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Queer Children

Meet Jazz Jennings, The Transgender Teen Who Is Changing The World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the twelfth feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significan...

For My Sister, on Her Birthday

Michael Rowe | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rowe

Her most lasting gift to me at that age was the ability to see that even if I wasn't beautiful, or lovable, or serious enough for the expectations of the world of straight adults, I was unique and brimming over with the possibilities of a big life, and beautiful enough for her.

This Queer Web Series Perfectly Tackles Kids And LGBT Stigma

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

If you've never seen "Sez Me," then you're in for a treat. This ongoing web series is all about breaking down stigma when it comes to children and the...

This Satirical Children's ABC Book Perfectly Skewers Jeb Bush

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

A brilliant, new satirical children's book perfectly skewers the absurdity of Jeb Bush's attitudes towards minorities and disenfranchised groups. Jeb'...

This Kid's Book Features A Prince Who Transforms Into A Princess

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

A powerful new children's book tells the story of a prince who transforms herself into a princess, coming to live as her authentic self on her 16th bi...

Finally, Toys That Truly Reflect The Diversity Of Families

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

What if children actually had toys that reflected the diversity of their lives and the world around them? This is the goal of a new line of toys calle...

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

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

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

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 Urgent Warning to All Parents: This Gay Man Is Targeting Your Children

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Michelson

I don't want you to walk away from this letter thinking that I'm not targeting your children. I most certainly am. Here are just a few things I want your kids to know.

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

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?

The Kennedy Kids

Chris Brady | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Brady

It is noble of Justice Kennedy to show concern for children being raised by same-sex couples, but what about the voices of the millions of LGBT children across America? All children should grow up knowing that when they become adults, they too can have marriages and families.

Preparing For A Generation That Comes Out Younger

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh A. Goodman

The average coming-out age has declined from 20-something in the '80s to somewhere around 16 today, and there are many who come out younger -- in some cases far younger. Both the LGBTQ community and society at large need to be thinking about how to meet these kids' needs.

When Did You First Realize You Weren't Straight?

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

I admit that I was totally clueless until I got hit with the gay stick at age 15. I knew I was different. I knew I didn't want to wear dresses or get married, but I didn't get the memo that the way I liked boys wasn't the way that other girls my age felt.

Queer Kids (PHOTOS)

M. Sharkey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
M. Sharkey

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What Matters

Donique R. McIntosh, Ed.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donique R. McIntosh, Ed.D.

I do not believe that straight and gender-conforming people are any less caring or are any less concerned about our youth. Yet there is too little said and done to save the lives of LGBT youth.

An Open Letter to Any LGBT Teenager Considering Suicide Right Now

Noah Baron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Baron

I know how you feel -- six years ago, I was where you are now. I felt isolated, scared, damaged; I thought the only way out was by ending my life. I'd been hiding who I was for years by that point.

Heal Homophobia and Save Our Youth

Jason Mannino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Mannino

This article is my third in less than three years about teen bullying and the tragedy of suicide among LGBT youth. Today, I write an almost identical article with practically the same statistics that I have written for the past two years.

Ending Bullying: A Community Obligation

Thomas Krever | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thomas Krever

For Jamey, and potentially many more young people in a similar situation, being told and believing that "it gets better" is not enough. For Jamey and these other youth, the situation must be made better -- now.

In Some Ways, It May Already Be Better

Heather Corinna | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Heather Corinna

LGB youth really, really need to hear about the good stuff. Because while it's not awesome to be queer in most places of the world yet, it's less and less scary and sucky than it used to be.

Midnight Radio: Gay Youth and Pop Redemption

Joe Schraufnagel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Schraufnagel

Against my better sonic judgment, I believe that artists such as Lady Gaga have the electromagnetism to gift my gay brothers and sisters with the inspiration and tools they need to cultivate self-love and respect.