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How Can You Tell If a Girl is a Lesbian?
A lot of people wonder how to tell if someone is a lesbian or what the signs are that a girl is a lesbian.
6 Tips for Gay Teens Who Want a Boyfriend
A lot of gay teens want to be in relationships and it is common for them to ask the question,
QUIZ "Am I Transgender?" - Are You Transgender...
QUIZ "Am I Transgender?" Are you transgender? Here are some questions to help teens who are trying to
Can I Turn My Crush Gay?
Professionals agree that you can't change someone's sexual orientation. But that doesn't mean that some gay teens don't hope to turn a straight crush gay.
What Teens Can Do When Questioning Their...
Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought,
Am I Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender?
Are you gay? Only you can answer the question,
QUIZ "Am I a Lesbian?" - Are You a Lesbian Take...
QUIZ "Am I a Lesbian?" Are you a lesbian? Here are some questions to help teens who are trying to figure
QUIZ "Am I Bisexual?" Are You Bisexual Take a...
QUIZ "Am I Bisexual?" Are you bisexual? Here are some questions to help teens who are trying to figure
What to Do When You're Gay but Your Crush Isn't
GLBT Teens. It is really common for GLBT teens to have feelings for their friends, but what do you do if you are gay and have a straight crush?
How to Make Gay Friends and Find Other Gay Teens
Here is how to make gay friends, meet other GLBT teens, and find a welcoming GLBT community.
I Need Queer Friends!
Having friends who get you is really important! Much like people who are into gaming often want gamer pals, a lot of LGBTQ teens want friends who are in the same place as them. Here are real ways for teens to make more queer friends.
How Do You Get a Girlfriend?
A lot of lesbian teens want to be in relationships and many to ask the question,
How Do Gay People Lose Their Virginity?
Though some people believe that you can only lose your virginity through vaginal sex, many people think that oral and anal sex are also ways to
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
The "Am I Gay?" Quiz - Are You Gay Take a Test...
The "Am I Gay?" Quiz Are you gay? Here are some questions to help teens who are trying to figure out
How Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
What Are the Signs That a Guy is Gay?
Whether you are gay or straight, at some point, you have probably wondered if a guy you met was gay. So how can you actually know?
How Do I Have Sex With an FTM Partner?
A teen is concerned about having sex with her FTM partner for the first time and asks for advice.
What All Bisexual Teens Need to Know
Wondering about your health, sex life, or what it means to be bi? If so, this is the place for bisexual teens to find information!
Transsexual
A transsexual is a person who identifies as a member of the opposite gender. People who are transsexual often want to surgically or hormonally alter their bodies to match their identity.
What Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
4 Things to Ask Yourself Before Having Sex
Plenty of teens have healthy sexual experiences but making sure you are ready, prepared, safe and comfortable is one of the best ways to ensure that happens. Here are 4 questions teens who are trying to figure out if they are ready for sex should ask themselves.
How Can I Get Over My Straight Crush?
Having a straight crush is really common, but also really unlikely to pan out into anything romantic. Here is how to get over a straight crush and move on.
Is it Normal to Experiment Sexually With the...
Teens often wonder if it is normal to experiment sexually with the same sex.
What Does it Mean to be Genderqueer
Genderqueer refers to people who do not adhere to strictly male or female identities and roles. A genderqueer person often chooses to present as neither clearly male, nor clearly female, but rather as a gender-free individual.
Am I a Lesbian if I Have an FtM Partner?
Does dating someone transgender mean that a person is gay? A teen with a female-to-male (FtM) partner wonders if this means she is a lesbian.
What to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
LGBTQ+ Relationship Red Flags for Teens
Sometimes when you start dating someone you really like, you overlook certain warning signs and red flags, because well, the person is so great otherwise, or you just really want to be in a relationship, or you think you can change them. But some red flags shouldn't be ignored since they can lead to serious problems in the not too distant future. Here are 6.
A Sort History of the Condom
Here is a short history of the condom, from syphilis prevention in the 1500s to HIV prevention today.
I Don't Know What My Sexual Orientation is
After friends put pressure on her, a teen who finds herself attracted to people of various genders, becomes concerned that she doesn't know what her sexual orientation is.
