Category Archive: LGBTQ teens

Jul 15 2014

BSLA’s 2014 First in the Family Humanist Scholars!

Elizabeth Hernandez

High dropout and push-out rates, mass incarceration, skyrocketing college fees, diminishing financial aid opportunities, lack of mentors, first in the family status:  these barriers to college access are especially acute for undocumented, homeless, foster care and LGBTQ youth of color. Black Skeptics Los Angeles proudly announces our 2014 First in the Family Humanist scholars and …

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Aug 01 2011

The Burdens of a Heterosexual

By Sean Smith As if it were yesterday I remember every time I would visit my father I was faced with the daunting task of answering his questions. These questions didn’t pertain to my recent academic progress but rather my perceived sexual orientation; “you ain’t gay is you boy?” Knowing the emotional turmoil I would …

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