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Moms offer hugs to youth who need them, no questions asked

Free Mom Hugs supports LGBTQ+ youth — and sometimes adults — at Bellingham events

A photobooth image of Brittany Nick, left, and Rachel Sullivan at WWU QueerCon. QueerCon is an annual student-organized event created to "celebrate queer and LGBT+ identity, creativity and community" according to Western's website. (Cocoa Laney/Cascadia Daily News)
By Cocoa Laney Lifestyle Editor
Ten years ago, Rachel Sullivan was at home with her daughter when she received an unexpected text:
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