Is There Really Such a Thing as a Bisexual Male?
Sometime people think only girls, not guys, can be bisexual. However it is totally possible to be a bisexual male!
How to Handle Gay Teen Crushes
If you're like most teens you'll have a crush at some point. But gay teen crushes, whether they are on another GLBT teen, a straight classmate, or even a teacher can present some challenges.
Are You an LGBT Teen? We Answer Your Sex...
Information for gay teens on having sex for the first time.
Gay Teen Sexuality
Info on gay teen sexuality which covers safer sex, dating and answers some common questions.
Should I Fight for My Long-Distance Relationship?
Relationships can be tough, especially when you don't live in the same place. A gay teen wonders if he should fight for a long-distance relationship.
Gay Teen Dating
If you are a gay teen, dating is probably on your mind. Here's what you need to know about moving from having a crush to having a healthy relationship.
What Does it Mean to Be Heteroflexible?
Heteroflexible often refers to people who don't identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual but whom are open to same sex experiences.
Are You Ready for Your Gay Sex Experience?
Gay teens who are thinking about their first sexual experience with a male partner often have a lot of concerns.
Am I Transgender or Transsexual?
: Am I Transgender or Transsexual? Some teens know that they are transgender or transsexual from early
Is It Normal to Enjoy Gay Sex If You're Not Gay?
A teen wonders if it is normal for him to enjoy sex with a friend of the same gender even though he isn't gay.
Are You Ready for Your First Lesbian Sex...
Teen lesbians who are thinking about their first sexual experience with a female partner often have a lot of concerns.
What Are Friends With Benefits?
: What Are Friends With Benefits? Some gay, lesbian and bisexual teens like the idea of being "friends
What Can I Do About Homophobic Parents?
A lot of teens have homophobic parents. This can make life, including the decision to come out, a lot more complicated.
Is Being Gay a Choice?
: Is Being Gay a Choice? A lot of people ask, "Is being gay a choice?" Most professionals agree that
What is the Average Age to Come Out?
It is difficult to figure out the average age that people come out, since experiences will differ depending on where one lives.
Can You Get AIDS from Kissing?
Teens often want to know if AIDS can be passed through kissing. In general, the answer is no.
How Do Age of Consent Laws Affect Gay Teens?
A person over the age of consent who has sex with someone under the age of consent can be charged with a crime for having sex with the younger person.
Everything You Need to Know About Gay /...
Here's everything you need to know about gay / straight alliances (GSAs) and what it's like to be involved with one.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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How Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
Am I Crushing or Obsessing?
There's a fine like between crushing and obsessing. Here's how gay teens can tell the difference!
7 Reasons to Use the Word "Partner"
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Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
How Do I Know If I'm In Love?
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I'm a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
How Do I Know if My Crush is Gay?
A 13-year-old with a crush wonders if the other boy is gay.
Coming Out Gay in Middle School
Coming out in middle school can be a little different than coming out in high school or college, but more and more kids are doing it.
What Lesbian Teens Should Know About Oral Sex
Oral sex refers to sexual contact between mouth and genitals. On a woman this is called cunnilingus and it is a type of sex that many lesbian teens are curious about.
Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
What Makes Someone a Lesbian?
There are no definite conclusions as to what makes a woman a lesbian, but there are a lot of different suggestions.
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
What Does "Bi-curious" Mean?
An explanation of a term referring to individual interested in having a same sex sexual encounter without labeling their sexual orientation.
Can You Get an STD From Oral Sex?
Despite what some people think, you can get an STD from oral sex.
My Boyfriend's Homophobic Parents Won't Let Him...
What can you do when you are a gay teen and your homophobic parents won't let you see your boyfriend? For gay teens living at home, this situation can be devastating.
Figuring Out Sexual Orientation
Here is everything you need to know about figuring out your sexual orientation.
What to Say When You Hear the Bible Opposes...
A lot of people use the Bible to justify homophobia. Some people use the story of Sodom and Gomorrah to justify opposition to homosexuality. Page 2.
How Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
Here's how sexual orientation works for people who are transgender.
