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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay 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 04.29.2015 | Gay 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 03.24.2015 | Gay 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 03.15.2015 | Gay 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 03.08.2015 | Gay 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 03.05.2015 | Gay 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 02.23.2015 | Gay 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 02.02.2015 | Gay 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 02.02.2015 | Gay 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 03.31.2015 | Gay 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 01.22.2015 | Gay 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 01.12.2015 | Gay 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 12.27.2014 | Gay 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.

How Should LGBT Teens Navigate Sleepovers?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Kristin Olson and her daughter Lucy joined HuffPost Live this week for a frank discussion on sleepover protocol for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

Here's How Ridiculous It Would Look If Teens Had To 'Come Out' As Being Smart

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.20.2014 | Teen

"Mom, Dad. Um, I have something to tell you and I don't know how to say this. I'm... smart." So says the teen protagonist in the hilarious viral v...

Coming Out Was One Of The Hardest Things I've Done -- But I Don't Regret It

Nasir Fleming | Posted 11.24.2014 | Teen
Nasir Fleming

Coming out was one of the hardest tasks of my life. Although it has its ups-and-downs, I do not regret being open and honest with myself.

Dispute Over Decency

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it. It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.

The Time I Outed Myself on AIM

Shawn Binder | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Shawn Binder

At the time, I thought these incidents would ruin my life. I thought they would completely destroy my relationships with friends and family and that I would be cast out. When you're in high school the mistake of divulging information to the wrong person can seem disastrous.

LGBT Youths With Unsupportive Parents Sound Off Anonymously

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices

With marriage equality expanding internationally and more U.S. states approving anti-discrimination legislation, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transg...

WATCH: A Tale Of Two Gay Teens With Vastly Different Journeys

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices

A groundbreaking new documentary will take an in-depth look at two adolescent boys who identify as gay from a young age and the vastly different journ...

I'm Using My Prom Queen Title To Take A Stance Against Transphobia

Nasir Fleming | Posted 08.31.2014 | Teen
Nasir Fleming

As youth, we learn from our elders; and if our elders are bigoted, anti­-women, anti-­LGBTQ, anti­-immigrant, anti-anything equality ­based, brutes who harass others with their religiosity, they'll only send messages to the youth that bigotry is tolerable.

Suspect In Shooting Of Lesbian Teen Couple Arrested

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices

A suspect in a Texas double shooting that left one lesbian teen dead has been arrested. NBC News is reporting that David Malcolm Strickland faces ...

First I Was Fondled by a Daddy

Matthew Terrell | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I fondly remember the first man to ever touch my genitals, even though the experience is a scar on my memory.

Looking Back: Jane Lynch and Playing Gay in The Wizard of Oz

Rick R. Reed | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick R. Reed

Thanks to Jane Lynch and the open lesbian character she played when she was a freshman, I too can look back at that thespian moment in my life and see it for what it was: an unconscious moment of coming out.