Linda Dutton’s personal stories, volunteer experiences with PFLAG ,and current events will be combined to illustrate how she sees important life phases and shared responsibilities. Her comments are intended to celebrate, inform, and inspire everyone (especially us cisgender, straight, aging allies) that non-judgmental, safe, and supportive situations must exist for youth to explore and grow into their adult selves. Creating healthy intimate relationships is as important for youth and society now as it as always been. We coexist among vast generational, cultural, and technological variations in our daily experiences, and everyone has relevance and wants connection. And the challenge is . . . ?