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Personal Stories

YouTuber Gives LGBTQ Millennials a Place to Talk Honestly About Sexuality and Identity

HIV activist Louie Ortiz-Fonseca is working to create a safe space for LGBTQ youth of color with Kikis With Louie, a biweekly YouTube series that confronts conversations around sexuality and identity with ease and confidence.

By Daisy Becerra

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Features

Trauma Could Be Affecting Your Sex Life

Trauma can live inside our bodies, infiltrating nearly every aspect of our lives. You are not alone.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

How Gendered Sex Ed Damages Everyone

What we teach young people about puberty and sex sets everyone up to fail.

By Gigi Engle
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Interviews

Look Out, Ohio: Shay and TK Are Here to Teach You About HIV, STIs, and Sexual Health

Through their online alter egos, two staffers at the HIV/LGBTQ health nonprofit Equitas share basics on HIV and STI prevention, plus how to advocate for yourself in the medical world as a person from a marginalized community.

By Tim Murphy
George M. Johnson
Interviews

This Best-Selling Author Is Writing Life Into Queer Black Boyhood

TheBody contributor George M. Johnson discusses their debut best-selling memoir, ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue.’

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Interviews

Hip-Hop’s Hardest Confection, ‘Cakes Da Killa,’ Talks New Music, Sex, and COVID-19’s Impact on Pride Bookings

The Jersey-born, Brooklyn-residing Black gay hip-hop artist talks to Kenyon Farrow about his new single and future endeavors.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Features

COVID-19 Budget Cuts Are Quashing NYC’s Brand-New Summer Career Program for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

The project, funded at $2.7 million over four years, was to start July 1. Queer youth and their allies are devastated.

By Tim Murphy
Devin Quinn.
Interviews

How TikTok and New Recipes Are Helping This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As a person who works in public health and is living with HIV … this has prepared me rather well for this, to be able to know how to get through and acknowledge what I have to do.”

By Tim Murphy
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Viewpoints

From One Young Person to Another: We've Got to Take the Coronavirus Pandemic Seriously

We all get busy and drown out the news from time to time. But your life and the lives of others depend on social distancing and washing your hands.

By Roman Blck
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Features

A Brooklyn, NY, Program Helps Parents Understand and Accept Their LGBTQ Kids—Before It’s Too Late

Project ALY aims to prevent youth depression, drug use, HIV infection, and suicide—all consequences of family rejection.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

How One Queer Dating App Is Making Space for the Queer Community

With its emphasis on users’ desires instead of photos, this app for everyone but cisgender men cranks up the flirtation.

By Anni Irish