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Family Shows Their Support For Lesbian Teen With A Coming Out Party

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices

When Kinsey Ratzman came out as a lesbian to her family in June, she knew the moment would change her life. Still, the 17-year-old admitted to being ...

This Teen Just Made Magical Use Of Splash Mountain's On-Ride Camera

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices

A California teen took to one of Disneyland's most beloved attractions to come out as gay to her family. Gina (who has asked her last name be withhel...

I Cried the Day My Lesbian Daughter Took Her Girlfriend to the Prom

Hilary Lauren | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Hilary Lauren

I forced myself to exist in the inexplicable reality of sleep and wake only moms know, so I could memorize her face as it looked when she returned at the end of the fun. She was grinning, shining, happily-rumpled. Her eye makeup smeared from sweat and giggling. From too much dancing. From being free to love and free to express.

Gay Twins Reveal How They Came Out... To One Another

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Last year, YouTube personalities Austin and Aaron Rhodes shot to viral fame when they filmed a video of themselves both coming out as gay to their fat...

Why Your Kids' Sexual Orientation Is None of Your Business

Hilary Lauren | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Hilary Lauren

All that's required is opening your heart and your arms in acceptance.

Study Sheds Insight Into Teen Sexuality, And It May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices

A new survey has found that when it comes to sexuality and gender, teens report occupying a wider spectrum than ever before. The New York-based J. Wa...

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 committed suic...

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 who may be ...

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 was...

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, Miranda, ha...

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 boys nationwide....

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 plight of lesbian, ga...

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...