what to do when a friend comes out to you

Last week we celebrated National Coming Out Day, an opportunity to celebrate people who have come out or are thinking of coming out. Maybe someone you know used this day as an opportunity to come out to you. You may not know how to respond when someone you know and love comes out to you, so we put together some tips.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month- What You Need To Know October 9, 2018

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Unfortunately domestic violence is more common than you might think. When it comes to teens in the US, 12% of high school females and 7% of high school males reported physical violence in the last year. One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.  Let’s begin by making it clear that domestic violence does not discriminate! All types of people can experience domestic violence no matter of their age, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status.

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be a consent champion + stop kavanuagh!

Last year, the #MeToo movement rocked social media when women and survivors began to share their personal stories of sexual assault, rape, and harassment. People’s reactions were mixed. Many found power in shared experiences, others found it upsetting or triggering, and still others had a hard time believing the problem was as bad as women and survivors of assault were making out to be.

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bisexual visibility week!

There’s a million of reasons to celebrate a day that recognizes the experiences of bisexual people. The “B” in LGBTQ is an important part of the community. Some studies have even found that bisexual people make up about half of all lesbian, gay, and bisexual people.

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it’s cuffing season!

How do we know it's cuffing season? Pumpkin spice lattes are back. People are talking about their Halloween costumes. Football season is in full swing. And plenty of teens are eyeing the cutie next to them in class. Cuffing season happens in fall and winter when people pair off into relationships and get “cuffed” to a partner.

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birth control- it’s about more than prevention

First, birth control is not always about preventing pregnancy, some women use birth control to lessen their period cramps, clear up their skin, or make their periods more regular. There are many different methods of birth control, and each one is different so it can suit different women.

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ten ways you can make a difference

Sometimes the only thing more overwhelming than the news is thinking you can’t do anything about it.  When it comes to making a difference, one of the first things that comes to mind for people over the age of 18 is: vote.

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your back to school checklist!

Here’s how:

  • Get to Know Your Rights: Teens in California have a right to comprehensive sex education! Make sure your high school offers sex ed and learn about what topics must be covered in this class. Not getting the information you should be? Let us know! Teens also have a right to access confidential health care services during school hours and to stay in school if they are pregnant or parenting. You also have a right to get FREE and CONFIDENTIAL sexual health services like birth control, STD testing, and more! Be sure you brush up on all of your rights as you head back to school!
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supreme court decisions can affect you! take action and help block judge kavanaugh's nomination.

The Supreme Court of the United States is one of the branches of our federal government. Its role is to make decisions in legal cases. Those decisions become the law of the land and can change what our country looks like. And those laws can affect our daily lives – even teens!

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three tips for visiting a clinic!

It doesn’t matter what age you are, you have a right to high-quality sexual and reproductive health care. But how do you take this important step of owning your own health?

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