Gay Teen Suicide Warning Signs
No one should ever feel like he or she is responsible for preventing a suicide, but here are some important suicide warning signs that parents and friends of GLBT teens need to know about.
Coming Out Concerns
This two part article addresses coming out concerns, including, being treated differently by family and friends, and facing homophobia.
What Lesbian Teens Need to Know
Wondering about your health, sex life, how to meet people or gay culture? This is the place for lesbian teens to find information!
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
What to Do About Homophobic Friends
What can you do about homophobic friends? It's not always as easy as simply ditching them and moving on.
Is it Better for a Gay Guy to Be Circumcised?
Circumcision is a medical procedure where the foreskin of the penis is removed. It is usually done on a baby boy shortly after birth.
"I Just Wanted to Escape," Gay Stories from Teens
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.
Gender Non-Conforming
An explanation of the term, gender non-conforming.
Teens Experiences Being Gay in School
School is a big part of teens' lives. Here are some GLBT teens' experiences being gay in school.
I Have a Girlfriend But I Think I'm Gay. What...
Eighteen-year-old male with a girlfriend thinks he might be gay. His story and some helpful information, along with some relevant reader responses.
My Parents Kicked Me Out for Being Gay -- What...
A gay teen writes that after he came out as gay, his parents actually kicked him out of the house. Now living with his grandmother, he is looking for help.
Can I Get an STD from a Hand Job?
Hand jobs are also know as mutual masturbation. They refer to sexually stimulating someone's penis or vulva by hand. This is generally considered a safer sex practice, but as with anything that can put you into contact with another person's genitals or body fluids, it pays to take some precautions.
Coming Out When (and If) the Time is Right
Want to know if it is the right time to come out? Here is information for LGBT teens who are thinking about coming out.
Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
Will I Lose My Virginity from Frotting?
A teen wants to know if frotting, or rubbing penises together, is a way to lose his virginity.
How Do I Know When to Come Out?
Even if you are comfortable announcing your sexual orientation, deciding when and how to come out can be tough. The most important thing to do is to make sure that you will be safe. Knowing that you have someone to support you can also make a huge difference in your experience.
What Counts as Sex?
Many people think that the word sex only refers to penile / vaginal intercourse. This is a very limited description which excludes GLBT people. What counts as sex actually includes many more activities.
Gay Teens and Older Partners
A lot of GLBT teens have older boyfriends or girlfriends. But there are a few important things about gay teen dating that you need to know when you have an older partner.
What is Pansexuality?
Pansexuality (sometimes called omnisexuality or polisexuality) refers to feeling attraction to people regardless of their gender identities, sex or sexual orientation.
What is the Difference Between Gender, Sex, and...
Sexual orientation refers to ... read more about the differences between Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation here.
Am I Gay or Bisexual?
Teenage guys who are trying to figure out their sexual orientation often wonder if they are gay or bisexual.
How Do You Have Sex with the Same Sex and Is it...
What do same sex couples do in bed and is doing those things okay?
I'm Straight & Have a Boyfriend, What...
A girl with a boyfriend, who describes herself as straight, wants to know what to do about her crush on another girl.
How to Come Out: Conversation Starters You Need...
Want to know how to come out? Here are some concrete ways to start a conversation about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Bisexual Profile
An overview of issues relevant to bisexual teens.
Homophobia in Music
Despite advances in gay rights, homophobia in music continues to appear.
5 Things Gay Teens Should Know About Sex...
Sex education has gone through a lot of changes over the years. Here's what gay teens should know about it.
Which Equal Rights are Denied to Gay People?
Learn which equal rights are still denied to gay people.
Lesbians
An overview of issues relevant to lesbians.
I'm a Gay Teen, Is My Penis Size Normal?
A lot of teens, both gay and straight wonder if their penis is a normal size. Usually, the answer is yes.
Gay Teens' Top 10 Love & Sex Questions
What are gay teens' most pressing love and sex questions? Read more to find out.
How to Let People Know You're Gay
Sometimes people figure out that you are gay pretty quikly. Here' what to do the rest of the time.
Gay Teens Wonder: How Can I Tell Someone Likes...
