The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Facing internalized homophobia

Facing internalized homophobia

Collin Qian and Alyssa Hui February 8, 2020
How MVHS students and teachers deal with internalized homophobia
Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated

Ayah Ali-Ahmad 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’

Nathan Stevens 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

Nathan Stevens 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

Nathan Stevens 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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