Teaching Consent in School
Teaching Consent in School

Consent education is not about bringing the government into the sex lives of Americans, but it is about protecting our citizens from sexual assault and equipping our youth with knowledge. On campuses across the country, some students cannot define sexual assault and profoundly misunderstand consent.

Contrary to what many may believe, most survivors experience assault from friends, peers, and acquaintances. In fact, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, in 8 out of 10 rape cases, the survivor knew the person who sexually assaulted them.

Sexual assault is far too common. This crisis has been called an epidemic by…


“The ramp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau in German-occupied Poland, around May 1944.”
“The ramp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau in German-occupied Poland, around May 1944.”
“The ramp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau in German-occupied Poland, around May 1944.”

Only one day after a Nurse whistleblower made the explosive allegations that Immigration and Customs Enforcement may have allowed the medical sterilization (hysterectomy) of several immigrant women in their custody without consent, a new study finds nearly two-thirds of American young adults are unaware of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

For readers, these two stories may seem separate, but history links them into one single cautionary tale that should elicit fears of repeating history.

In the early days of what eventually led to the brutal torture and murder of millions of Jews, German medical professionals performed…


Donald Trump Days Before Commute of Roger Stone
Donald Trump Days Before Commute of Roger Stone
Donald Trump in Pheonix, Arizona. 2020. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore.

There have been few moments in my life when a headline sinks my heart deep into my stomach. President Trump’s commute of long-time personal confidant, Roger Stone, is one of those moments. Yes, I know it might seem small in the grand scheme of Trump’s unpredictable Presidency, but what we are witnessing is a new terrifying precedent.

July 10th, 2020 will forever be memorialized as a day when President Trump damaged the ability of our justice system to hold the powerful and well-connected accountable for even the most obvious lawlessness.

This is a dangerous erosion of American democracy and permanent…


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Donald Trump wearing a MAGA hat. Arizona. Courtesy of Gage Skidmore.

Yes, from my perspective, America was never great. Maybe it was economically or socially prosperous for people like you, but it was never great for people like me.

When you use the slogan “Make America Great Again” or MAGA, trying to claim the patriotic mantle, it silences the continual struggle of living in the United States as a person without security, safety, and equal rights. For me, this means living in America as an openly gay man.

We can go back and forth on economic statistics all day. However, those statistics truly do not matter to a certain degree. …


Donald Trump signing a republican pledge to support the eventual 2016 nominee.
Donald Trump signing a republican pledge to support the eventual 2016 nominee.
September 2015: Candidate Trump signing a Republican pledge to support the eventual 2016 nominee.

A diamond may be forever, but the ruling class’ weaponization of socialism is losing strength. To understand how conservatives have successfully used anti-socialism campaigns to gaslight the struggles of the working-class, we must venture to the late 1800s when infamous businessman, Cecil Rhodes, monopolized South Africa’s diamond trade.

Rhodes’ company, The De Beers Group, held control over the supply and demand of the strongest natural recourse on the planet. The monopoly slowly began to crumble when miners discovered diamonds all around the world. Supply skyrocketed as the diamond rush roared and a dramatic price drop followed.

The company needed something…


Supporters rally for comprehensive sex education at Philly’s 2018 PRIDE parade.
Supporters rally for comprehensive sex education at Philly’s 2018 PRIDE parade.
Philadelphia Pride Parade, 2018.

To my beautiful friends, amazing family, and the iconic volunteers who have given hours of their time.

Four years ago, as a sophomore in High School, I began one of the most fulfilling journey’s of my entire life. What started as a visionary project in a smelly dorm room at my boarding school ended up bringing me across Pennsylvania and connecting me with droves of activist all across the world.

I discovered something quite alarming at that boarding school. In our country, sexually transmitted infections are rising at record rates, especially among teenagers. All the while, our public schools refused to teach age-appropriate, evidence-based, factually accurate, and inclusive sex education.

In fact, they actively teach the opposite…


Sen. Bernie Sanders in Des Moines, Iowa
Sen. Bernie Sanders in Des Moines, Iowa
Sen. Bernie Sanders in Des Moines, Iowa on August 10, 2019.

Yesterday, Donald J. Trump became the third President in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. While this saga continues to unfold–dominating the news cycle–you may have forgotten about the Democratic primary hiding in its shadows. Tonight, a narrower pool of 7 candidates will be taking the stage in Los Angeles for the PBS/Politico 6th Democratic Debate.

If there is one thing we can expect at tonight’s debate, it is yet another heated exchange over the party’s vision on health care. A conversation that is far less polarizing than the corporate media would have you think. …

KC Miller

Philly-based LGBTQ+ activist focusing on sexual health & health care access. Founder of Keystone CASE and University of Pennsylvania nursing student.

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