaries.

We don't just stop at providing resources. We actively work towards fostering a sense of community among our members. A place where you can find others who share similar experiences, where you can learn from each other, and grow together. Because we believe that there is strength in unity, and together we can create a world that celebrates diversity.

How can I keep updated with Publicly Private?

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You may stay update with all things Publicly Private by subscribing to our email list and following us on social media. See this page's footer to get started!

Why do I need to create a Private Side account to use Publicly Private's resources?

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In order to keep our resources secure, we require users set up an account. This helps us maintain an interference free space built for LGBTQIA+ acceptance. In addition, it allows us to guide users to the support they seek.

How can the bisexual community use Publicly Private?

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The Bi+ community, including pansexual, panromantic, and others,  have a unique set of needs when maintaining their well-being. Our resources were built around providing assistance regardless of your identification. A bisexual person can benefit from our resources by learning more about their identification, using our sexual health tools, or joining a group therapy session for affirmation.

How can I support Publicly Private's operations?

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1) Give- help keep our vital resources free for the LGBTQIA+ community by donating.
2) Set Up- volunteer to help move our mission forward.
3) Shout Out- help spread the word about or resources for the LGBTQIA+ community.