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Facing internalized homophobia

Facing internalized homophobia
How MVHS students and teachers deal with internalized homophobia
February 7, 2020
How MVHS students and teachers deal with internalized homophobia

Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated
How I use playlists to commemorate my relationships
May 20, 2019

To this day, I can see his face clearly; his skin glistens in the sun and his cheeks look so soft. His long curls frame his face perfectly, and I can’t help but be reminded of a puppy. It’s funny,...

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’
April 11, 2018

Going into the theater, I didn’t expect much out of “Love, Simon.” The movie had been all over social media, advertised as a progressive rom-com about a closeted gay high school student. It looked...

Speaking out of the closet

Speaking out of the closet
May 31, 2017

i, my name is Nate. I’m a junior, 17 years old, I go by he/him pronouns, and uh — I’m gay.” That last part was so hard for me to get comfortable with, probably because I hadn’t said it out...

A piece of me: coming out as gay

A piece of me: coming out as gay
December 7, 2016

or as long as I can remember, I’ve felt different. It wasn’t until seventh or eighth grade that I realized why. It took me years to finally accept it, to stop living in denial. But now, I’m ready...

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