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School OKs Teen's Anti-Gay T-Shirt Under Pressure

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Officials in a Connecticut school district have backed down in a fight over free speech rights, allowing a student to wear a T-shirt bearing an anti-g...

Texas Teen Told He Can't Wear Dress To Senior Prom

Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

A Texas-based teen is battling his high school after being told he won't be allowed to wear a dress to his senior prom. Tony Zamazal, who says he'...

'Gay Free' Prom Plans Rattle Small Indiana Community

AP | PAMELA ENGEL | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

SULLIVAN, Ind. — A quiet Indiana community known for its parks and corn festival has become the latest setting for the debate over gay rights an...

Gay Missouri Teen Can't Bring Boyfriend To Prom (UPDATE)

Posted 02.15.2013 | Gay Voices

A Missouri-based gay teen says he'll be "devastated" if he can't attend his senior prom with his boyfriend, but in order for him to do so, he'll have ...

California Student's Senior Project Documents 10 Coming Out Stories

Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay 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 02.12.2013 | Gay 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...

'Gay-Free' Prom Frenzy Sparks Backlash At Indiana High School

Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Students and staff at an Indiana-based high school are trying to quickly distance themselves from the international media frenzy over one local group'...

High School Fights For A 'Traditional' Prom Banning Gays

Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay 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 ...

'My So Called Life' Star On Coming Out In Hollywood

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

With increasing support and acceptance of LGBT rights, students, leaders, and members of the LGBT community are more open to coming out in public. Huf...

Boy Scouts Postpone Gay Policy Decision

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices

IRVING, Texas — Caught in an ideological crossfire, the Boy Scouts of America is putting off until May a decision on whether to ease its policy ...

Gay Oregon Teen Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support

Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices

The 15-year-old gay Oregon boy who had been put on life support after hanging himself from school playground equipment has died. An Oregon Health ...

Meet The Teen Carrie Bradshaw's First Gay Pal

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

By the time she hit her 30s, Carrie Bradshaw had Stanford Blatch, her fabulous gay talent agent best friend in HBO's hit show, "Sex and The City." But...

Does It Really Get Better For Gay Teens?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, ac...

LOOK: Adam Lambert Talks Gay Marriage, Birthday Lap Dance While Receiving Huge Honor In NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2013 | Gay Voices

For the pop music superstars and global philanthropists in attendance, 2012's We Are Family Foundation Gala might be best remembered as the annual eve...

Religion: Benefit, Hazard Or Both When It Comes To LGBT People?

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

There are a lot of people working hard and spending a lot of money to make religion a hazard to LGBT people. Many other people of faith may deeply disagree with that treatment. However, when people of faith stand idly by, faith will continue to be a more of a hazard than a benefit.

49ers' Teammates Say They Never Participated In 'It Gets Better' Video (Even Though They're In It)

Posted 02.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A series of anti-gay remarks made by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver cast the Super Bowl-bound team in a negative light just days ahead ...

LOOK: High School Student Comes Out In Touching English Class Essay

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

When students at an unidentified high school were asked to write about a "weight that [they] carry daily," one teen took the opportunity to make a big...

Gay Teen Taken Off Life Support After Hanging Himself On Playground

Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Oregon teen was taken off of life support after hanging himself in the playground of a local elementary school. Komo News reports that 15-ye...

WATCH: George Takei Surprises LGBT Teen Who Came Out At School Awards

Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Anderson Cooper had a special surprise for the New Jersey teen whose impassioned coming out speech at a high school ceremony made him a viral video su...

Boy Scout Group Drops Gay-Inclusive Pledge After Threats From Regional Council

Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices

A Maryland-based Cub Scout pack has backed down on its non-discriminatory pledge toward gay participants after pressure from its regional council. ...

Teen Reveals Why He Identified As 'LGBT' And Not Gay In Viral Coming Out Speech

Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices

The New Jersey teen whose impassioned coming out speech during a high school awards ceremony went viral in the blogosphere is speaking out about that ...

Teen's Surprise Admission During Acceptance Speech Sent Room Wild

Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay 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...

Matthew Shepard Play Cycle To Hit NYC

Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices

The original cast of "The Laramie Project" will reunite in Brooklyn, N.Y. this winter for a stretch of special performances. But the forthcoming B...

Hurting Mom On My First Gay Christmas

Mark S. King | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

There was something about that look in my mother's eyes, in that moment. It took all my arrogance to protect myself from it, to seek refuge from the shocked stare, the battle in her face between heartbreak and fury. She was squeezing tightly to the silver watchband.

Study Reveals Surprising Facts About Gay Teens In Rural Areas

Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students living in rural areas are considerably more likely to feel unsafe in their respective academic ...