Opening minds and closets

Linh Hatch, 17, was recently granted a Communities that Care award from the OutCenter for starting and hosting a teen podcast called “Out of the Technicolor Closet.”

SOUTH HAVEN —Keeping an open mind is something 17-year-old Linh Hatch prides herself on.

“If people were able to have civil discourse about a lot of this stuff, a lot of things would change in a perfect world,” she said. “People would listen, people would understand, people would empathize.”