Below are two Peer Leaders’ posts about TORCH Teen Night with special a focus on the IUD! The event took place on April 19th: After planning for various days at Torch, the IUD teen night event was a success. Even though we expected more people than the people who attended, we got the purpose across [...]
By Elijah AIDS is a serious epidemic that is greatly affecting our world today. It has killed millions of people, destroyed economies, and decreased life expectancies for many of the world's population. I felt really good about doing the AIDS walk because I helped raise awareness and research for the disease.
By Noor Tis better to have loved and lost Than never love at all Hoping that the moments will stay, Never fade away But though nothing is forever Hoping it gets better To the people you meet from the battles you won By the time you know itll be over and already done We'll wish [...]
By Amy There was a very recent article on Yahoo about child brides and the first legal annulment that took place in India for an 18-year old female, Laxmi Sargara. She was wedded to her potential groom when she was one because her parents relied on financial support from the groom’s family. For her to [...]
By Theresa Last week on Tuesday April, 17, I went up to Albany with other TORCH Peer Leaders to lobby for reproductive rights. It was my first time lobbying in Albany and meeting with pro-choice elected officials. Our goal was to get these elected officials to support the passage of the Reproductive Health Act. The [...]
By Morgan Every year since my sixteenth birthday, I have donated blood at my school’s annual blood drive. Each time I donate blood, I have to fill out an extensive questionnaire which requires donors to divulge personal information about their sex lives- their gay male sex lives, in particular. It is made very clear by [...]