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The Place Where I Could Finally Be 'Me'

Marcel Neergaard | Posted 11.27.2013 | Teen
Marcel Neergaard

GSA is about having fun, getting to know each other, being supportive, and learning how to make our community stronger. Even when I felt public school wasn't a safe place for me, I could go to GSA meetings and feel like a normal student.

LOOK: Two Teens Ruffle Fast Food Outlet's Feathers By Doing This

Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Two British teens were allegedly threatened to be kicked out of a McDonald's after they staged a romantic "gay" dinner date. Cameron Ford and Adam...

WATCH: Lending An Ear To Prevent LGBT Youth Suicide

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Trevor Project is launching the "Talk To Me" campaign, engaging a number of influential faces from...

I Didn't Let Bullies Stop Me From Going Back To School

Marcel Neergaard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Teen
Marcel Neergaard

My school and I are pounding down that painful wall of bullying so others can be free. I am excited for this school year and I will use my courage to not be a passive bystander.

Why LGBT Teachers Are Less Likely To Challenge Bullying At School Than Straight Teachers

Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Despite the ever-present challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students face at school, a new study finds that gay teachers are act...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Zachary, 18, From Las Vegas (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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After Gay Policy Backlash, Boy Scouts Land Jamboree Performer

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down will headline the Boy Scouts National Jamboree's featured concert this weekend as a re...

Anti-Gay Christianity Claims Another Life

John Shore | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
John Shore

Many American bullies who victimize gay people do so confident, at one level or another, that they are furthering the cause of God -- just like the pastor up the street, or the pastor on the radio, or the pastor on TV, or the pastor at any of the "ministries" that trade in the hectoring of gay people.

Gay Teen Reportedly Takes His Own Life After Sending Heartbreaking Tweet

Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay New Mexico teen reportedly commit suicide after being subjected to intense bullying from his classmates. Seventeen-year-old Carlos Vigil pos...

New Report Examines How LGBT Youth Fare Online Compared To Their Straight Counterparts

Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth experience nearly three times as much cyber-bullying and harassment online as non-LGBT youth, but ...

Anti-Gay Activist Suggests Disturbing Motive For Tyler Clementi's Suicide

Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay activist Robert Oscar Lopez offers up a shocking motive for Tyler Clementi's 2010 suicide in a bizarre American Thinker editorial. Lopez,...

Pride 2013: 7 Moments In LGBT Youth Culture That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Happy Pride Month! To celebrate, we're taking a look at some of the best moments in youth lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture th...

WATCH: Adults Advise Younger Selves To Avoid 'That's So Gay' In Stunning Video

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Ever wish you could go back in time and give advice to your younger self, and maybe avoid some mistakes or awful things you said as a kid? That's ...

WATCH: Bystanders React To Trans Teen Fighting With Father About Buying Prom Dress

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The ABC show "What Would You Do?" has tackled various gay and transgender issues in the past, such as coming out to unaccepting parents and transgende...

Gay Teen Comes Out In Emotional Graduation Speech

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A Texas teen is being praised after coming out as gay in an emotional graduation speech. Jezebel's Laura Beck says Mitch Anderson's address "can o...

WATCH: LGBTQ Homeless Youth Forced To Turn To Sex Work To Survive

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

New polling and research shows that a shocking number of those participating in sex work are homeless youth. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender an...

LOOK: 18 Kids Who Kick Way More Ass Than We Ever Did When We Were Their Ages

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The school year is coming to an end, so what better time to take a look at some of the amazing kids who have stood up and spoken out for lesbian, gay,...

Good News For Ohio Transgender Teen

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Great news for Chris Calderon-Perez: the 17-year-old Fostoria High School student has won the right to wear a girl's graduation robe to her 2013 comme...

A Breakthrough Approach To Bullying In Wisconsin

Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices

As part of an effort to crack down on "harassment and emotional abuse among young people," a Wisconsin town will reportedly ticket and fine parents wh...

5 Reasons the Boy Scouts of America's Decision Is Nothing to Applaud

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrea Bonior

The Boy Scouts of America recently voted to end their ban on gay scouts, but will keep in place a prohibition on "avowed" gay adults serving as troop leaders, staffers, or volunteers. Here's why progressives should be disappointed.

Scouts Are Now 'Boy Sodomizers of America,' Says Right-Wing Pundit

Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay Scouts has generated a divided response from parents and other officials. Not surprisingl...

WATCH: Gay Teen's Incredible Graduation Speech

Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A Colorado-based gay teen's incredible commencement speech thanking his graduating classmates for their support is making the blogosphere rounds. ...

WATCH: Gay Teen's Dad On His Cross-Country Mission

Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices

The father of Jadin Bell spoke to HuffPost Live from the road after setting out on a cross-country journey in honor of his son, who committed suicide ...

Three Teens Die After Alleged 'Gay Conversion' Camp Torture: Report

Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are decrying the death of three teenage boys who were allegedly tortured ...

And GLSEN's 'GSA Of The Year' Award Goes To...

Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A Hawaiian high school is set to receive the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) 2013 "Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) of the Year" awar...