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Bully For You, Jerry Buell

John Shore | Posted 11.04.2011 | Religion
John Shore

I'm harboring deep trepidation for the beginning of this new school year. All those kids. All those Jerry Buells teaching them.

Curtis M. Wong

Providing Shelter For Homeless LGBT Youth | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact

As Carl Siciliano can tell you, an endorsement from a "Golden Girl" can go a long way. The Ali Forney Center's executive director gushes about his...

Fight Footage Shown At Gay Teen Killing Trial

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors told jurors that surveillance footage of a teen murder defendant fighting in juvenile hall proves the boy has a violent nat...

Family Rejection of LGBT Youth Is No Joke

Carl Siciliano | Posted 08.13.2011 | Media
Carl Siciliano

We are mistaken if we think this is just about Tracy Morgan. Tragically, from my vantage point of working with thousands of LGBT youths who have experienced family rejection, he made a joke out of an everyday reality.

Gay Teens More Prone To Risky Behavior, CDC Finds

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Gay and bisexual high school students are more likely than their heterosexual classmates to smoke, drink alcohol or do other risky thi...

San Francisco Giants Join Anti-Gay Bullying Campaign

AP | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants will follow in the footsteps of President Barack Obama, pop star Janet Jackson and more than 10,000 oth...

Pro-Gay Schools: Like Any Other High School, But Without Bullies

The Good Men Project Magazine | Mark McCormack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Mark McCormack The Good Men Project Magazine Consider the scene: Tom, a small, shy, openly gay high school student, sat at the back of the scho...

Five Things the New Mayor Should Do for Women and Our City

K. Sujata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

When women are safe, healthy and financially secure, they lead strong families and thriving communities. That's why, as the new mayor sets his or her agenda, the 1.6 million women and girls in Chicago must be a key part of it.

Advice for Gay Teens

Tomas Mournian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tomas Mournian

Yes, it does get better! But that might be a few years from now. What should you do in the meantime?

Gay Teens: It Gets Better, But What Can You Do In The Meantime?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Author and journalist Tomas Mournian's new book hidden tells the fictional story of Ahmed, a gay, middle eastern teen who escapes from a so-called "co...

Hook-Ups Don't Work For Me

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Joel Carela I've always been put off b...

Gay Students Receive Harsher Punishments In School, Study Finds

Posted 05.26.2011 | Education

According to a Yale University study published in Pediatrics, gay teens are more likely to face harsher punishments than their heterosexual peers in s...

Minn. Catholic School Deletes Student Editorials Defending Gays

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. — Editorials in a Catholic prep school's student newspaper about same-sex marriage and gay teenagers are sparking debate a...

It Takes A Movement: The Next Steps

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Neither the left nor the right has the answers to our most pressing problems, though each will continue to say that it does. So we have to focus on the spiritual and moral values that bring us together.

Hannah Williams, Gay Australian Teen, Banned From Bringing Girlfriend To School Dance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a case reminiscent of the Mississippi prom debacle earlier this year, an Australian high school student has been barred from bringing her girlfrien...

Come out, come out, whoever you are.

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ari Solomon

As anyone with a heart would be, I was devastated by the recent surge of suicides among gay teens. It's been good to see the media covering these stor...

Growing Up Without Bullying

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

How did that myth that "bullying is just a normal rite of passage" find roots? How did the idea that bullying is somehow justifiable gain purchase?

The Relationship Between Gay Suicides, Bullying and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

Despite a groundswell of support from the public to stop young people from taking their lives, the ongoing sanctioning by our government of lesser treatment for gay people is clearly missing from the dialogue.

Religious Gays Tell Teens 'It Gets Better'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) A Muslim college student from Connecticut, an ex-Mormon attorney in the Bay Area and a Catholic wr...

Responding To Gay Suicides: What Teens Can Do

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Whether you're an ally or LGBT yourself, wherever you find yourself, you can make a difference, bit by bit, like the force of water eroding a stone.

Dan Savage: Gay Teens Need to Know it Gets Better

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Sex advice columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage began the "It Gets Better Project" after hearing of the September suicide of 15-year-old Billy Lucas in Greensburg, Ind.

The Bullying Years: A Survival Guide for Gay Kids

Gary Cohan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Cohan

Stay tough, stay hopeful, stay healthy and stay alive because, I promise you -- as a gay man, a medical doctor and, most importantly, as a survivor -- it absolutely does get better.

Accomplices in Hatred, Allies in Hope

Darren Rosenblum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Darren Rosenblum

At last, more than just LGBT academics and a few activists are raising the need for more active statements of support for free expression of one's sexual and gender identity.

Gay Teen Suicides: People Of Faith, Step Up For Our Youth!

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

We, as fellow human beings, and especially as people of faith, must end this loss of precious life and step up to the challenge to fully welcome and shelter all our children -- no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Tyler Clementi's Death: We're All Part Of The Problem

Gareth Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gareth Higgins

On the basis of what we know thus far, I think we can guess this: Tyler Clementi died as a direct result of a culture of sexual shame in which institutionalized religion is the major investor.