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

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay 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...

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

Diana Scholl | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay 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 03.24.2015 | Gay 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 03.15.2015 | Gay 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...

Teen Claims He Left School Because It Wanted Him To Go Back In The Closet

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices

In a depressing reminder of the world that we all live in, an LGBT vlogger claims he has been forced to change schools after administrators threatened...

WATCH: Animated Web Series Explores Queer Teen Issues In Unconventional Way

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices

An animated web series launched this week that explores issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens in an unconventional way....

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

Diana Scholl | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

"My partner and I have been together a year and three months. He identifies as straight, and it doesn't bother him that I identify as queer, genderqueer, and polyamorous."

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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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.

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 ...

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...

Hello, LGBT Youth! Now Take a Stance and Pay It Forward!

Frank Mastronuzzi | Posted 12.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Frank Mastronuzzi

To the LGBT youth who have come out early, benefiting from the social gains that your older counterparts fought for: Don't let that be good enough for you. Get out there and give back or fight on. Further the social benefits and gains for your generation and the ones to come.

My Interview With Michael Iemma About His Film, Stitch, Part I

Michael Carosone | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I embrace a title such as this because "Hell Yeah! I am a gay filmmaker who is going to tell my stories about my life." Our community has been denied this freedom for far, far too long.

Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Natasha, 15, From Iowa City (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Helping Out Our LGBT Youth

Justin Hernandez | Posted 01.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

Some experience a lack of support from their loved ones, and others are even faced with homelessness. Here in New York the Ali Forney Center and the Hetrick-Martin Institute are invaluable resources to these kids, but both of these organizations were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Izabela, 17, From Lincoln, Nebraska (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Making It Better For Today's LGBT And Questioning Youth

James Lecesne | Posted 12.24.2012 | Gay Voices
James Lecesne

With all the discussion lately about bullying and the frequency of reports about LGBTQ suicide, we can sometimes lose sight of the changes that have happened over the past 15 years, and we can forget the ways in which the LGBTQ community is making it better for young people.

'Born This Way': The Radical Possibilities In Sharing Our Stories And Photos Of When We First Knew We Were Queer

Noah Michelson | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

While the stories and photos in Born This Way range from heartbreaking to hilarious and are each uniquely told by a range of voices, from the famous (like Sen. Barney Frank and singer-songwriter Sia) to "everyday" people, it's heartening to discover how much common ground we share.

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Nel, 18, From New Jersey (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Facing The Truth About Reparative Therapy And America's War On Gay Teens

Tomas Mournian | Posted 07.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

The reparative therapy described in "Hiding Out" and my later related reportage chronicled torture practices that were coercive and, in many ways, the same as what was happening in the Iraqi torture sites: humiliation, isolation, extreme physical positions, and forced confessions.

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Anna, 19, From Tuscaloosa, Alabama (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Patrick, 18, From Auburn, Alabama (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Isaac, 16, From New York City (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Trevor, 20, From Montevallo, Alabama (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Gabriel Lerner

WATCH: Undocumented And Unafraid, Queer And Unashamed

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 02.14.2012 | Latino Voices

Jorge Gutiérrez, 27, was addressing a hall packed with almost 200 young people in Memphis, Tennessee. Like him, they were brought to the United S...