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Town Reels After Gay Teen Becomes High School's Fifth To Commit Suicide In Last 5 Years

Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

An Iowa community is reeling after a teen's suicide, the fifth to rattle the local high school over the past five years. According to his mother S...

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.

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 ...

Survey Reveals Surprising Facts About LGBT Students In New York Schools

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

The state of New York may have a comparatively liberal attitude towards its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents. But a new poll su...

Gay Oregon Teen Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support

Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices

The 15-year-old gay Oregon boy who had been put on life support after hanging himself from school playground equipment has died. An Oregon Health ...

Gay Teen Taken Off Life Support After Hanging Himself On Playground

Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Oregon teen was taken off of life support after hanging himself in the playground of a local elementary school. Komo News reports that 15-ye...

From Losing My First Boyfriend To Homophobia To Empowering LGBT Youth: It Gets Better

Scott Beaver | Posted 09.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Scott Beaver

A week after I was outed, my boyfriend disappeared. I came into contact with one of his friends and discovered that he'd come out to his parents a few months before he met me, and they'd kicked him out, so he'd begun living on the streets. He'd disappeared because he'd passed away.

California's New Anti-Bullying Laws Would Have Helped Me When I Was In High School

Justin McCoy | Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin McCoy

I wanted to try out for the basketball team. When the girls on the team heard about this, they began to taunt me, saying, "You're gay. You can't be on a girls' team." But one incident in particular changed my entire high-school career.

From Bullied Gay Teen To Anti-Bullying Activist: Why I Decided To Make A Difference

Blake Danford | Posted 09.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Blake Danford

As an openly gay student, I have faced adversity in many forms, from students and school administrators alike. Bullying from students is common, but when it comes from the administration, it becomes downright dangerous.

10 Inspiring High School Gay-Straight Alliances

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.22.2012 | Teen

LGBT teens are twice as likely as straight teens to report incidences of physical assault at school, according to a recent survey of more than 10,000 ...

Tell Me, Christian, That You Hear This Boy

John Shore | Posted 02.05.2012 | Gay Voices
John Shore

Evangelical, fundamentalist Christians -- by which I mean, specifically, Christians who believe that being gay is a moral abomination, an appalling affront to God -- talk to me, please, about Jonah Mowry.