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Middle School Vs. My Gay Kid

Amelia | Posted 04.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

A "boys will be boys" attitude offers little comfort to a kid suffering through school. My kid deserves better. All kids do.

Gwen Stefani Explains What She'll Do If One Of Her Sons Is Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Gwen Stefani has always been open when it comes to allowing her sons to express their individuality. In fact, Kingston, 9, and 7-year-old Zuma have be...

Sally Field Offers Beautiful Advice For Parents Of Gay Kids

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.16.2016 | Queer Voices

Sally Field has simple, but heartfelt, advice for parents of gay and lesbian children: don't be frightened. The 69-year-old Oscar winner, who is winn...

A 51-Year-Old Gay Man's Response to The Force Awakens

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.

Little Boy Declares That Barbie Is 'So Fierce' In New Commercial

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A commercial for a new, limited edition Barbie doll is shattering stereotypes by featuring a young male fan along with two female pals. In the clip, t...

You Know You're A Gay Kid Of The '90s If...

Logo | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The 1990s were full of empty promises: The economy was good. The internet was slow. Bill Clinton definitely did not have sexual relations with that wo...

Open Letter To Parents Of Gay Kids: This Is Not About You

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

If you are a parent who is panicking about having an LGBT kid, take a deep breath. As you inhale, let all the panic and all the worries come roaring in. Then, as you exhale, set them all aside. It's time to do what your child needs you to do.

The Way This Dad Reacted When His Son Chose A Doll For A Gift Is Priceless

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

How would you feel if your son chose this??Posted by Mikki Willis on Friday, August 21, 2015 We just want to high-five this California dad after watch...

Hillary Clinton Offers Absolutely Beautiful Response To Gay Kid Scared About His Future

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hillary Clinton had an incredible response for a gay child who expressed fears about what his future might hold. A photo of a sad-looking young boy s...

Coming Out at 3 Years Old?

Sue Carswell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Carswell

I wore baby blue, and Jimmy was forced to wear my pink pajamas when we were about 2 and 3 growing up in upstate, New York.

A Man in California Wants to Kill My Son

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

You might be thinking, "Amelia, this isn't going to go anywhere. It's California! It's not like it's going to become law." And you are right. But it doesn't take away from the fact that there are thousands of people in this country just like Mr. McLaughlin, who think a bullet in his head is exactly what my son deserves.

Unearthed Letter From Freud Reveals His Thoughts On Gay People

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In 1935, Sigmund Freud penned a response to a mother who had asked him for help with her gay son. Despite the broader perceptions of homosexuality at ...

Bully My Gay Son at Your Own Risk

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

We all know how this script is supposed to go: Gay kid gets teased and bullied. Gay kid feels demeaned and ashamed. Gay kid maybe gets beaten up. Gay kid runs off to lick his wounds and feel horrible about himself. Gay kid feels alone. But not this time. This time the gay kid, my gay kid, fought back. And the bully ran away.

Falling in Love With a Cartoon Character (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-01-14-20150109AlexZuccarosmall.jpgAlexander first realized he was gay at 5 years old thanks to a Hercules pillow set, a secret comfort he could turn to when he couldn't explain himself to his friends at school. The pillow was his "boyfriend," he says.

No, My 10-Year-Old Son Isn't Looking for a Girlfriend. He Likes Boys.

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

Sure, by the numbers, assuming people are straight is a safe bet. Most people are. But assumptions are dangerous. This particular assumption implies to my son that there is something wrong him for being other than straight. And there's not. He should be exactly who he is.

How Halloween Helped Me Challenge The Gender Binary

Erin Whitney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erin Whitney

In her latest blog at the A.V. Club, Cameron Esposito says that little gay kids push the boundaries of gender on Halloween out of a necessity and a sense of survival. While I may not have recognized it at the time, or at least attached a label to it, I was one of those little gay kids who, as she says, felt something "off about heteronormative culture" and used the holiday to protest it.

Liberal, Well-Meaning Mom Blows It When Her Son Comes Out -- But Then She Feels Blessed

Susan Oren | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Susan Oren

Here was the ultimate mom test. Was I the real deal? At this crucial moment, probably the most important one of my life, my mind had shut down, and I'd lost my voice. I'd expected to perform much better. This had been a D-minus at best.

The Second Halloween My Boy Wanted to Be a Girl

Julie Tarney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie Tarney

You'd think that by the time my son Harry turned 4 years old in 1994, I would have learned how to handle Halloween. A guilt ghoul swallowed me whole the first time my boy wanted to go trick-or-treating dressed as a girl. But, no, some lessons don't come easy.

Sometimes I Hope My Daughter Will Be Straight

Casey Carey-Brown | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Casey Carey-Brown

Even though I'm gay, even though so many of our friends are, even though we would love her always, no matter what, I still sometimes hope my daughter is straight.

Pat Robertson Suggests Teen Is Having Gay Crushes Because He's Being Raised By A Single Mom

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A lack of "male companions" could be causing a woman's teenage stepson to have crushes on other boys, at least according to Pat Robertson. The U.S...

How a Young Boy Knows He's Gay

Randy Eddy-McCain | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Randy Eddy-McCain

As I reflect on that innocent horseback ride with Paul, I see it now as a time when my natural, God-given sexuality was beginning to take shape. I cherish the memory of that time with my young friend. Unfortunately I was robbed of the joy of being able to celebrate my coming of age.

Memories of a Gay Childhood

Jan Phillips | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jan Phillips

I've been thinking of my own early years as a queer youth: how despairing I was, how wrong I felt, how terribly unseen and unheard. Then I remembered my suicide notes, how occasionally I would write one and leave it around to be found.

Mom Accused Of Doing Horrific Things To Daughter For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A New Mexico woman could face hate crime charges after allegedly beating and sexually abusing her 17-year-old daughter, who identifies as a lesbian. ...

Drawing Boobs Drew Trouble for My 5-Year-Old Son

Julie Tarney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie Tarney

A few months earlier, in the summer of 1992, Harry had told me, "Inside my head I'm a girl." So I knew biological differences between boys and girls didn't make that much sense to him. It was what was in his head that mattered.

Dancing in His Underwear for the Garbage Man, and Other Ways Noah Michelson Was a Sexual, Queer Kid (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-06-11-20140611NoahMichelsonsmall.jpgIt might not come as a surprise to you that Noah Michelson, Executive Editor of The Huffington Post's Gay Voices vertical, is a proud queer man. What might surprise you is how young he was when he first discovered his pride and sexuality.