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Boy Scouts To End Gay Ban: Spokesperson

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay m...

WATCH: Right-Wing Myths About 'Day Of Silence' For LGBT Youth Debunked

Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices

The Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has hit back at conservative criticism of their annual "Day of Silence," which was established...

12-Year-Old Transgender Girl On Her Desire To Be A Mom

Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Jazz, a 12-year-old transgender girl, spoke to HuffPost Live about her desire to become a mother in the future. "I want to be the mother of my own...

WATCH: Illinois Student Allegedly Has Horrific Gay Slur Written On His Neck By Classmate

Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The mother of a seventh grade student claims that a student wrote an anti-gay slur on her son's neck in permanent marker, the latest in what she belie...

Teen's Pro-Gay 'Day Of Silence' Fight Could Land High School In Court

Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A Florida-based teen has reportedly filed legal action against her high school after she was suspended after defying administrators and participating ...

Lesbian Teens Cry Foul After Picture Pulled From School Yearbook

Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A pair of lesbian teenagers in Texas have alleged their high school's yearbook staff is discriminating against them because they are gay. Sixteen-y...

Texas Teen Told He Can't Wear Dress To Senior Prom

Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

A Texas-based teen is battling his high school after being told he won't be allowed to wear a dress to his senior prom. Tony Zamazal, who says he'...

'Gay Free' Prom Plans Rattle Small Indiana Community

AP | PAMELA ENGEL | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

SULLIVAN, Ind. — A quiet Indiana community known for its parks and corn festival has become the latest setting for the debate over gay rights an...

Gay Missouri Teen Can't Bring Boyfriend To Prom (UPDATE)

Posted 02.15.2013 | Gay Voices

A Missouri-based gay teen says he'll be "devastated" if he can't attend his senior prom with his boyfriend, but in order for him to do so, he'll have ...

California Student's Senior Project Documents 10 Coming Out Stories

Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A California-based teen sent HuffPost Gay Voices his senior project, which tells the story of 10 gay men from the ages of 15 to 82. Devon Yaffe na...

WATCH: Teacher Seeking 'Straight Prom' Mocked In Amazing Parody Video

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

"Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to you..." An interview with an anti-gay, special education teacher in Indiana has prompte...

'Gay-Free' Prom Frenzy Sparks Backlash At Indiana High School

Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Students and staff at an Indiana-based high school are trying to quickly distance themselves from the international media frenzy over one local group'...

High School Fights For A 'Traditional' Prom Banning Gays

Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

A group of Indiana-based parents, teens and even a teacher is fighting for a separate "traditional" prom that would ban gay students. As NBC 2/My ...

Gay Oregon Teen Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support

Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices

The 15-year-old gay Oregon boy who had been put on life support after hanging himself from school playground equipment has died. An Oregon Health ...

Religion: Benefit, Hazard Or Both When It Comes To LGBT People?

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

There are a lot of people working hard and spending a lot of money to make religion a hazard to LGBT people. Many other people of faith may deeply disagree with that treatment. However, when people of faith stand idly by, faith will continue to be a more of a hazard than a benefit.

49ers' Teammates Say They Never Participated In 'It Gets Better' Video (Even Though They're In It)

Posted 02.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A series of anti-gay remarks made by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver cast the Super Bowl-bound team in a negative light just days ahead ...

WATCH: George Takei Surprises LGBT Teen Who Came Out At School Awards

Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Anderson Cooper had a special surprise for the New Jersey teen whose impassioned coming out speech at a high school ceremony made him a viral video su...

Boy Scout Group Drops Gay-Inclusive Pledge After Threats From Regional Council

Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices

A Maryland-based Cub Scout pack has backed down on its non-discriminatory pledge toward gay participants after pressure from its regional council. ...

Teen's Surprise Admission During Acceptance Speech Sent Room Wild

Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

A New Jersey teen took to his school's highest platform earlier this month, announcing he was LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) to his enti...

Study Reveals Surprising Facts About Gay Teens In Rural Areas

Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students living in rural areas are considerably more likely to feel unsafe in their respective academic ...

Michigan Teacher Suspended For Playing Song About Being Gay To Students

Posted 11.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A Michigan-based performing arts teacher has been suspended for playing a song about being gay to her students in class. Susan Johnson, who teache...

Helping Out Our LGBT Youth

Justin Hernandez | Posted 01.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

Some experience a lack of support from their loved ones, and others are even faced with homelessness. Here in New York the Ali Forney Center and the Hetrick-Martin Institute are invaluable resources to these kids, but both of these organizations were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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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'Dear Sarah, You Were The Brave One'

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, the online community writing site for young ...

Making It Better For Today's LGBT And Questioning Youth

James Lecesne | Posted 12.24.2012 | Gay Voices
James Lecesne

With all the discussion lately about bullying and the frequency of reports about LGBTQ suicide, we can sometimes lose sight of the changes that have happened over the past 15 years, and we can forget the ways in which the LGBTQ community is making it better for young people.