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Lexi McMenamin

News & Politics Editor

Lexi McMenamin is the News & Politics Editor at Teen Vogue. They are also a freelance writer covering politics, identity, activist movements, and pop culture. They have been published by the BBC, them., i-D, and elsewhere.

Meet the Gen Z'ers Who Got an Abolitionist Elected in LA

"It’s why you don't mess with Gen Z: Not only are they going to find the data, they're going to troll you."

Eric Adams's New Homeless Policy Is Messed Up

How is sending cops after the mentally ill and unhoused "care"?

Club Q LGBTQ+ Nightclub Shooting: At Least Five Died and 25 Injured

“Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community"

“Atlanta” Scene-Stealer Ava Grey Aims to Expand TV’s View of Transness

“Being trans is just such a beautiful, large spectrum.”

2022 Midterms Results: What We Know

Here’s the latest.

University of California Strike May Be Biggest in Higher Ed History

Some strikers say that living on UC wages put them in housing insecurity.

Forget Red vs. Blue: The Progressive Youth Wave Wins 2022

With candidates like Summer Lee, John Fetterman, and Maxwell Frost, and policy gains on abortion and more.

Election Deniers are Making for Messy Midterms

From Arizona to North Carolina, the GOP is trying to undermine what little democracy we have.

If Things Feel Extra Bad Right Now, It’s Because They Are

 The right’s attacks on young people are at the center of the 2022 midterms.

Why Do All These Universities Keep Taking Right Wing Bait?

Recent protests at the University of Florida and Penn State resulted in student suppression.

Phoebe Bridgers Wants You to Know It's Healthy to Be Angry

Our October/November cover star is taking her indignation and demanding better.

John Fetterman Is Here for the Memes — and for Pennsylvania

“It feels like Dr. Oz’s entire campaign platform is that I had a stroke,” Fetterman tells Teen Vogue.

At Least Two 16-Year-Olds Have Died in Iran's Protests

One advocacy group says 19 children have died since the protests began.

The History Behind Derry Girls: The Troubles and Bloody Sunday

And where it comes up in the show's final season, now on Netflix.

Biden Just Took a Major Step Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana

The president is pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple possession.

"Pro-Life" Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Denies Paying for Ex's Abortion

Christian Walker, his son and a fellow conservative, distanced himself from his father online.

Harry Styles Backs Beto at Austin Concert

The candidate made an appearance at Harry's House.

Uvalde Parents Are Blockading the School District Office

"It’s like they don’t care,” the father of one victim said.

Thousands of Virginia Students Are Walking Out for Trans Rights

 "I wouldn’t be able to come home if my parents found out that I was queer."

Democrats Are Scapegoating Progressive Prosecutors on Crime

Just look at the attempted impeachment of Philly DA Larry Krasner.

6 Young People From Former Colonies Weigh in on the Monarchy

"The British Empire has done nothing but bring my people pain and suffering.”

Anti-Monarchy Protesters Are Being Arrested by UK Police

A 22-year-old with a "f**k the monarchy" sign was charged with "breach of the peace."

The Real Disrespect Is the Monarchy Itself

"The legacy of British colonialism is everywhere."

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Senate Candidate J.D. Vance A "Rich Tw*t"

"I mean, I’m a rich tw*t, but I’m not running for office pretending that I’m not."