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WATCH: Gay Teen's Incredible Graduation Speech

Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay 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 05.22.2013 | Gay 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 07.21.2013 | Gay 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 05.20.2013 | Gay 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 05.20.2013 | Gay 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 | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay 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 04.21.2014 | Gay 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 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


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

Posted 04.25.2013 | Gay 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 04.24.2013 | Gay 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 04.22.2013 | Gay 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 06.19.2013 | Gay 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 04.17.2013 | Gay 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 06.15.2013 | Gay 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?

WATCH: Right-Wing Myths About 'Day Of Silence' For LGBT Youth Debunked

Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices

The Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has hit back at conservative criticism of their annual "Day of Silence," which was established...

A Day In A Queer Life In Spain: To All Those Experiencing The Nightmare I Lived Through

Octavio Caraballo | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Octavio Caraballo

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgAt 8 or 9 years old, I knew that my feelings for boys were different, but I didn't know that there was a word for those feelings, or that it was the word that the bullies were using against me, cruelly and without even knowing its meaning.

Organizing a New National Movement to End LGBT Youth Homelessness

Jama Shelton | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jama Shelton

Unfortunately, even as the LGBT movement makes progress in other areas, such as Don't Ask, Don't Tell and marriage equality, an increasing number of LGBT youth are experiencing homelessness.

Survey Reveals Surprising Facts About LGBT Students In New York Schools

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

The state of New York may have a comparatively liberal attitude towards its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents. But a new poll su...

WATCH: Illinois Student Allegedly Has Horrific Gay Slur Written On His Neck By Classmate

Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The mother of a seventh grade student claims that a student wrote an anti-gay slur on her son's neck in permanent marker, the latest in what she belie...

New Report Reveals Surprising Facts About LGBTQ College Athletes

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) student athletes are two times more likely to experience harassment than their heterosexual teammates, a...

What Happens When More Than One Of Your Kids Is Gay?

Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

What happens when more than one of your children is gay? That was the case for Mary Rives, who appeared in a discussion about her experience in a H...

Gay Man Beaten Unconscious In Alleged Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay man is in the hospital this week after being beaten unconscious -- a brutal attack those who were with him say was motivated by homophobia. ...

Who Gives The Sex Talk To A Gay Child?

Queerty | RAISING MY RAINBOW | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices

I was in fifth grade. I boarded the school bus and a sixth grade girl asked me if I was virgin. “No,” I said giving her a dirty look and findi...

Exorcised For Being Gay

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices

While the LGBT movement has made great strides in the past few years, it can still be tough for some to come out. Some communities are not as acceptin...

Mom Allegedly Beats Son With Electrical Cord After Catching Him In Gay Act

Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A Texas woman faces assault charges after allegedly beating her teenage son with an electrical cord after catching him in "a homosexual act" with her ...