It's an unfortunate truth that depression is pretty common among those who don't fit into the traditional view of gender and/or sexuality. By way of example, note that I am not fishing for sympathy, I can say that I have seriously contemplated suicide three times in the last fifteen years. So, since we all get visited by the dark and gloomy clouds that sometimes seem to hang around forever, I thought it'd be nice to start a thread about what we all do to kick depression right in the butt.
My greatest resource for chasing away the stormclouds is comedy. Nothing hits the spot quite like a hilarious movie or tv show, a good stand-up comedian, or a humorous manga. Comedian-wise, I'm rather partial to Gabriel Iglesias. I don't really have any comedy movies, though I've given serious though to buying the Ted dvd, but tv-wise I've got plenty of Big Bang Theory, Venture Brothers, and some Pinky & the Brain to keep me doubled over laughing instead of curled up in despair. Manga-wise, Negima is always good for a laugh.
Another thing I find that usually helps is inspirational material. I find the new run of the tv-show Cosmos is suaully good for some of this. So is star-gazing. Just about anything that reminds me that the elements that comprise us and our world were forged in the hearts of distant stars, and that we're all children of the universe tends to be sort of solemnly uplifting for me.
So, what about the rest of you?