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Iconic Gay Magazine XY Returns For A New Generation

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Two decades after it was first published, a beloved gay youth magazine is being resurrected for a new generation. Known for its steamy photos and poi...

Trans Teen Gives Tear-Jerking Speech After Student's Ridiculous Complaint

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2016 | Queer Voices

A seventh-grade transgender boy gave a powerful speech on Sept. 12 to the East Penn School District in Pennsylvania about his gender identity and expe...

Gender Fluid Teen Will Be Allowed To Run For Homecoming Queen

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.22.2016 | Queer Voices

A gender-fluid Florida teen will now be eligible to run for homecoming queen at his high school after he says he was initially told he couldn’t do s...

Teen Becomes His School Football Team's First Transgender Player

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.21.2016 | Queer Voices

A Canadian teen is making waves as his high school football team’s first openly transgender player. Kennedy Cooley said he transferred to Halifax W...

These Mormons Deserve The Applause

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

As an LGBT+ ally, I feel it is important to make sure that I remember I don't take attention away from the LGBT+ Mormons who are the real heroes, facing rejection and condemnation on a daily basis. So if you applaud in public or in private, please let it be for these people and not for me.

Family Shows Their Support For Lesbian Teen With A Coming Out Party

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices

When Kinsey Ratzman came out as a lesbian to her family in June, she knew the moment would change her life. Still, the 17-year-old admitted to being ...

This Teen Just Made Magical Use Of Splash Mountain's On-Ride Camera

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices

A California teen took to one of Disneyland's most beloved attractions to come out as gay to her family. Gina (who has asked her last name be withhel...

This Man's Transformation Into Disney Princesses Has To Be Seen To Be Believed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices

A 21-year-old Instagram artist is making waves across the Internet for his very convincing and thoroughly executed Disney Princess cosplay. Richard Sc...

Killing Queers in Indiana

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 04.27.2016 | Queer Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

In 1986 Robbie Palmer was murdered in rural Indiana, his body dumped in a farm field drainage ditch, left there to rot, a carcass for the turtles and wildlife to eat. His murder took place long before anyone knew the name Matthew Shepard.

Study Sheds Insight Into Teen Sexuality, And It May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices

A new survey has found that when it comes to sexuality and gender, teens report occupying a wider spectrum than ever before. The New York-based J. Wa...

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 show of support an...

The Prevention of Suicide Through Unconditional Love

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 12.03.2016 | 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 suicide...

Coming Out: A Parents Guide to Supporting Your Gay Teen

John Sovec | Posted 11.05.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 allow him ...

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 who may be ...

LGBTQ Sex Education Is a Vital Tool for All Parents

Sean O'Toole | Posted 08.10.2016 | 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, Miranda, ha...

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 boys nationwide....

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 plight of lesbian, ga...

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...