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Gay Stories and Personal Experiences from Teens

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens have a variety of personal experiences to share. Here are some gay stories and personal experiences from real teens who talk about everything from coming out to substance use, relationships and life at school.If you are a GLBT teen with a story to share, contact gayteens@aboutguide.com.

"The Best Part is Feeling Liberated:" A Lesbian Teen's Coming…
Kendall is a 16-year-old lesbian who makes her own clothes and loves movies, music and books. She talks about her experiences coming out and offers some advice for other GLBT teens thinking about doing the same.

Gay & Lesbian Teens' Personal Experiences
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens have extremely varied personal experiences. Here a few real teens share their gay stories of everything from coming out to substance use, relationships and life at school.

Jakalope's Story of Gay Teen Drug Use
16-year-old, Jakalope, shares his story of drug use as a gay teen.

Mihomi's Story
Mihomi shares her story of her experiences as a lesbian teen.

Colby's Story
17-year-old Colby, shares his thoughts on coming to terms with being gay.

What's it's Like to Be a FTM Transgender Teen
Casey, a 17-year-old FTM transgender teen, talks about his experiences.

"Life Didn't Feel Like Such a Scary Thing:" A Lesbian Teen's …
Kendall is a 16-year-old lesbian who makes her own clothes and loves movies, music and books. She talks about the effect that alcohol and drugs had on her and how one scary experience, and a love of animals, served as a wake up call.

Gay & Lesbian Teens Talk About Sex
Sex is a big issue for a lot of gay and lesbian teens. Here some GLBT teens share their experiences.

Gay Teens Share Their Coming Out Tips
Gay teens share how their coming out experiences went and offer some tips for other teens considering coming out.

Gay Teens Share Their Coming Out Experiences
What's it like to come out as a gay or bisexual teen? Here gay teens share their coming out experiences.

Lesbian and Bisexual Teen Girls Share Their Coming Out Experiences
Lesbian and bisexual teens share their coming out experiences.

GLBT Teens' Experiences Coming Out to Parents
Coming out to a parent is never easy and they are a whole bunch of ways they may respond. Here some GLBT teens share their experiences with coming out to mom and dad.

Teens Experiences Being Gay in School
School is a big part of teens' lives. Here are some gay teens experiences with school life.

Day of Silence Experiences
The Day of Silence is designed to heighten awareness about homophobia. Here are two teens different experiences at their schools' Day of Silence.

GLBT College Life With Bianca Palmisano
Bianca is a college student who is actively involved with the GLBT community at American University.

Who Did You Come Out to First?
Who did you come out to first is a question people often ask gay, lesbian and bisexual teens.

Everyone Was Supportive When I Came Out
SerpaSas is a 16-year-old Canadian lesbian who is into musicians like Amanda Palmer, and authors like Joyce Carol Oates. She claims to eat, "Anything edible that doesn't take more than 7 minutes to have in front of me and doesn't come in a can," and describes her style as, "slightly butch-over-femme. Like, heavy leather jackets over a dress."...

"Why Am I Gay?" and Other Real Teen Questions About GLBT Life
Teens have a lot of questions about GLBT life, like "Why am I gay?" and "What is a bisexual?" Here are some real questions, collected from middle, high school and college students.

Your Coming Out Stories - Share Your Coming Out Stories
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens who decide to come out have a range of experiences. Some get really positive responses from friends and family. Others, not so much.

How Did You Know You Were Gay?
GLBT teens often feel different than their straight peers from an early age. Here some gay teens share their stories and answer the questions: When did you know you were different and how did you know you were gay?

Coming Out to Family on New Year's Eve
A 15-year-old Mexican American teen from California shares his story of coming out to his entire family on New Year's Eve.

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