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Is Lady Gaga Making Kids Gay?

Posted 07.20.2012 | Gay Voices

Office Depot officials say they hope to create a "braver, kinder school year" for students by partnering with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, bu...

Parker Posey To Host NYC Benefit For Homeless LGBT Youth

Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices

The Ali Forney Center's annual summer benefit will shine brighter than ever this year -- with a little help from Parker Posey. The 43-year-old "Ho...

Boy Scouts Keep Ban On Gay Participants, Leaders

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 09.16.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ange...

Why We Can't 'Just Say No' to Bullying

Debra Chasnoff | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
Debra Chasnoff

In our quick fix, short attention span culture, shaking a finger is not enough. Just like the much-parodied mantra of the '80s and '90s to "Just Say No" to drugs, simply saying "Stop Bullying" will never change deeply entrenched cultural attitudes.

Teen Lesbian Couple Found Shot At Texas Park

Posted 06.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Details remain vague in a violent double shooting at a Texas park that left one lesbian teen dead and another hospitalized in serious condition. A...

An Open Letter To Young LGBT Athletes

Wade Davis II | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Wade Davis II

The pain of living a lie may seem like it will only last while you're playing, but the truth is my scars may never fully heal. Don't let the love for your sport overshadow the need to love yourself.

California Students Suspended After Conducting X-Rated 'Gay Test' In Class

Posted 06.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Nine seventh grade students at a San Diego-based middle school were suspended last month after watching pornographic videos as part of a so-called "ga...

A Way Out: Preventing Suicide and Homelessness for LGBTQ Mormon Youth

Mitch Mayne | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

For LGBTQ Mormons and their families, this is a lifeline of hope that has not existed before. Gone are the days where Mormon parents feel compelled to choose between their children and their faith.

LOOK: Bizarre Craigslist Ad Suggests Parent Is Trying To Cure Son's Homosexuality With New Computer

Posted 06.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Update on June 14 at 3:13pm: As HuffPost blogger Jamie McGonnigal of writes in his new blog, the Craigslist ad was indeed a hoax...

The Importance of Pride

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 08.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

We have built a safe space, financially and professionally and emotionally. But we are the lucky ones. It's easy for gays like us to say, "We don't need parades anymore. We don't need Pride." We aren't the ones still trying to survive.

MTV Orders Another 'It Gets Better' Special

Posted 08.11.2012 | TV

MTV is casting a follow-up to its "It Gets Better" special, featuring LGBTQ journalist and activist, Dan Savage, who co-created the It Gets Better Pro...

The 12 Least LGBT-Friendly Colleges

Posted 06.08.2012 | College

The United States has made a lot of progress towards equality for the LGBT community, but there are some colleges that still aren't very welcoming to ...

'Groundbreaking' HRC Survey Polls Over 10,000 LGBT Youth On Bullying, Education Issues

Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth are twice as likely to say they have been physically assaulted, kicked or shoved at school. Ninety...

WATCH: Child's 'Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven' Church Performance Gets Standing Ovation

Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Disturbing footage of what appears to be a young child's choral performance is going viral in the blogosphere. The congregation in the church, whi...

Brain-Damaged Florida Teen Was Victim Of Anti-Gay Bullying, Parents Say

Posted 05.28.2012 | Gay Voices

A Florida teen is suffering from brain damage after attempting suicide a year ago -- a victim, his parents say, of being subjected to anti-gay bullyin...

A National First: Gay Military Students Graduating Openly

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 07.27.2012 | Gay Voices

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gay students at America's military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexua...

A Night To Remember: HuffPost Gay Voices Salutes Same-Sex Prom Couples

Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices

For high school students nationwide, the prom is more than just the most exciting night of the year -- it's become a bonafide rite-of-passage. How...

Evangelical Christian College's 'Queer Underground' Student Group Comes Out

Posted 05.24.2012 | Gay Voices

The emergence of a secret lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group at a small evangelical university in California is shaking up both the s...

Facing The Truth About Reparative Therapy And America's War On Gay Teens

Tomas Mournian | Posted 07.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

The reparative therapy described in "Hiding Out" and my later related reportage chronicled torture practices that were coercive and, in many ways, the same as what was happening in the Iraqi torture sites: humiliation, isolation, extreme physical positions, and forced confessions.

WATCH: Ousted Gay Grad Speaker Delivers Keynote Speech At University

Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

The openly gay man who was ousted from speaking at his high school's graduation ceremony because of his sexual orientation finally got to deliver his ...

Student May Wear 'Jesus Is Not A Homophobe' T-shirt, Court Rules

AP | Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

CINCINNATI -- A gay student who sued his Ohio high school for prohibiting him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays will be allowe...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Anna, 19, From Tuscaloosa, Alabama (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


HuffPost Gay Voices Wants To Hear From You And Your Same-Sex Prom Dates!

Posted 05.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Prom is not just an exciting night for a high school student -- it's become a bonafide rite-of-passage. Of course, in a day and age when growing u...

Teacher Allegedly Films Gay Student Dancing With Transgender Prom Date And Shows In Class

Posted 05.15.2012 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania student claims he was the victim of bullying by school officials after a video of him dancing with his transgender prom date drew ridic...

Fight Against Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Gathers Momentum

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.13.2012 | Gay Voices

The fight against a controversial form of therapy aimed at making gay people straight is gaining some momentum. Last week, The Southern Poverty La...