Sandy West

Sandy West

Targeted by politicians, trans youth struggle with fear, mental health concerns

By: - January 2, 2023

Charlie Apple had experienced people calling into question his humanity, suggesting he was just a confused kid or even a moral aberration. As a transgender teen, he had accepted that his future could include discrimination, verbal abuse, and violence. The sense of peace he said he felt in transitioning physically, however, was worth the risk. […]

Firefighters push back against COVID vaccines mandates

By: - October 2, 2021

Kentucky firefighter Jimmy Adams saw the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic when he served as a medic who helped care for the sick on medical calls amid surging COVID cases. He knew retired firefighters who died of complications from COVID-19. But he reasoned that they were older and likely had underlying health issues, making them […]