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I know that this post is coming a little late since it concerns the 2014 Urban Retreat; however, I did not want to miss this opportunity.  I wanted to share the love and say what a great experience I had (for my second time) at Urban Retreat. Encouragement from other fellow young people, especially among the CAMI groups, is essential to “fire-up” our social justice and comp sex ed campaigns.

The CAMI training was awesome.  We were able to share ideas and strategies, especially with states that have a …

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This month, the Alabama Alliance for Healthy Youth had their second annual Youth Advocacy Day down in Montgomery, Alabama.  Youth Advocacy Day is a day when young people from the state of Alabama gather together to show their support for HB 139 in Alabama’s capital.  HB 139 aims to make the Alabama sexual health education law more culturally sensitive and removes the phrase “homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and… a criminal offense.”  It was amazing to see the great turn-out, especially since our attendance …

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Alabama’s Sex Education Law is pretty good… except for one part.  The part is when it says that “homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state.”  This is a minimum content law meaning that this is the absolute minimum that teachers must teach.  Now, most people already know about this injustice in the Alabama law, but what can we do about it?  This is why I am glad to be part of the …

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We had a halloween on the green event last Thursday in which the Alabama Alliance for Healthy Youth had a booth.  We did spooky crafts, a pumpkin bean bag toss, and handed out candy…. and condoms!  It was so funny to see everyone’s reactions when they saw the condom basket- at first they gave us weird stares and thought “Why in the world do they have that here?”  However, the more outgoing people who came to our table asked if they could have one or two.  The more shy …