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LGBT Kids Need to Know They're Not Alone Online

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan D. Lovitz

We have all felt alone, lost, and unsupported. We cannot let the next generation feel so abandoned when we have so many resources at our disposal to help them. Each and every one of us can be an active advocate for change by just using our voice, in person or online.

Mom Who Fatally Beat Son She Apparently Thought Was Gay Convicted Of Murder

Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

An Oregon woman has been convicted of fatally beating her young son in a homeless shelter just days before his 4th birthday. The Oregonian reports...

Virginia Christian School Pressures 'Tomboy' To Transfer

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices

FOREST, Va. (AP) — Eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle likes to keep her hair short, wear boys' clothes, collect hunting knives and shoot her BB gun. "She'...

Mom Allegedly Killed 4-Year-Old Son Because She Thought He Was Gay

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

An Oregon mother is facing murder charges after allegedly subjecting her 4-year-old son to deadly beatings because she thought he was gay. As the ...

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?

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.

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: LGBTQ Homeless Youth Forced To Turn To Sex Work To Survive

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

New polling and research shows that a shocking number of those participating in sex work are homeless youth. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender an...

LOOK: 18 Kids Who Kick Way More Ass Than We Ever Did When We Were Their Ages

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The school year is coming to an end, so what better time to take a look at some of the amazing kids who have stood up and spoken out for lesbian, gay,...

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.

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," ...

Bathroom Ban For Transgender Girl Ignites Discrimination Debate

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

Coy Mathis, a Colorado transgender first-grader, has been stirring up debate over anti-discrimination laws since her elementary school stopped letting...

School Refuses To Mediate With Transgender Girl Banned From Bathroom

Posted 03.09.2013 | Denver

The family of a 6-year-old transgender Colorado girl who was banned from using her school's girls' bathroom are disappointed that the school district ...

6-Year-Old Transgender Girl Barred From Using Girls' Restroom

Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

The Colorado-based parents of a 6-year-old transgender girl are taking legal action after their local school district opted to prohibit their daughter...

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.

Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Izabela, 17, From Lincoln, Neb.

Diana Scholl | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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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.

Providing Safe Environments for All Students

Peter DeWitt | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education
Peter DeWitt

Parents send their children to school to learn and they expect them to be safe. All parents have those expectations, and it is our job as public school educators to make sure that happens.

The New Gay Activist: Swapping Parades For Council Meetings

Jonathan Kipp | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Kipp

We are helping to move rural and suburban Americans from just theoretically supporting same-sex marriage -- based on their sense of fairness, justice and goodness -- to actually liking, maybe even loving, us.

Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Anna, 19, From Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Diana Scholl | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Moms: Above All Else, Just Say No

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

The challenge for moms and dads is complex. Will they support their LGBT children unconditionally and bring on the rejection of their churches, workplaces, and family members, or will they adopt Pastor Sean's methods and hope for a "conversion"?