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Little Boy Declares That Barbie Is 'So Fierce' In New Commercial

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.16.2015 | Gay Voices

A commercial for a new, limited edition Barbie doll is shattering stereotypes by featuring a young male fan along with two female pals. In the...

How To Have The Sex Talk With LGBT Children

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Talking to a child about sex is tricky -- and often stressful -- for parents who want to strike a balance between being open, honest and tru...

The Way This Dad Reacted When His Son Chose A Doll For A Gift Is Priceless

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices

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Transgender Kids Take Center Stage In Stunning, Empowering Photo Series

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices

For the past 12 years, Dutch photographer Sarah Wong has documented the lives and experiences of a group of children who have transitioned -- or are i...

This Guy's Mom Doesn't Approve Of His Sexuality. His Response Is Awesome.

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Like a lot of queer people, Daniel K. Isaac has a complicated relationship with his mother, Esther. Esther is a devoutly religious Korean-American ...

Here's What It's Like To Be A Transgender Child

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices

What is it like to be in the earliest stages of life but to feel a disconnect between your body and your sense of self? As transgender visibility c...

Groundbreaking Web Series Teaches Kids Tolerance And Acceptance

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices

At Huffington Post Gay Voices, we're big fans of children's programming that exposes kids to LGBT identities in casual and fun settings. Now, anoth...

WATCH: Parents Show Incredible Support For Transgender 9-Year-Old Son

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices

This just made our day. In this heartwarming and important video, Renée Fabish shares the story about her son's journey to live openly and honestl...

The Second Halloween My Boy Wanted to Be a Girl

Julie Tarney | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

You'd think that by the time my son Harry turned 4 years old in 1994, I would have learned how to handle Halloween. A guilt ghoul swallowed me whole the first time my boy wanted to go trick-or-treating dressed as a girl. But, no, some lessons don't come easy.

How Should LGBT Teens Navigate Sleepovers?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Kristin Olson and her daughter Lucy joined HuffPost Live this week for a frank discussion on sleepover protocol for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

A Gay Dad Responds To The Family Who Reacted Violently To Their Son's Coming Out

Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Last week another young person, Daniel Pierce, was thrown out of his home for being gay. I have written about this ...


Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

In this "Digitally Speaking" segment, I discuss the social media impact produced by these notes, and how they can help parents everywhere better handle the coming out moment for LGBT kids.

Pat Robertson Suggests Teen Is Having Gay Crushes Because He's Being Raised By A Single Mom

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices

A lack of "male companions" could be causing a woman's teenage stepson to have crushes on other boys, at least according to Pat Robertson. The U.S...

5 Ways to Make Your Classroom LGBT Inclusive

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 10.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

The best example you can set for your students is to be a great leader. Use inclusive language, make the classroom a place for safe dialog by allowing students to have conversations that presents questions, but is without judgment.

How This Mom Reacted When Her 9-Year-Old Son Told Her He Was Gay

Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices

By Lisa J. Keating | The Next Family It was breakfast time. Morgan: I asked my mom, “Why do parents throw their kids out when they tell them t...

Dancing in His Underwear for the Garbage Man, and Other Ways Noah Michelson Was a Sexual, Queer Kid (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-06-11-20140611NoahMichelsonsmall.jpgIt might not come as a surprise to you that Noah Michelson, Executive Editor of The Huffington Post's Gay Voices vertical, is a proud queer man. What might surprise you is how young he was when he first discovered his pride and sexuality.

Your Toddler Might Be Gay

Dana Sitar | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Sitar

If we keep talking to that little girl for the next 10 years as if it's her destiny to fall in love with a man, how will she react to herself and others if she finds herself attracted to the girls around her, not the boys? Or to both?

An Open Letter From A Grown-Up Gay Man To His Mother

Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons For 
 Dear Moms of LGBT Children: It's almost your day. That one-day a year that we celebrate you and all that...

Classmates Back California Teen Whose Yearbook Photo Was Axed Because She Wore A Tuxedo

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Classmates and family members are rallying in support of a California teen whose portrait was reportedly axed from her private school's yearbook and g...

LGBT Kids Need to Know They're Not Alone Online

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan D. Lovitz

We have all felt alone, lost, and unsupported. We cannot let the next generation feel so abandoned when we have so many resources at our disposal to help them. Each and every one of us can be an active advocate for change by just using our voice, in person or online.

Mom Who Fatally Beat Son She Apparently Thought Was Gay Convicted Of Murder

Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

An Oregon woman has been convicted of fatally beating her young son in a homeless shelter just days before his 4th birthday. The Oregonian reports...

Virginia Christian School Pressures 'Tomboy' To Transfer

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices

FOREST, Va. (AP) — Eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle likes to keep her hair short, wear boys' clothes, collect hunting knives and shoot her BB gun. "She'...

Mom Allegedly Killed 4-Year-Old Son Because She Thought He Was Gay

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

An Oregon mother is facing murder charges after allegedly subjecting her 4-year-old son to deadly beatings because she thought he was gay. As the ...

Pages From the Penis Book: My (Possibly Shocking) Sexual Life as a Gay Child

Noah Michelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

Something must have been off when my mother was pregnant with me. What else could explain why, from the day I was born, all I've ever been able to think about is having sex with men?

Parents Of Gay Kids Face These Common Fears

Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for I'm a parent. A damn good one if I do say so myself. Sure, I came out of the closet late in life. Went through a...