Supports for Trans Youth and Their Families (and a few words for everybody else)
It's been less than a year since I wrote a blog post like this.
What's An Abortion, Anyway? An Interview with Children's Book Author Carly Manes
I'm closeted and my sister is homophobic -- is there a way to save our relationship?
My sister and I have never really gotten along. My nerdy and analytical personality has contrasted her affectionate and sensitive one for our entire lives. Though our relationship has never been perfect, everything's spiraled downhill since she enrolled in a local all-girls' Catholic school....
Dating During the Pandemic: Tips for Young People Who Are Living at Home
What I Didn’t Know About Having a Queer Daughter
How do I deal with my overprotective parents?
So I’m 16 years old, and my parents are so overprotective of me, since I’m a petite female. Even before the whole COVID-19 situation, I couldn't go anywhere without my parents or my older brothers. When my brothers were my age, they could go hang out with friends without parents. And I can’t!...
Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
When Worlds Collide: Dating and Dealing With Parents
Scarleteen Confidential: Beyond Birds & Bees
Bonnie Rough echoes many comprehensive sex educators in her assertion that it is often adult discomfort with the idea of children being sexual beings, or an inability to see things like nudity in a non-sexual light, that drives the way they interact with children’s sexuality. She’s honest about the ways in which she, and many other well-meaning parents, can be so focused on how they can prevent negative outcomes of sex that they inadvertently reinforce harmful, sex-negative messages. She poses an alternate question for parents to ponder in place of merely thinking about how to prevent negative outcomes: what are my hopes and dreams for my children in their sexual lives?