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An Urgent Warning to All Parents: This Gay Man Is Targeting Your Children

Noah Michelson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay 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.

WATCH: Vintage Halloween Footage Shows 8-Year-Old As Mrs. Doubtfire

Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Writer Marty Maguire shares this adorable footage of himself as an 8-year-old boy, circa 1994, dressing up in drag as Mrs. Doubtfire for Halloween. ...

The Woman Whose Story Inspired 'Philomena' Talks About Her Gay Son

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The woman whose story inspired "Philomena," the new film which just landed actress Judi Dench an Oscar nod, is speaking out about the experience. ...

WATCH: Amazing Way To Combat Idea It's Inappropriate For Kids To Be Exposed To Queer People

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.21.2013 | Gay Voices

An incredible new web series has hit the Internet that seeks to break down the stigma sometimes associated with LGBT people being involved in the live...

Best-Selling Author Reveals How She Discussed Sex With Her Gay Son

Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Author Suzanne Brockmann joined HuffPost Live for a candid conversation on how she dealt with raising a gay son. Brockmann, whose books include th...

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

Noah Michelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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?

LOOK: Grandfather Writes AMAZING Letter To Daughter After She Kicks Out Gay Grandson

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.03.2013 | Gay Voices

This man may deserve to win "Grandfather Of The Year." In this incredible letter, a grandfather passionately addresses his daughter's decision to k...

Parents Of Gay Kids Face These Common Fears

Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com I'm a parent. A damn good one if I do say so myself. Sure, I came out of the closet late in life. Went through a...

10 Ways to Support Your Gay Kid, Whether You Know You Have One or Not

Amelia | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

Here are some helpful hints for supporting your gay child before they ever come out to you. After all, parenting gay kids does not start when they come out. They've been gay since day one, whether you knew it or not.

Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love Our Gay Son

Linda Robertson | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

We told our son that he had to choose between Jesus and his sexuality. Choosing God, practically, meant living a lifetime condemned to being alone. So, just before his 18th birthday, Ryan, depressed, suicidal and disillusioned, made a new choice.

Noah Michelson

Amelia, Mother Of Young Gay Son, Opens Up About Her Unexpected New Life In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Noah Michelson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Almost two years ago, a mother posted a blog on Tumblr about her then 6-year-old son telling her that he had a crush on Blaine, a gay character on the...

Pride 2013: 7 Moments In LGBT Youth Culture That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Happy Pride Month! To celebrate, we're taking a look at some of the best moments in youth lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture th...

The Life Lessons A Straight Father Taught His Gay Son

Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com At 19, I came out of the closet to my parents. It was a shock, but not a surprise. At the time, I wasn't quite r...

WATCH: Controversial New Ad Shows Parents Learning Their Unborn Baby Will Be A Lesbian

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Imagine getting an ultrasound for your soon-to-be born child and instead of being told his or her gender, you're told your child's sexuality. In a ...

Dan Savage Explains Why Sex Education Must Include LGBTs

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices

(Warning: The above video contains graphic language.) Author and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, who recently asserted that gays are better at sex...

The Kennedy Kids

Chris Brady | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay 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.

A Mother's Love:LGBT Readers, Bloggers Sound Off On Their Moms And Mom Figures

Posted 05.12.2013 | Gay Voices

In a day and age when growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is an increasingly volatile experience, our mothers mean more to us now ...

WATCH: Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals What She Would Do If Her Kids Came Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Actress and producer Jada Pinkett Smith dropped by Huff Post Live to chat about the new film she produced, "Free Angela And All Political Prisoners," ...

All-Inclusive Sex Ed: The Importance Of Learning About Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity At A Young Age

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Glennisha Morgan

I think it is important for school districts to implement sex education that addresses sexual orientation and gender identity starting in kindergarten. Perhaps then children wouldn't be so perplexed when they encounter people who are LGBT or otherwise different from them.

School Officials, Students Divided In Support Of Mississippi Transgender Student

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Students at a Batesville, Miss. high school are protesting because they believe that a transgender classmate is receiving “special treatment.” ...

Preparing For A Generation That Comes Out Younger

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay 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.

A New Coming-Out Story

Amelia | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

My son never lived in the proverbial closet. He's never thought of himself any other way or pretended that he did. So what do I think he was coming out of? His narrative is so different from the ones that came before that I don't even have the terminology to talk about it appropriately.

WATCH: How This Tween Comes Out As Transgender To A Crush

Posted 01.22.2013 | Gay Voices

That first schoolyard crush can challenge even the most confident of tweens, but when the child in question is transgender, it can present an entirely...

'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.

Elementary Schools, Transgender Kids And Educator Freak-Outs

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 10.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

For the past few years we have had an increasing number of elementary schools contact us with reports that their teachers and school staff were "freaking out." The cause for alarm? The new enrollment of a transgender child or the gender transition of an already-enrolled student.