Entries by Jerry Wood

LGBTQIA Dating Violence and Sexual Assault: What are my options at a religious university with Title IX exemptions?

By Eleanor, loveisrespect Advocate You may be aware that Title IX is a law that protects students in federally-funded schools from sex discrimination. However, some religiously-affiliated* colleges and universities have Title IX exemptions, meaning they do not have to comply fully with the law. This can create barriers to safety for students who experience dating abuse or […]

Journaling Tips for Survivors of Abuse and Trauma

By Michelle, loveisrespect Advocate  If you talk with one of our advocates, they may recommend keeping a journal as part of your emotional safety plan, since journaling can help you clarify your thoughts and feelings, gain perspective on a situation, and solve problems more effectively. But what exactly is journaling? The truth is that journaling can look different for everyone, and […]

Dating In the Closet

By LIR Advocate No matter what your sexual orientation is, dating can be complicated! There’s so much stuff to learn: like your new love interest’s favorite food, music and artists. But if you or the person/people you’re dating are in the closet–-meaning, not open about your sexual orientation or gender identity, for whatever reason–things can get even […]