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Freshman Rainier Neuwirth-Deutsch’s experience and advice on coming out

Freshman Rainier Neuwirth-Deutsch poses with a gay pride flag wrapped around their waistband while getting ready for the parade to begin. They covered their outfit with rainbows from head to toe. “[The LGBTQ+ community] is so welcoming, you never feel out of place,” Neuwirth-Deutsch said.

Gabriella Badami, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 10, 2019

“I've known since I was really little. I've just never had an attraction to guys. I've never thought of dating guys. Then I found out there was a word for that in fifth grade.” Freshman Rainier Neuwirth-Deutsch falls somewhere on the gender spectrum between male and female. They identify as non-b...

What is it like to be me?

Ryan O'Conner is a junior at West High.

Katie Spillman, Convergent Media Writer

December 22, 2016

The hardest part of coming out is all the time before coming out because you're nervous, and you have no idea what's going to happen.

Anonymous app Whisper: safe space or cyberbullying?

Senior Abby Larsen and sophomore Kennedy Brown pose in the library with the app, Whisper. The app has over 87 users from West so far.  “I think most of the time when people first hear about it they think it’s mostly for negative things because that’s how most anonymous apps work. But on Whisper, there is a place for just our school. That’s where I am most of the time. Everywhere else, there are mean comments, but mostly at our school it’s just positive things,” Brown said.

Kathryn Harter, Multimedia Editor

March 29, 2016

Another anonymous outlet for students... is it a force of good or evil this time?

LGBT Spotlight: New Rights

Freshman Quinn Licata sits in front of the mission statement for West High's GSA.

Nell Jaskowiak, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

More than 200,000 people converged in downtown St. Louis to celebrate one of the largest PrideFests in the country on June 26-28.

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