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Life After Trump: A Gay Survivor's Guide

David Toussaint | Posted 12.13.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

If you're young and afraid, remember where you've come from and revel in what's been achieved.

First-Time Author Offers Kids A Splashy Tale Of Self-Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.17.2016 | Queer Voices

In his heartwarming new picture book, first-time author Aaron Clippinger takes his young readers under the sea for an environmentally conscious lesson...

Iconic Gay Magazine XY Returns For A New Generation

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Two decades after it was first published, a beloved gay youth magazine is being resurrected for a new generation. Known for its steamy photos and poi...

The Doctor is OUT! Dr. Vince's Mission to Eliminate Gay Shame

Jed Ryan | Posted 09.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Jed Ryan

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D., is affectionately known by both his students and friends as "Dr. Vince". At 64 years young, he's clearly at his happiest whe...

An 'Unflinching' Series About Homeless Queer Youth Is In The Works

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.14.2016 | Queer Voices

A new television series promises to take a “raw, unflinching look” at homeless queer youth ― and you can help get it made. On Monday, producers...

This Queer Fairytale Is Helping Kids Understand The True Meaning Of Love

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.07.2016 | Queer Voices

A new animated cartoon now available on Hulu presents the idea of queer love to children in a normalized and easy to understand way. "Rosaline" follow...

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...

'EKAJ': More Than a Movie

Peter C. Frank | Posted 04.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter C. Frank

The decision by director Cati Gonzalez to use "real people" who parallel the lives of the film's characters offers an unvarnished glimpse into the graphic reality of a subject often talked about only in generalized terms.

Watch The Amazing Way Pop Star Troye Sivan Just Helped This Teen Come Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Troye Sivan made one mega-fan's dream come true at a concert in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The pop star, who is quickly establishing himself as a q...

This Vehemently Anti-Gay Church Might Get The Ultimate Karmic Smackdown

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

A New York church notorious for posting homophobic messages on its billboard may be on the auction block. But if fundraising efforts are successful, t...

New Mormon LGBT Policy: Putting Already Vulnerable Youth at Even Greater Suicide Risk?

Mitch Mayne | Posted 01.28.2017 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

Today, the message to LGBT Mormon youth is clear, and it's a bleak Sophie's Choice: either resign yourself to life of celibacy, or be ejected from your church and family -- for all time and eternity. Regardless of which option Mormon youth choose, they lose.

Five New Year's Resolutions That Every Dad of a Gay Child Should Make (and Keep!)

Klint Kendrick | Posted 12.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Klint Kendrick

Commit to connecting with your son. It's a story I've heard again and again: A boy comes out as gay and his dad suddenly steps out of the picture. This leaves a young man without his dad's guidance, and it can make life harder on your son than it needs to be.

Here's Why This University Can Now Legally Ban Gays, Pregnant Women

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

Don't bother applying to Tennessee's Carson-Newman University if you're gay, pregnant or an unwed mother. The private Southern Baptist college, whic...

Think Being Young And LGBT Has Gotten Easier? Think Again

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

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth who have benefited from New York's Hetrick-Martin Institute open up about their personal experienc...

5 Ways LGBT Youth Can Survive Thanksgiving Dinner with Crazy Uncle Bob

Klint Kendrick | Posted 11.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Klint Kendrick

Thanksgiving dinner is stressful for just about everybody, and when rich food and strong drinks are served, things can get a little tense. Taking some time to emotionally prepare for a turbulent dinner with Crazy Uncle Bob can make all the difference.

Here's What Cynthia Nixon Believes Is The 'AIDS Crisis Of This Generation'

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

Cynthia Nixon is proud of the political and social strides made by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in recent years, but sh...

Great News For LGBT Youth In Puerto Rico

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Students at public schools across Puerto Rico for the first time can choose to wear pants or skirts as part of their un...

Anti-Bullying: Failing To Tackle Gender And Sexual Inequalities

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 10.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

We need to make clear connections between gender inequality, sexism, and the harassment experienced by LGBTQ and gender non-conforming kids -- including girls who express sexual agency. Student activism can be a useful tool for bringing awareness to schools.

Gay Author's Early Years Inspire Kids' Book About Self-Acceptance

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

Journalist Tyler Curry is making his first foray into children's literature with A Peacock Among Pigeons, a charming picture book with a very mature m...

Here's Why These Mizzou Athletes Will 'Go Purple' For Spirit Day

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

Student athletes at the University of Missouri explain why they're "going purple" for Spirit Day in this poignant new clip. Created by Vito Cammisano...

Are You Ready To Go Purple For Spirit Day?

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

Are you ready to go purple for Spirit Day? GLAAD has released a new animated video in advance of the event, held on Oct. 15, encouraging supporters to...

Stop Hoping for More and Start Hoping for the One

JD Stewart | Posted 09.21.2016 | Queer Voices
JD Stewart

I am most certainly not the first, nor will I be the last to feel this way. But my main question is: Where is this diverse and accepting gay community that people led me to believe existed here? We are now in a world where we have over 100 choices at our fingertips and still, we want more.

Back To School Tips For Parents Of LGBTQ Kids

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Back to school time is filled with the excitement of new backpacks, teachers, and reunions with friends. But for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgende...

Rebecca Klein

This Gay Straight Alliance Won A Major Award, But It's Still Fighting For Acceptance In Its School | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Nixa High School's Gay Straight Alliance is changing lives. In just two years, the club has lobbied state lawmakers for more LGBT-inclusive anti-bully...

Ireland and I Shout 'Yes'

Alice Carey | Posted 05.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Alice Carey

As Shakespeare might have said regarding Ireland's resounding YES vote on Gay Marriage, "This is a tale told by the populous full of sound and fury, signifying everything." And it is. Ireland hit her mark on the planet and she gleams! But in true Shakespearian fashion, not before some tragedy.