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Gay Youth

LGBT Youths With Unsupportive Parents Sound Off Anonymously

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices

With marriage equality expanding internationally and more U.S. states approving anti-discrimination legislation, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transg...

Memories of a Gay Childhood

Jan Phillips | Posted 07.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jan Phillips

I've been thinking of my own early years as a queer youth: how despairing I was, how wrong I felt, how terribly unseen and unheard. Then I remembered my suicide notes, how occasionally I would write one and leave it around to be found.

What My Son Taught Me About Gender Identity

Julie Tarney | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

Then it dawned on me. The handsome, bearded young man sitting next to me at the restaurant didn't just idolize female characters, he related to them. He identified with them.

How Punk Music Empowered a Queer Youth (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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These LGBT Youth Are Queering Up Radio In An Amazing Way

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A groundbreaking program is providing a platform for the lives and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals within the...

First I Was Fondled by a Daddy

Matthew Terrell | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I fondly remember the first man to ever touch my genitals, even though the experience is a scar on my memory.

LOOK: Judy Garland As You've Never Seen Her Before

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices

It's Judy Garland as you've never seen her before. The Hollywood legend is re-interpreted by visual artists as part of the annual "Night of a Thou...

Why I 'Fired' My Radio Co-Host: She Believes Gays Who Have Sex Are Failing God's 'Self-Restraint' Test (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In a recent episode of Nicholas Snow Live, my BFF and volunteer co-host, Helen M. Holdun, expressed opinions that shocked me and listeners. She revealed that she believes that sex is only for heterosexual married couples, and only for the purpose of procreation.

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

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay 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.

Painting The Town Rainbow On Behalf Of LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices

A new project created in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth is making the city of Bangkok a much more colorful place. ...

Edie Windor Reveals Her Next Goal

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plaintiff Edie Windsor dropped by HuffPost Live this week, speaking at length about her history-making legal victory as...

WATCH: Gay Teen Uses Prom Queen Title To Highlight Transphobia

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay Connecticut teen made local history after being named Prom Queen, calling his surprise victory a statement against transphobia. White Plains...

Great News For Teen Whose Yearbook Photo Was Axed Because She Wore A Tuxedo

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Officials at a San Francisco Catholic school have formally apologized after axing a teen's photo from the 2014 yearbook because she wore a tuxedo inst...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Mahlon, 20, From Riverside, California (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

"My family's always been very supportive of me. I came out to my family when I was 14, but I wouldn't really consider it a coming out; I just confirmed it. I've been a feminine boy forever. It was good they already realized."

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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On Top: 'He Said' Magazine's Gay YouTube Faves

Steven Lindsey | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven Lindsey

They're young, cute and not afraid to show up in questionable videos online. But unlike the the Kardashians, who could be summed up with the same teaser, these guys have true talent and have harnessed the power of internet video, taking YouTube by storm.

LOOK: Parents Fear For Son's Safety After Their Home Is Allegedly Vandalized With Anti-Gay Graffiti

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices

The parents of an openly gay Michigan teen say their home was targeted by bullies, who allegedly spray painted a homophobic slur outside of their son'...

Positive Side Effects

The European Magazine | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
The European Magazine

Europe is learning to become more tolerant of LGBT people. More and more countries debate LGBT rights and equality, embracing legal recognition of LGBT families. A huge re-thinking and reevaluation of traditional values is taking place, and the concept of the family is changing rapidly.

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.

The Pervasive Heterosexualizing of American Youth

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

The pervasive heterosexualizing of American youth is becoming worse, more severe, and more dangerous. Allow me to explain. More and more, I am readi...

My Son Was Six Years Old When I Introduced Him to Liberace, Elvis and Hendrix

Julie Tarney | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

I wanted him to know that the fashion door would open for him; that as boys got older they gained the freedom to wear whatever they wanted. I needed him to know there were men who had defied the notion of sameness and boredom with what they wore. Harry hung on every word.

My Gay Kid Is Lucky.. But He Shouldn't Have to Be

Amelia | Posted 03.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

If anyone is looking for the wrong thing to say to the parent of a gay child, that's it, right there.

Did 'Joking' Teens Skew A Landmark Gay Survey's Results?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 01/17/2014 10:20 AM EST on LiveScience Teenagers who thought it would be funny to fake being gay may have ...

Blueboy -- A Tale of Yesteryear

Aundaray Guess | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Aundaray Guess

The cartoons weren't like the ones I watched on Saturday morning though. I never remembered Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble doing what the men were doing in the magazine.

Author Tim Federle On Coming Out... As A Theater Person

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

With the help of a few thespian pals, author Tim Federle recalls his own adolescent experience coming out -- as a theater person, that is -- in this e...