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Queer Kids

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?

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.

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.

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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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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Queer Kids (PHOTOS)

M. Sharkey | Posted 01.16.2012 | Gay Voices
M. Sharkey

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What Matters

Donique R. McIntosh, Ed.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | Gay Voices
Donique R. McIntosh, Ed.D.

I do not believe that straight and gender-conforming people are any less caring or are any less concerned about our youth. Yet there is too little said and done to save the lives of LGBT youth.

An Open Letter to Any LGBT Teenager Considering Suicide Right Now

Noah Baron | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Noah Baron

I know how you feel -- six years ago, I was where you are now. I felt isolated, scared, damaged; I thought the only way out was by ending my life. I'd been hiding who I was for years by that point.

Why Gay Youth Need More Out Public Figures

Michael Lucas | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Michael Lucas

Appearances do matter -- public appearances, the kind that a confused and lonely kid in Russia or Kansas or your neighborhood might see. "It gets better" is a nice but passive sentiment; come out, go out and help make it better.

Heal Homophobia and Save Our Youth

Jason Mannino | Posted 12.09.2011 | Gay Voices
Jason Mannino

This article is my third in less than three years about teen bullying and the tragedy of suicide among LGBT youth. Today, I write an almost identical article with practically the same statistics that I have written for the past two years.

Ending Bullying: A Community Obligation

Thomas Krever | Posted 12.07.2011 | Gay Voices
Thomas Krever

For Jamey, and potentially many more young people in a similar situation, being told and believing that "it gets better" is not enough. For Jamey and these other youth, the situation must be made better -- now.

In Some Ways, It May Already Be Better

Heather Corinna | Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices
Heather Corinna

LGB youth really, really need to hear about the good stuff. Because while it's not awesome to be queer in most places of the world yet, it's less and less scary and sucky than it used to be.

Midnight Radio: Gay Youth and Pop Redemption

Joe Schraufnagel | Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices
Joe Schraufnagel

Against my better sonic judgment, I believe that artists such as Lady Gaga have the electromagnetism to gift my gay brothers and sisters with the inspiration and tools they need to cultivate self-love and respect.