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A Gay Dad Responds To The Family Who Reacted Violently To Their Son's Coming Out

Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Last week another young person, Daniel Pierce, was thrown out of his home for being gay. I have written about this ...

5 Ways to Make Your Classroom LGBT Inclusive

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

The best example you can set for your students is to be a great leader. Use inclusive language, make the classroom a place for safe dialog by allowing students to have conversations that presents questions, but is without judgment.

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...

WATCH: A Tale Of Two Gay Teens With Vastly Different Journeys

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices

A groundbreaking new documentary will take an in-depth look at two adolescent boys who identify as gay from a young age and the vastly different journ...

Suspect In Shooting Of Lesbian Teen Couple Arrested

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices

A suspect in a Texas double shooting that left one lesbian teen dead has been arrested. NBC News is reporting that David Malcolm Strickland faces ...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Blake, 17, From Charlotte, North Carolina

Diana Scholl | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

"Becoming homecoming king is kind of the only normal teenage dream I've had. I was really surprised, though, that I was nominated. I didn't think it was attainable, because I'm trans, but now I feel like I could get it."

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Starfire, 18, From Las Vegas (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

"My partner and I have been together a year and three months. He identifies as straight, and it doesn't bother him that I identify as queer, genderqueer, and polyamorous."

Gay Connecticut Student Nabs School's Prom Queen Title

AP | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been named prom queen at his high school and says he's making a point about gender labeling and discrimi...

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...

It Has Been Getting Better For Transgender Teens -- But Cultural Concerns Remain

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had k...

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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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'...

LGBT Kids Need to Know They're Not Alone Online

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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.

Can You Ever Really Forgive A Bully?

Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By Lisa Keating | The Next Family Early this week, I challenged another writer, Tony Posnanski, on his notion that bullies are weak-minded and unab...

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.

AWESOME: Gay Teen Achieves Eagle Scout Milestone

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an ...

Teen's Driveway Vandalized With Horrific Anti-Gay Message After He Comes Out

Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Just days after a Minnesota teen claimed to have received death threats after coming out on social media, another student in the same school district ...

An Unlikely Target Of Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law?

Agence France Presse | Marina Koreneva | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

The founder of a Russian website set up to support gay, lesbian and transgender teenagers said Wednesday she had been charged under a controversial la...

WATCH: Teen Allegedly Targeted By Death Threats In Class After Coming Out On Facebook

Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices

A Minnesota teen says he received two anonymous letters which contained death threats in class after coming out on Facebook. Ryan Eichenauer, who ...

A Heartfelt Message For Troubled Teens Set Amidst The Glitter Of Broadway

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Curtis M. Wong

A budding thespian makes the Broadway leap in Tim Federle's Five, Six Seven, Nate!, but even those whose dreams don't involve sequins, spotlights or Sondheim should appreciate this book's heartfelt and nuanced message about adolescent self-acceptance.

Are Gay Teens Combating Bullies...With Steroids?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO (AP) — Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that ...

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 ...

Fun. Makes Amazing Pledge To At-Risk LGBT Youth Center In Detroit

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The pop-rock trio fun. is launching a campaign to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit. The band said Friday it plans to r...

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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...