Throughout my sexual health education, I was taught about sex only from the perspective of cisgender and heterosexual individuals. It added to my shame as a trans queer person - that sex involving me was wrong, gross, inappropriate, and immoral. It made me afraid to openly ask questions that could have protected me, especially regarding contraceptives and STIs. My sex education in Massachusetts public schools failed me - and more so, shamed me. If the Healthy Youth Act is passed, it will save kids like me from questioning their worth, dignity, and right to exist. This is urgently needed in a time that has become increasingly hostile to the LGBTQ+ community. Please vote to save the lives of kids and future adults like me.