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It Has Been Getting Better For Transgender Teens -- But Cultural Concerns Remain

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had k...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Trent, 16, From Lincoln, Nebraska (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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LOOK: Parents Fear For Son's Safety After Their Home Is Allegedly Vandalized With Anti-Gay Graffiti

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices

The parents of an openly gay Michigan teen say their home was targeted by bullies, who allegedly spray painted a homophobic slur outside of their son'...

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.

Can You Ever Really Forgive A Bully?

Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By Lisa Keating | The Next Family Early this week, I challenged another writer, Tony Posnanski, on his notion that bullies are weak-minded and unab...

A Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

You will understand those confusing feelings you are having about "who you love" or fall in love with. It is your nature to love, and it is just who you are that you love a man. It is OK. You will survive your suicide attempt, and something glorious will happen.

AWESOME: Gay Teen Achieves Eagle Scout Milestone

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an ...

Teen's Driveway Vandalized With Horrific Anti-Gay Message After He Comes Out

Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Just days after a Minnesota teen claimed to have received death threats after coming out on social media, another student in the same school district ...

An Unlikely Target Of Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law?

Agence France Presse | Marina Koreneva | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

The founder of a Russian website set up to support gay, lesbian and transgender teenagers said Wednesday she had been charged under a controversial la...

WATCH: Teen Allegedly Targeted By Death Threats In Class After Coming Out On Facebook

Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices

A Minnesota teen says he received two anonymous letters which contained death threats in class after coming out on Facebook. Ryan Eichenauer, who ...

A Heartfelt Message For Troubled Teens Set Amidst The Glitter Of Broadway

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Curtis M. Wong

A budding thespian makes the Broadway leap in Tim Federle's Five, Six Seven, Nate!, but even those whose dreams don't involve sequins, spotlights or Sondheim should appreciate this book's heartfelt and nuanced message about adolescent self-acceptance.

Are Gay Teens Combating Bullies...With Steroids?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO (AP) — Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that ...

Did 'Joking' Teens Skew A Landmark Gay Survey's Results?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 01/17/2014 10:20 AM EST on LiveScience Teenagers who thought it would be funny to fake being gay may have ...

Fun. Makes Amazing Pledge To At-Risk LGBT Youth Center In Detroit

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The pop-rock trio fun. is launching a campaign to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit. The band said Friday it plans to r...

Author Tim Federle On Coming Out... As A Theater Person

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

With the help of a few thespian pals, author Tim Federle recalls his own adolescent experience coming out -- as a theater person, that is -- in this e...

WATCH: The Amazing Way This Teen Came Out To His Parents

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

When he decided to come out to his parents, gay teen Keanu Williams opted to take the confectionary route. Though it was shot in August 2013, vide...

A Guidance Counselor Outed Me To My Mother

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Teen Banned From Shopping Mall After Allegedly Being Attacked Because He's Gay

Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay New Mexico teen says he's been banned from Albuquerque's Coronado Mall for fighting after allegedly being brutally attacked. The 14-year-old...

How Did You Tell Your Parents You Were Gay?

Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices

How did you come out to your parents? That's the question posed in this clever new video featuring Kristin and Dannielle from EveryoneIsGay.com. Th...

Pundit's SHOCKING Response To Mom Whose Teen Son Just Came Out As Gay

Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Pat Robertson has made no secret of his opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the past, but the conservative evangelis...

Acclaimed Gay Artist To Hit The Road For LGBT Youth

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

An outspoken visual artist who was instrumental in the production of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' award-winning "Same Love" video is planning to hit the...

Forget The King: Lesbian Couple Crowned Homecoming Queens In California

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian teens Lily Cohen and Greta Melendez made headlines this week when their high school peers voted the couple homecoming queens. Officials at ...

My First Boy Crush, and Why I Will Always Remember Him

Gary Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

The first time I said "I love you" out loud and actually meant it was on my high-school stage in the spring of 1966. We were alone, or at least I thought we were. Joey, my beloved, was sitting at the baby grand. He looked right at me and started playing "Michelle" by the Beatles.

High School Elects Two Homecoming Queens -- And No King

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Students at C.C. Winn High School in Eagle Pass, Texas made history this week when they defied tradition by electing two homecoming queens and no king...

WATCH: New Film Explores High School Quarterback's Closeted Love Affair

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A new film is slated for release this November that explores the complex and emotional struggle of being a closeted LGBT teen in high school. Titl...