Dear Minerva:

I've been spending a lot of time with a certain someone. We have had a lot of great adventures and we enjoy each other's company. We have also had conversations about where we are going and how we feel about each other.…

Dear Minerva:

Is it wrong to feel attracted to someone in drag? I have been experiencing these feelings and I feel weird about it.

—Sincerely:

Dear Minerva:

How do I go about dating in a place like Boise where there is only 1.5 degrees of separation?

—Sincerely,

Dear Minerva:

Facebook has been prompting me to donate blood. It's not that I am against giving blood. I've wanted to since I was old enough—17.…

Dear Minerva:

I've lived 31 years of my life as a cis, gay man. I've never struggled with dysphoria. I don't look in the mirror and hate that I have a penis. However, for as long as I can remember, I've questioned my gender.…

Dear Minerva:

I have been heavily involved in a charity organization for years. Over the last several years, the organization has been overrun with petty arguing, backstabbing, vague posts, and a lot of unnecessary, elitist, awful attitudes. I'm torn between sticking it out (I believe in the work that is done) and quitting, calling out everything I know about this motley crew claiming to be doing things for "charity," when in reality every action has been self-serving drama.…

Dear Minerva:

Yesterday I went to church for the first time ever! I'm 14 years old and my parents are atheists.…

Dear Minerva:

The man I've been seeing and I decided to move in together. We had dated for quite awhile and things were great.…

Dear Minerva:

I love my job and what I do. I feel needed and the work is valuable, important work. There's just one thing that bothers me—the environment.…

DEAR MINERVA,

I have been dwelling on my thoughts about the #MeToo movement for awhile. I get some of it. However, I see a lot of women posting screenshots on social media after men message them come-ons or dirty pics.…

MY DARLING READERS,

June is Pride month for LGBTQ+ people in the United States. While Pride week in Boise has drawn to a close, the work and the mission continues on. To all the LGBTQ+ people in Idaho and beyond, thank you for showing up in your daily lives, standing up for who you are in your dealings with others, and living authentically with bravery and conviction.…

DEAR MINERVA,

I've thought of writing this letter to you for quite some time. I grew up in a home with five sisters and my single mother. I'm the youngest child and the only boy.…

TAPPED OUT

DEAR MINERVA,

I have recently started having anxiety about everything in my life. It seems like everything is some sort of horrible sport.…

Dear Minerva,

I lost a family member a couple of months ago and I live out of state. The family didn't have a funeral after she died, but had been planning a get-together for everyone in her memory. The date has been set but due to my schedule, I can't attend as it is set now.…

DECORATE IT!

DEAR MINERVA.

I have always been into body art and I have been saving up for a tattoo for a long time. I have consulted with different people over the years and I have a good idea of what I want.…

Dear Minerva,

I feel alone every night. I've thought about killing myself more times than I can count. I'm alive because of my children.…

Dear Minerva,

What am I doing with my life? I keep finding myself in these situations with men who are unattainable. We connect in some way.…

Dear Minerva,

My job recently hired a man for a very necessary position within the organization. He seems great and is really pleasant to be around. He doesn't know this, but I happen to know about him a little bit already.…

Dear Minerva,

I am writing to you today to get some advice on what to do about wigs. I love your hair and now that I am facing losing mine due to medical reasons, I thought maybe you could give me some suggestions on what to do so I can stay comfortable and look great too. What does Boise have to offer?

Dear Minerva,

I am a plus-sized person and I see all of these diets that seem to make great differences for people. It seems like every other person I see on social media is on the keto diet. For every one of those people there is someone making fun of it or any number of other diets.…

Dear Minerva,

I love where I work but I have been wanting a change. I now have this great opportunity to start a job with a similar sort of company but different enough to be desirable to me. I have nothing to complain about at my current job and I love my coworkers, but I need a change. How do I know if this is the right choice to leave?

DEAR MAMA MINERVA,

I'm trying to decide if Boise is right for me. I have opportunity to leave but feel torn. Boise has some policies that I just have trouble stomaching. What made you stay versus finding opportunities elsewhere?

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