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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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