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An assortment of contraceptives such as Plan B and condoms provided by Planned Parenthood Generation Action BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Lack of sex education in GOP states puts students at risk

Sunjae Lee March 24, 2024
Although it may be a cliche, there is some truth to the trope 'it takes a village to raise a child' — whether it be through teachers, pediatricians, athletic coaches or politicians who create laws directly affecting youth.
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Poster for Netflixs Heartstopper Kit Conner (left) and Joe Locke (right) as Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring. Season two of the hit show has NETFLIX

“Heartstopper” Season 2: predictions for what’s to come

Jenna Zaza May 1, 2023
The streaming service and “Heartstopper” author and screenwriter Alice Oseman posted the announcement on their Instagram accounts on April 24. While fans wait eagerly to see their favorite Brits on the screen again, here are some predictions for season two.  
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A scene from Run On (top left), Nevertheless (top right), Mine (bottom left) and Squid Games (bottom right. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

The increased representation of queer relationships in K-Dramas

Jenna Zaza March 21, 2023
In recent years, there has been a trend of increased representation of LGBTQ+ relationships in Korean dramas, or K-dramas. South Korea is traditionally an extremely conservative country, but this trend may be showing a shift in attitudes toward the queer community.
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Six short books to read this year

Jenna Zaza February 18, 2023
Instead of waiting for the beginning of a new month to start anew, begin your reading journey now with these six short yet mighty books. 
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Netflix original series Heartstopper featuring Kit Connor and Joe Locke.

Prideful queer show “Heartstopper” has been renewed for two seasons

Jenna Zaza September 18, 2022
Netflix’s hit queer show “Heartstopper” was confirmed for two additional seasons at the end of its successful first season with a 100% tomato score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 97% audience rating.
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Roe v. Wade’s defeat continues to wreak havoc months later

Anya Marquardt and Christine Kelley August 10, 2022
#OPINION: Abortion rights in America are taking a nosedive. In the month since Roe v. Wade’s defeat, states have put abortion on the ballot. Eleven states bar even rape and incest victims from getting abortions.
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Welcome flyer set up at ambulatory sites, in emergency rooms, and at registration desks, containing both the pride flag and gender flag in an effort to make LGBTQ+ patients more comfortable. PROVIDED BY ADAM GONZALEZ

Stony Brook University Hospital named an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

Lori Saxena April 27, 2022
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) was named an “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” for 2022 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
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Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill draws strong responses

Jennifer Ojilere March 11, 2022
The Florida State Legislature passed the divisive "Don't Say Gay" measure, which limits what may be taught in classrooms about sexual orientation and gender identity. Activists have slammed the move, alleging that it will harm queer youth.
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Sending a message and being ghosted  PHOTO COURTESY OF Claire Bracken

Fellow gays, let’s stop ghosting each other

Mike Gaisser August 29, 2021
#OPINION: It’s common knowledge that ghosting is common, especially in the gay dating world. However, it shouldn’t be normalized anymore. 
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Why newsrooms must reflect the public in order to properly serve it

Steven Keehner April 17, 2021
#OPINION: I preached how transparency was the way of the future for the industry, so I would be a hypocrite if I failed to mention how, as an opinion writer, I didn't do my last piece justice.
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Queer love is important to see on the big screen

Lajiere Blake March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Films about queer relationships are necessary, but representation is only a fraction of the work society must do. It’s important to ensure changes translate over to the real world and aren’t just relegated to a screen.
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Hookup culture liberates us in more ways than one

Xenia Gonikberg March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Thanks to more relaxed attitudes toward sex and sexuality, "hook-up culture" - casual sex without emotional intimacy - has become more common among teens and young adults.
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