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Learning Different Is Not A Disability

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If a kid spaces out or doesn’t complete all of his work, does that mean they have a learning disability? Or are they just being a kid? I’ve been a tutor to my friend’s little brother for half a year now. Like any other nine year old, he prefers playing than sitting down to do…

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So Over The Rainbow

When I found out SCOTUS ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, I was bursting with excitement; so much so that I broke into a little happy dance and felt a twinge of American pride. But I also know the reality of this landmark decision: the fight for actual factual equality ain’t over yet. Not by a long shot.


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Trans Teen Longs For True Pride

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I’m Latino-American and I grew up watching a lot of telenovelas with my mom. The only transgender character I ever saw on these soap operas was murdered when she was outed to her ex-boyfriend. For a while, that was all I knew, and I remember worrying, “Is this how I’m going to end up?” I…


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Charleston Teen Reflects On Racism In The Spotlight

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Growing up a black teen in the south, dealing with racism was a regular part of life. Like the time an older white lady told me I was the second funniest black person she knew. Uh, thanks. Or the day a white kid at my school called me over to his lunch table and asked if I sold weed. No, I said. Why would you think that? Well, because you’re black, he said.

How Local Queers Are Making Space For Themselves In Hip-Hop

By: Mariah Smith On April 29, Cal State Long beach showcased Queer Hip-Hop Uncensored– an introduction to California-based queer emcees– just in time for the biggest gay event of the city, Long Beach Pride. “It’s an awesome opportunity for us to show people that there are LGBTQ+ artists because I think it’s so important that we…