iOS app Android app

Gay Teenagers

'Hey, Mom, I'm Gay'

Dayna Steele | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dayna Steele

"I'm gay," my 16-year-old son blurted out. Actually, he texted it following a teenage tantrum about something totally unrelated to sexual orientation.

How Did You Tell Your Parents You Were Gay?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

How did you come out to your parents? That's the question posed in this clever new video featuring Kristin and Dannielle from Th...

Pundit's SHOCKING Response To Mom Whose Teen Son Just Came Out As Gay

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pat Robertson has made no secret of his opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the past, but the conservative evangelis...

My Big Gay Prom

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I asked Walter to prom a bit late. None of the straight boys in my very tiny high school had come through, so I faced the music and asked my gay friend. "I have to think this over" was his underwhelmed response.

Survey Reveals Surprising Facts About LGBT Students In New York Schools

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The state of New York may have a comparatively liberal attitude towards its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents. But a new poll su...

California Student's Senior Project Documents 10 Coming Out Stories

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A California-based teen sent HuffPost Gay Voices his senior project, which tells the story of 10 gay men from the ages of 15 to 82. Devon Yaffe na...

WATCH: Teacher Seeking 'Straight Prom' Mocked In Amazing Parody Video

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to you..." An interview with an anti-gay, special education teacher in Indiana has prompte...

High School Fights For A 'Traditional' Prom Banning Gays

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A group of Indiana-based parents, teens and even a teacher is fighting for a separate "traditional" prom that would ban gay students. As NBC 2/My ...

Teen's Surprise Admission During Acceptance Speech Sent Room Wild

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A New Jersey teen took to his school's highest platform earlier this month, announcing he was LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) to his enti...

My Message To Gay Teenagers: Please Don't Leave -- You Are Worth The Whole Tomato

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

When a gay teenager decides that life is not worth living, then I am the lesser for it, because your worth is my worth. Not so very long ago, I decided that I was worth the whole tomato. So are you.

How To Be Gay In High School

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

High school can be a battlefield for many teens, particularly if you're gay. Now, however, video blogger David Levitz, who reveals that he came out...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Noah, 19, From Macon, Georgia (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diana Scholl


What Does the Future Hold for Barbie?

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 07.06.2012 | Women
Joan Marans Dim

Ten years have passed since the death of Ruth Handler on April 27, 2002, yet her brilliant invention, Barbie, the world's best-selling doll, lives on.

A Letter To Any Teen Who's Thinking About Suicide

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

I want to give you a big hug and tell you that it gets better, because it actually does. Hang on. There are people you may not even know yet who are waiting for you with open arms, and they will love you unconditionally. Trust me.

Gay Guilt: How I Lost My Virginity And Why It Still Bothers Me

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

All of my formative sexual encounters were with guys. Thanks to a string of boyfriends all over the world from England to Tennessee, I never lacked in male affection. I became very good at faking it.

WATCH: Vermont High School Organizes All-Day Anti-Gay Bullying Sit In

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Students at a Vermont high school organized an all-day sit-in last week in support of an openly bisexual teen claims to have been bullied due to his s...

WATCH: Gay Teen Suspended For Wearing Makeup

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Tennessee teen was briefly handed a three-day in-school suspension after being deemed a distraction for wearing eye make-up on school grounds 10 min...

An Open Letter to Any LGBT Teenager Considering Suicide Right Now

Noah Baron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Baron

I know how you feel -- six years ago, I was where you are now. I felt isolated, scared, damaged; I thought the only way out was by ending my life. I'd been hiding who I was for years by that point.

Bully For You, Jerry Buell

John Shore | Posted 11.04.2011 | Religion
John Shore

I'm harboring deep trepidation for the beginning of this new school year. All those kids. All those Jerry Buells teaching them.

Pro-Gay Schools: Like Any Other High School, But Without Bullies

The Good Men Project Magazine | Mark McCormack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Mark McCormack The Good Men Project Magazine Consider the scene: Tom, a small, shy, openly gay high school student, sat at the back of the scho...

A Gay Family Of Faith Speaks Out On Bullying

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

The forces of Good in this world do not employ abusers to break sweet spirits. Those of us who were abused, bullied and mistreated have a choice to make: We can hide our injuries or we can stand up for justice and say, "No more."

Why Do Teens Bully?

Melinda Hutchings | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melinda Hutchings

Bullying has become more than just a part of growing up - it has turned into a serious issue to the point where school is no longer a safe place for o...

Gay Teen Suicides: People Of Faith, Step Up For Our Youth!

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

We, as fellow human beings, and especially as people of faith, must end this loss of precious life and step up to the challenge to fully welcome and shelter all our children -- no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.

"This Too Shall Pass" -- the Anti-Gay Bullying Does Stop

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Noah Baron

As long as gay kids look around them and see a world that rejects them, and as long as they look toward the future and see one that's no different from now, they will keep killing themselves.

13 Great Books For Gay Teens (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Alexandra Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A few weeks ago, we got some heartening news: books written for and about gay teens have exploded in popularity in recent years. Though many of these ...