Milk & Rivera: The Impact of LGBTQ+ Leaders on Our Nation

In the following blog post, I will discuss the lives, legacies, and impact of Harvey Milk and Sylvia Rivera, two individuals who pushed to make America more equitable for LGBTQ+ individuals. I chose to research these two individuals as they are icons in the push for LGBTQ+ rights in America. In both public office and … Continued

Myths Surrounding Sexual Reproductive Organs

  Hi, my name is Camryn and I’ll be discussing some myths surrounding sexual reproductive organs. A lot of young people are unsure about how their reproductive organs work and how sexual acts can impact the anatomy of the body after they occur. Sexual education in schools doesn’t teach kids the complete anatomical structure of … Continued

Sex Toys: Safety (Part 2 of 2)

  Hi again! I’m Cal (they/ze/zem/zir pronouns) and this is a continuation of my last post, where I discussed some common types of sex toys. In this post, I’ll tell you about some safe materials for sex toys, as well as some general safety tips. I’m also going to talk about the varieties of condoms … Continued

Sex Toys: Types of Sex Toys (Part 1 of 2)

Sex Toys: Different Types   Hello all! I’m Cal (they/ze/zem/zir pronouns), and this time around I’ll be discussing some common types of sex toys! There will be another post that talks about safe materials for sex toys, condoms, and lube, so make sure you check that out as well. Sex toys can be helpful in … Continued

A Guide To Teen Dating Violence 

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM).   What is Teen Dating Violence? Teen Dating Violence(TDV) is a type of intimate partner violence. It occurs between two people in a close relationship (CDC). Anyone can be a victim of abuse. Violence in relationships occurs when one person feels entitled to power and control over … Continued

Common Misconceptions and Myths About STIs

By Nessie, Youth Advisory Council member Myth 1: You will know if you have an sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD). No, that’s not always true. Myth 2: If I only have anal and oral sex, I can avoid getting an STI. Also, not true. Myth 3: Inseminating my partner will cure … Continued

The Asexual Spectrum

Hello there! My name is Amala, I use she/they pronouns, and today I’ll be talking about the asexual spectrum and what it means to be asexual! Back when I was in middle school and taking a sexual education class, there was one specific idea that was engraved in our heads at the start: “Sex is … Continued

Part 2: Transitioning

Greetings! I’m Cal (he/they/ze/hir pronouns) and I’ll be telling you a bit about gender transition. Transitioning, in the LGBTQ+ world, refers to when a person undergoes social, physical, legal, and other changes in order to feel more comfortable in their gender.     Gender dysphoria: To start, I’ll define gender dysphoria, which is the feeling of … Continued

The History of Sex Ed

Sex education is an important topic that impacts the lives of American youth, yet it isn’t a subject that is taken as seriously as it should be by both students or faculty. It is an important topic because it plays a vital and active role in the ways youth understand our bodies, sexuality, reproductive health, … Continued

Part 1: Basic Intro to Gender Transition

Greetings! Once again, I’m Cal (he, they, ze/hir), and this time around I’m going to talk about gender terminology and pronouns. Gender vs. Sex: In case you didn’t remember, a person’s sex is the genitalia they have — this can be penis and testes, vagina and ovaries, or a combination of those. A person is … Continued