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Here's A Prom Night Game-Changer For Queer Teens Everywhere

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Thanks to a new competition, one queer high school student will have the opportunity to receive a custom prom outfit that accurately reflects their ge...

Mom Updates Tattoo Of Transgender Son To 'Fully Represent Who He Is'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It was an “easy” touch-up, transforming an old tattoo into something new, but for one Canadian couple, the change represented a sh...

The Prevention of Suicide Through Unconditional Love

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Although suicide is not seasonally dependent, the festivities may bring many LGBT persons more dread than cheer. Reflect on your relationship with your child this holiday season. A parent's assurances of unconditional love can be the difference between life and death.

'It Gets Better' Launches Inspiring New Project To Celebrate 5th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Five years after its launch, the It Gets Better Project is looking toward the future and continuing its work countering anti-LGBT bullying and...

Coming Out: A Parents Guide to Supporting Your Gay Teen

John Sovec | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents
John Sovec

"Mom, Dad, I'm gay!" Your brave, wonderful, beautiful child has spoken the words out loud that somewhere in the back of your mind you already suspected. This moment of honesty is the beginning of a journey that can be challenging for both you and your child.

10 Ways to Make It Easier for Your Child to Come Out

Laurin Mayeno | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Laurin Mayeno

If your child is thinking about coming out, you probably don't know about it. You might suspect that your child is LGBT, or you may not have the slightest idea. There are ways that parents and caregivers can make the days before and after coming out much easier for their children.

Gay Teen's Catholic School Says He Can't Bring His Date To Homecoming

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13 A gay student at an all-boys Catholic prep school in Memphis, Tennessee, says school administrators are refusing to a...

Gay Teens Fall In Love In Dustin Lance Black's Short Film For Coca-Cola

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A compelling short film by Dustin Lance Black takes a look at young, queer romance and the choices teens have today in responding to those w...

LGBTQ Sex Education Is a Vital Tool for All Parents

Sean O'Toole | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sean O'Toole

I also realize that sometimes parents don't expect or want their children to be gay, in the same way they don't expect or want their children to go around acting like 1970s Thor but sometimes they are one of these things, and sometimes they are both.

This Mom Had The Most Amazing Response To Anti-Gay Graffiti Ever

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

When her home was vandalized with homophobic graffiti last week, Erin Kennedy DeLong knew she had to fight back. Her 17-year-old daughter, Mirand...

Rush Limbaugh: TV's 'Hip' Take On Gay Sex Is Impacting Teen Boys

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

Rush Limbaugh believes the "loving, sensitive" and "hip" portrayal of gay sex in popular culture might be having an impact on teenage b...

Hear Matthew Shepard In His Own Words In This Touching New Film

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

Get More: Logo Documentary Films   Seventeen years after his tragic death, Matthew Shepard continues to serve as a symbol of the pl...

The States Where LGBT Teens Face The Most Harassment

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's not easy to be a gay adolescent in America. According to data from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's 2013 National School Climat...

The 3 Sides To My Coming Out Story

Posted 06.15.2015 | Teen

In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Young Voices is highlighting the coming out stories of teens and those in their early 20s. Was it a life-changing mo...

I'm OK With Strangers Knowing I'm Gay, But Not My Family

Posted 06.17.2015 | Teen

In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Young Voices is highlighting the coming out stories of teens and those in their early 20s. Was it a life-changing mo...

What I Wish I Could Have Told My 11-Year-Old Closeted Self

Posted 06.10.2015 | Teen

In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Young Voices is highlighting the coming out stories of teens and those in their early 20s. Was it a life-changing mo...

Here's What It Means To Be A Demi-Romantic Asexual Agender Teen

Posted 06.08.2015 | Teen

In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Young Voices is highlighting the coming out stories of teens and those in their early 20s. Was it a life-changing mo...

Here's What A Prom With No Gender Rules Would Look Like

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A group of young adults recently sat down with MTV to discuss what their ideal look would be at a prom where they were able to attend as their authent...

Walmart Store Reportedly Refuses To Print 'Gay' On Cake For Gay-Straight Prom 'Couple'

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

Two Nevada teens -- one gay and one straight -- have become Internet sensations in the wake of their viral promposal, but a new wrinkle in what had be...

This Gay Teen Couple Couldn't Have Asked For A More Perfect Prom Night

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

Prom night is a memorable rite-of-passage for many high school students across the country. The experience was especially monumental for two gay West ...

Sharing the Stories of LGBTQ Youth: Caitlyn, 18, From Las Vegas

Diana Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diana Scholl

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WATCH: Here's What Happens When You Let Your Mom Read Your Grindr Messages

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Would you let your mom have access to your Grindr account? Popular YouTube vlogger Riyadh Khalaf did just that, letting three weeks worth of Grindr...

If You Could Tell Your 13-Year-Old Queer Self One Thing... This Is What It'd Be

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A few weeks ago we asked you, our brilliant HuffPost Gay Voices readers, to give us some advice about how to keep long-term relationships going strong...

I'm An 18-Year-Old Boy Who Wears Blue Nail Polish -- Get Over It

Nasir Fleming | Posted 05.11.2015 | Teen
Nasir Fleming

Sometime last year, I complimented a mother on an adorable child who happened to be sporting periwinkle attire. I kindly asked, "Is it a girl or a boy?" She looked at me with disgust, and said, "She's clearly a girl, look at the color of her clothing."

A Gay Dad's Open Letter To The Texas School That Rejected Out Teen

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family The world of teens and tweens can be a treacherous one. As the dad to two 12-year-olds, I see it as a world where c...