The Vatican Rejects Gender Fluidity – Health Education Article

By Madison Hill-Glover, 19, Contributor June 25, 2019 Recently, the Vatican published a document that said that people can’t choose their gender. This is accurate. Gender identity is about how a person feels inside and for some people, this does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. For some, it is more fluid. However, the Vatican is also insisting that someone’s gender identity—which, again, is not chosen—should match their biological sex or sex assigned at birth. They reject…

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Pride Month and Health Care Rights for All – Health Education Article

By Parth Thakkar, 16, Staff Writer June 10, 2019 It’s LGBTQ Pride Month! It’s also the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, a series of spontaneous demonstrations against a police raid of a gay bar in Manhattan. This was what sparked the first celebration of Pride Month, which has been an opportunity each June for people across the globe to come together, celebrate and show their support for LGBTQ rights, culture and community. It’s also a period to peacefully protest…

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The Prom Gives LGBTQ Teens Their Own Prom – Health Education Article

By Isabella Gonzalez, 18, Staff Writer May 23, 2019 Prom culture is a huge part of high school, and the prom is a classic event that’s often romanticized in cheesy teen-centered films. Being a hopeless romantic that grew up on said films, prom was one of the first things on my mind when I approached junior year. When I told my dad that I wanted to go to junior prom with my girlfriend last year, his first concern was whether…

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Celebrating Pansexual Awareness and Visibility Day – Health Education Article

By Carley Campbell, 18, Staff Writer May 24, 2019 May 24th marks Pansexual Awareness and Visibility Day. Yay! Created on Tumblr in 2015, it means a lot to people like me who identify as pansexual. This day matters because pansexuality is an important part of the LGBTQ rainbow. Pansexuality is not well known to everyone. As someone who identifies as pansexual, I feel it’s important to help clarify what it is and isn’t. So what does the term “pansexual” mean?…

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