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Could Tyler Clementi's Ex-Roommate Have His Conviction Overturned?

My Central Jersey | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.04.2016 | Queer Voices

NEWARK - A New Jersey appeals court will decide whether a former Rutgers University student convicted of spying on a roommate who later committe...

Showing Off

Chef Rossi | Posted 02.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Chef Rossi

She looked like a punk rock Audrey Hepburn with crayon red hair. She was the first woman I ever met who wore leather pants. She played bass guitar in a punk band called Jade, and she was cast as one of the evil stepsisters. I thought she was just about the coolest person I'd ever met.

Gay Teens Fall In Love In Dustin Lance Black's Short Film For Coca-Cola

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A compelling short film by Dustin Lance Black takes a look at young, queer romance and the choices teens have today in responding to those w...

Kentucky High School Allegedly Omits Gay Basketball Player From The Yearbook

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

A Kentucky high school has come under fire after allegedly removing a photo of an openly gay basketball player from the yearbook. Dalton Maldonado wa...

This Mom Had The Most Amazing Response To Anti-Gay Graffiti Ever

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

When her home was vandalized with homophobic graffiti last week, Erin Kennedy DeLong knew she had to fight back. Her 17-year-old daughter, Mirand...

Rush Limbaugh: TV's 'Hip' Take On Gay Sex Is Impacting Teen Boys

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

Rush Limbaugh believes the "loving, sensitive" and "hip" portrayal of gay sex in popular culture might be having an impact on teenage b...

Hear Matthew Shepard In His Own Words In This Touching New Film

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

Get More: Logo Documentary Films   Seventeen years after his tragic death, Matthew Shepard continues to serve as a symbol of the pl...

The 3 Sides To My Coming Out Story

Posted 06.15.2015 | Teen

In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Young Voices is highlighting the coming out stories of teens and those in their early 20s. Was it a life-changing mo...

I'm OK With Strangers Knowing I'm Gay, But Not My Family

Posted 06.17.2015 | Teen

In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Young Voices is highlighting the coming out stories of teens and those in their early 20s. Was it a life-changing mo...

What I Wish I Could Have Told My 11-Year-Old Closeted Self

Posted 06.10.2015 | Teen

In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Young Voices is highlighting the coming out stories of teens and those in their early 20s. Was it a life-changing mo...

Here's What It Means To Be A Demi-Romantic Asexual Agender Teen

Posted 06.08.2015 | Teen

In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Young Voices is highlighting the coming out stories of teens and those in their early 20s. Was it a life-changing mo...

Walmart Store Reportedly Refuses To Print 'Gay' On Cake For Gay-Straight Prom 'Couple'

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

Two Nevada teens -- one gay and one straight -- have become Internet sensations in the wake of their viral promposal, but a new wrinkle in what had be...

This Gay Teen Couple Couldn't Have Asked For A More Perfect Prom Night

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

Prom night is a memorable rite-of-passage for many high school students across the country. The experience was especially monumental for two gay West ...

WATCH: Here's What Happens When You Let Your Mom Read Your Grindr Messages

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Would you let your mom have access to your Grindr account? Popular YouTube vlogger Riyadh Khalaf did just that, letting three weeks worth of Grindr...

If You Could Tell Your 13-Year-Old Queer Self One Thing... This Is What It'd Be

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A few weeks ago we asked you, our brilliant HuffPost Gay Voices readers, to give us some advice about how to keep long-term relationships going strong...

Italian Lesbian Teen Couple Faces Abuse, Threats Of Rape Because Of Their Love

HuffPost Italy | Silvia Renda | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This post originally appeared on HuffPost Italy and was translated into English. Imagine walking down the street with your boyfriend or girlfrien...

Rain Before Rainbows

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

The sheer magnitude of changes taking place during puberty and throughout adolescence pushes to center stage the issue of identity, in all its forms and with all of its vagaries.

There's Controversy Over This Kiss Between Two 13-Year-Old Boys On ABC Family

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

ABC Family made history when two 13-year-old characters shared a same-sex kiss on the show "The Fosters." However, with broken ground came angry tweet...

A Gay Dad's Open Letter To The Texas School That Rejected Out Teen

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family The world of teens and tweens can be a treacherous one. As the dad to two 12-year-olds, I see it as a world where c...

Teen Claims He Left School Because It Wanted Him To Go Back In The Closet

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In a depressing reminder of the world that we all live in, an LGBT vlogger claims he has been forced to change schools after administrators threatened...

WATCH: Animated Web Series Explores Queer Teen Issues In Unconventional Way

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An animated web series launched this week that explores issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens in an unconventional way....

Study Finds It Does Get Better For LGBTQ Youth

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning adolescents who face bullying and other ty...

One Million Kids Launches -- But It Isn't What You Think It Is

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

Ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court's forthcoming ruling on same-sex marriage, a group billing itself as "an organization of folks from all walks of life"...

On My 50th Birthday, a Letter to Myself at 17

David Munk | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Munk

I see you at 17 -- feathered hair, parachute pants, asymmetrical smile. You have just graduated from high school. Despite your outward ebullience, I see that, beneath the jocular façade, you are so very sad. Of this you are (mostly) unaware.

#NOH8Ball4All

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

Recently, in the small southern Indiana town of Vincennes a local committee comprised of high school parents and students voted 13-9 to maintain a decade long policy requiring "traditional couples only" for their "private, invitation only" New Years Eve Ball.