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A brief history of pride for straight allies

It was June 28, 1969. A club in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood was packed with people. Shortly after 3 am, nine New York City police officers raided the club. As people emptied out onto the streets, the officers took employee’s into custody for operating without a liquor license, roughed up patrons, and arrested… Read more »

5 things to help make your pelvic exam more comfortable

Pelvic Exam. Easily one of the most terrifying phrases known to the female-bodied population. It is a phrase that often evokes images of patients lying in a paper gown with their feet in stirrups while a doctor places a spotlight on their genitals and proceeds to poke around, for what seems like an eternity. It… Read more »

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

At the Annex, we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about pregnancy prevention and that is because it is an important issue for the young people we work with. While it’s a year round focus for us, this time of year is special because it is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. It’s a time… Read more »

United Way Funding Loss

You've probably heard the news about the United Way's funding shortfall this year and that many Twin Cities nonprofits will be impacted. Sadly, the Annex Teen Clinic is one of the nonprofits that will lose all United Way funding (currently $60,000) effective July 1. The Annex has been proud to be a United Way funded agency… Read more »

The Courage to Act

Bystander intervention has been growing in popularity over the last several years as research-based data has become more available, highlighting real-world successes in lowering rates of violence in communities and/or schools in which an organized and systematic campaign has been adopted. In January of 2017, the Annex began a project partnership with the Sexual Violence… Read more »

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