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Dear President-elect Obama

Yesterday I wrote a letter to Obama talking about what I would like to see him do in his first 100 days in office.  You can write a letter too!  And I think you should. In fact, ask your kids if they want to write a letter too – most teenagers will be voting in …

The 2007 GLSEN National School Climate Survey

[This post written by guest blogger JustAnotherTeen] We live in a world where more and more people are accepting of alternative lifestyles. Yet students who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender still report very similar amounts of harassment and negative effects in school as they did in 1999. Recently, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight …

Students demanding sex ed

A particularly eloquent college student recently said to me something along the lines of, “I wish there was more sex education in schools, so there could be more safe, mind-blowing, toe-curling orgasms.”  Ah, youth and it’s optimism! I recently read about a group of Alaskan teenagers and young adults who want to increase sex education.  …

Racism and Relationships

[This post written by guest blogger JustAnotherTeen] I have just completed a summer program at the southeastern university that I will be attending starting next week. The program was a math refresher course for incoming freshmen, around 30 in total with four being a minority and four being female.  I have three suitemates, and since …

Homosexuality

I learned this week that I have no patience for people who are anti-homosexual.  Part of the issue is that I just don’t get it.  I just don’t understand why one person would have such strong feelings as to be “anti-” two women or two men being in a loving, sexual relationship.  Why all the …