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Amazing Grace

Chris Delyani | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Delyani

I should've known she'd find me. Within minutes of my March blog posting of my first visit to the Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth, Grace Ste...

The Kennedy Kids

Chris Brady | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Brady

It is noble of Justice Kennedy to show concern for children being raised by same-sex couples, but what about the voices of the millions of LGBT children across America? All children should grow up knowing that when they become adults, they too can have marriages and families.

WATCH: 72-Year-Old Grandmother Sings Gay Marriage Song For Her Lesbian Niece

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Footage of a 72-year-old grandmother's poignant song for her lesbian bride-to-be niece is making the blogosphere rounds. Sherri Gray of Nashville ...

The Personal Is Political: Why Coming Out Matters

Dr. Darcy Sterling | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Darcy Sterling

You have a fundamental obligation (as we all do) to make this world a safer place. If you can't find the strength to come out for yourself, do it for the kid in Tennessee who sees no "normal" role model of gay life because, like you, so many people value "privacy" above social obligation.

'Boy Or Girl?' The Challenges Of Gender In Schools

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

CHICAGO -- From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It's a societal norm, an expectation even, that yo...

No Reprieve For Boy Scouts Despite Gay Youth Vote

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

-- The Boy Scouts of America will get no reprieve from controversy after a contentious vote to accept openly gay boys as Scouts. Dismayed conservati...

Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Youths

The Associated Press | By DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America have reportedly voted 61-38 to allow gay Scouts. According to multiple media sources, the scouting organization has chos...

WATCH: Gay Teen Gets Kicked Out Of Boy Scouts After Coming Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Amateur footage that reportedly shows a gay teen being kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) after he came out to a scouting official is makin...

Gay Activists Rally Ahead Of Boy Scouts' Ban Vote

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Marice Richter GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 22 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and members of conservative groups gathered in the Texas t...

Ending LGBT Youth Homelessness: Forty to None Project's Multi-pronged Approach

Jama Shelton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jama Shelton

Most solutions to the problem of youth homelessness center around increased shelter services, but we have established a three-tiered approach that is multidimensional and holistic; each part is important in its own right but ineffective without the others.

Boy Scout Troop Will Allow Gays

East Hampton Patch | Paul Petrone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MILFORD, CT - The Boy Scouts of America's Connecticut Yankee Council, which runs camps in several towns and has members from dozens more communities, ...

WATCH: Gay Teen's Incredible Graduation Speech

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Colorado-based gay teen's incredible commencement speech thanking his graduating classmates for their support is making the blogosphere rounds. ...

LOOK: Broadway's Hottest Chorus Boys Support LGBT Youth In NYC

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

Six of New York's hottest chorus boys sang, danced and stripped before a packed house at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts May 20, each vy...

Another Glitch in Boy Scouts' Proposed Gay Policy

Win Bassett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Win Bassett

Most of the conversation has focused on the double standard of refusing membership to openly homosexual adults as leaders. However, there hasn't been any discussion about another qualifier in the proposed language -- "alone."

Will Boy Scouts Accept Gay Youth?

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

-- With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious mem...

Michael Musto To LGBT Youth: 'Don't Be A Cookie-Cutter Gay'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Legendary Village Voice scribe Michael Musto offered advice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in a HuffPost Live appearance this ...

Lila Shapiro

Group Invokes Jerry Sandusky, Claims Proposed 'Gay-Cure' Ban Could Harm Abuse Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Opponents of proposed state legislation that would ban licensed therapists from offering so-called gay "conversion therapy" to minors are holding a p...

LOOK: New Tool Measures Instances Of 'Fag,' 'Dyke' And Other Anti-Gay Terms On Twitter

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An all-new digital tool aims to measure the instances of commonly used anti-gay language, including "faggot" and "dyke," used on Twitter. The new t...

Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Natasha, 15, From Iowa City (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diana Scholl

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WATCH: What To Do If Your Friend Comes Out To You

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Aiming to help teens and pre-teens tackle difficult issues, a new animated YouTube series explores what to do if your friend comes out as gay to you. ...

Gay Former NFL Player To Support Youth Pride

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Openly gay former NFL player Wade Davis is set to speak at the 18th annual Youth Pride Day celebration in Washington, D.C., presented by the Youth Pri...

Father Of Gay Teen Who Committed Suicide To Set Off On Incredible Journey

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The father of a gay Oregon teen who committed suicide in February is planning a cross-country tribute in honor of his son. As The Columbian is rep...

Boy Scouts' Gay Ban To Be Dropped For Youth, But Not Adults: Report

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK — Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of...

Father Allegedly Sets Fire To HIV-Positive Gay Son In Peru

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Peruvian father faces allegations that he doused his son with gasoline and set him on fire after learning the 22-year-old was gay and HIV-positive. ...

Why I Try And Fail To Support The Day Of Silence

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

LGBT students are being harassed, targeted and bullied at staggering rates. We must take our outrage at the plight of these youth, muster up our desire for change, place ourselves in front of the educational powers that be, look them in the eye and... be silent?