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The Vital Importance Of Sharing Our Coming-Out Stories

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Dhesi

The next time I saw the 17-year-old, I gave him my coming-out story. He seemed surprised that I'd gone to the effort of writing it down for him, and he was very grateful. I watched his eyes as he eagerly read my words. "I wish I could read another one," he said, finally.

'Halloween Capital Of The World' Turns Away Gay Youth Group

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Anoka, Minnesota may bill itself as the "Halloween Capital of the World," but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) trick-or-treaters might be...

Former Reparative Therapy Patient Says 'Ex-Gay' Procedures Were 'Horrible' And 'Traumatic'

Posted 10.08.2012 | Gay Voices

An emotional video testimony from a gay man who claims to have undergone reparative or "ex-gay conversion" therapy as a teenager is making the blogosp...

'Born This Way': The Radical Possibilities In Sharing Our Stories And Photos Of When We First Knew We Were Queer

Noah Michelson | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

While the stories and photos in Born This Way range from heartbreaking to hilarious and are each uniquely told by a range of voices, from the famous (like Sen. Barney Frank and singer-songwriter Sia) to "everyday" people, it's heartening to discover how much common ground we share.

Lila Shapiro

'Cure' For Gays Ignites Passion In New Jersey | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.05.2012 | Gay Voices

In California and New Jersey, lawmakers, gay-rights advocates, therapists, and religious organizations are fighting over the future of a controversial...

A Gay Dad Sound Off On Bullying Prevention Awareness Month And Rescuing Bullied Teens

Rob Watson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I am calling for the formation of groups of "Rainbow Berets" within schools. These would be concerned peer groups that would stand up to the circumstances that inspire bullying. They would be visible in their schools and would serve as safe confidants.

Will California's 'Gay Conversion' Ban Be Proposed In Other States?

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 10.02.2012 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Gay rights advocates are making plans to get other states to join California in banning psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers s...

Lesbian Teen Notes 'Life Is So Fragile' While In Recovery After June Shooting

Posted 09.26.2012 | Gay Voices

A Texas lesbian teen who survived a violent June shooting which took the life of her girlfriend is speaking out about her ordeal. Eighteen-year-ol...

Boy Scouts Lose Largest Corporate Donor Over Anti-Gay Policy

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Since July, when the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, the Scouts -- and organizations that give to it -- have come under...

Cyndi Lauper Hits NYC Nightclub For Intimate Cabaret Show

Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Cyndi Lauper wants the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to know that her love truly shows no bounds. Having already served ...

Football Player Kicked Off Team For Kissing Boyfriend: 'I'm Not Going To Apologize'

Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices

"If I could hear one thing, I would love to hear the school say they were wrong." That's how former North Dakota State College of Science student ...

Get Ready For 'It Gets Better' -- Part 2

Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Fans of the Emmy-nominated "It Gets Better" project will be happy to learn that an all-new, 60-minute special will return to both MTV and Logo two day...

WATCH: Ellen Has A Special Surprise For Anti-Gay Bullying Victim And Auto Shop Benefactor

Posted 09.13.2012 | Gay Voices

Ellen DeGeneres welcomed Jordan Addison, the Virginia-based gay college student whose car was heavily vandalized with homophobic slurs, and Richard He...

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On National Suicide Prevention Day

Rob Watson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I'm not writing from the perspective of a dad. I'm writing from the perspective of having lived in my own personal hell as an early teen -- one of which no one was aware, but from which I could see no hope.

GLSEN Survey Finds 82 Percent Of LGBT Teens Say They've Been Verbally Harassed At School

Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Six out of 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens say they feel unsafe at school. Eighty-two percent of that same group say they've be...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Dohyun, 19, From Atlanta (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Ana, 18, From Blauvelt, New York (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


Is College Life Better For Today's Gay Students?

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

My heart goes out to these gay students, because in spite of all the strides the gay community has made in recent decades, these kids are still struggling. I admire these students, who can be so out and so strong, but I do not envy the turbulent and aggressive atmosphere that they live in.

The Lasting Impact Of 'That's So Gay'

Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices

"That's so gay" has been part of the adolescent lexicon for some time, but a new University of Michigan study has revealed the phrase could have deep ...

How To Be Gay In High School

Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices

High school can be a battlefield for many teens, particularly if you're gay. Now, however, video blogger David Levitz, who reveals that he came out...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Noah, 19, From Macon, Georgia (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


WATCH: San Francisco 49ers Become First NFL Team To Join 'It Gets Better' Campaign

Posted 08.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay bullying advocates are praising the San Francisco 49ers, who became the first NFL team to join the "It Gets Better" campaign in support of le...

Campus Pride Ranks The Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges And Universities In The Country

Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Stanford University, Minnesota's Carleton College and Georgia's Emory University may all be vastly different institutions in terms of size of their st...

Lady Gaga's Most High-Profile New Ally?

Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Lady Gaga's anti-bullying organization has found a high-profile new ally: Patrick Schwarzenegger. The 18-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and...

Lila Shapiro

California Seeks To Ban A 'Cure' For Homosexuality | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.20.2012 | Gay Voices

When James Guay was 12, he went into a Christian bookstore to look for information on what was wrong with him. He found just one book on homosexuality...