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    By Ilana Angel

    December 4, 2011 | 1:00 pm

    Dear Jonah,

    I love you.  You are a brave young man and I am holding you close to my heart.  I feel your sadness, pain, confusion, fear and hope.  Hold on Jonah because this too shall pass, even though it feels like it never will.  You are blessed with courage and your video is...

  • Right Now, Kids are Dying, Because They Are Gay

    By Ilana Angel

    September 23, 2011 | 9:42 pm

    Right now, while I write this, a child is in his or her room, crying because someone at school called them a faggot, or would not sit next to them on the bus, or they did not make a sports team, because they are gay.

    Right now, while I write this, a soldier is serving in Iraq,...

  • Suicide inspires giving to help line

    By Ryan Torok

    February 8, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    The tragedy of 14-year-old Santa Monica High School student Matthew Mezza’s recent suicide has prompted an outpouring of grief and giving in the local community.

    Daniela Covel, outreach coordinator at Teen Line, a confidential hotline for troubled teenagers, said that more than...