After embracing my authentic self during the span of an academic year, I packed my bags to head home — and, with my clothes, conditionally put away a part of myself.
Atlanta has numerous opportunities for queer teens to feel valued, whether that means hanging, getting accessible health care or finding housing.
Dear Black Men, First, I just want to say that I am one of you. I thrive off of being surrounded by other Black men in any capacity. So this critique of us, includes myself.
The disconnect between what we heard in sex education class and what we see was something we wished to change. So, we conducted multiple interviews, trying to find some insight into the issue of sex education in Georgia.
“What do you take medicine for, Kaleb?” Everyone darted their eyes my way. “I have HIV.” I had swallowed all that stigma along with my pill.
Without the support of a family or guardian, homeless LGBTQ youth are alone in the world, and it is unbelievable how difficult life becomes.
Though Atlanta’s pride month is in October, along with National Coming Out Day, which falls on Oct. 11, think of this playlist as the soundtrack to your incredibly gay month in June.
This was not a suicide attempt. This was the precursor. This was the consideration. I should’ve called a helpline. Or texted. Or called my psychiatrist. I should’ve done something to help me recover.
A Wednesday night, during a dinner date with procrastination
Scrolling through YouTube aimlessly when a Buzzfeed video
in my recommended reads, “People Try Kylie Jenner’s Ramen.”
I am asking allies to take action. The reason hateful legislation like North Carolina’s HB 142 “compromise bill” is being allowed to pass through our government is due to lack of education and the failure of moderate individuals to stand up for social justice.