Op-Eds

It kicks in to protect you, makes you stop and consider all your options, alerts you to possible danger when a situation doesn't feel right. It’s instinct. All humans experience these internal alarms, and when you’re young you typically ask a trusted adult for guidance. Yet, for many LGBTQ+ youth it can be hard to know who to turn to or where they are safe. Some have a strong support system, but many others are forced to navigate interpersonal relationships and life’s obstacles alone. To hide their true selves from the people they love or those who have influence over their educational or professional lives....




As sexually transmitted infection rates continue to rise, our state has a critical responsibility to expand teen access to potentially lifesaving care and resources, including free condoms...