: Gay Teens Wonder: How Can I Tell Someone Likes Me? A really common question from gay teens is, "How
What is Gender Identity?
Gender identity refers to whether we feel strongly that we are either male, female or transgender. Some people feel they do not conform to any gender identity.
How Do I Know If Someone Likes Me?
One of the toughest things about dating is figuring out if someone you have a crush on likes you back.
The Causes of Sexual Orientation
There a few different theories as to the causes of sexual orientation. Some people believe it is a natural, inborn trait while others think that sexual orientation emerges as a result of our environment. Today many people argue it is actually a combination of both.
"Constantly Imagining the First Time," Gay and...
Sex is a big issue for a lot of gay and lesbian teens. Here some GLBT teens share their experiences.
What Are Islam's Views on Being Gay?
Like many religions, Islam's view on gay issues is complicated.
If You Have Gay Sex Fantasies Does That Mean...
A lot of people have sex fantasies, and some teens wonder if gay sex fantasies mean that they are gay or lesbian.
5 Issues LGBTQ Teens Care About Besides Equal...
When we talk about issues affecting the LGBT community, the first thing many people think about is the fight for marriage equality. And while LGBT teens may one day want to marry a partner, there are a lot of other issues that affect your lives that affect your lives right now. For example, homelessness, suicide, bullying, transgender health and safety and family acceptance are issues that affect a lot of youth right now!
How Do I Come Out to My Friend Crush?
A teen wants help coming out to a friend she has a crush on.
What Does it Mean to Be Gay?
A lot of people, both gay and straight, wonder what it means to be gay. Obviously, being gay refers to having a sexual orientation that is directed towards people of one's own gender, but for many people, being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender also impacts their choice of friends, their community, in addition to things like dating and sex. As a result teens often wonder, what is gay life really all about?
Since My Crush is Gay, Should I Tell Him How I...
Just because it turns out your crush is gay, should you reveal your feelings?
Do Lesbians Even Notice Straight Girls?
A reader wonders if lesbians even notice straight girls and wonders if she has a shot with a girl she has a crush on.
How Can I Stop Feeling Ashamed to Be Gay?
A teen admits that he often feels ashamed to be gay and asks how to feel better about himself.
Great Date Ideas for Gay Teens
There are a lot of great date ideas for gay teens that include everything from seeing a movie to attending a gay pride event.
Am I Ready for Sex?
"Am I ready for sex?" The answer is going to be different for everyone. It is totally normal for teens,
Public Bathroom Use for Transgender Teens
Most people take going pee for granted. But transgender teens can find it really challenging to just to use a public bathroom.
5 School Dance Tips for Gay Teens
Proms and school dances can be nerve wracking for GLBT teens. Here's how to handle your first school dance.
What's a "Dental" Dam?
A dental dam is a barrier used to reduce the risk of STDs during oral sex.
Gay and Self Hating
A teen writes about feeling self hatred for her same sex attractions.
5 Ways Queer Teens Can Make it Clear They Are...
Asking someone out can be nerve-wracking, but what is worse is when you ask someone out and the person you are asking out thinks you are just asking to hang out as friends! Here are 5 ways to make it clear that you have a crush on the person you are asking out.
I'm Turned On By Gay Porn. Does That Mean I'm...
A lot of interesting questions come up in the community forum, for example, a teen recently wondered if watching gay porn means he is gay.
GLBT Homeless Youth Shelters and Residences
Traditional homeless shelters and group homes are not always the right place (or even safe) for GLBT youth.
A Teen Struggles With Coming to Terms With...
A teen who is coming to terms with being gay asks for help.
What Can You Do if Someone Outs You as Gay or...
Have you ever been outed as being gay, lesbian or bisexual? Here is what you can do.
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?
I'm Straight and My Bisexual Friend Has a Crush...
What should a straight girl do when a bisexual friend reveals a same sex crush?
What if My Parents Think I'm Too Young to Know...
A 12-year-old is concerned that due to her age her parents will assume that she is too young to know that she is bisexual, or that she is just going through a phase.
Is Bisexuality a Phase? Researchers Say No!
A lot of people think that bisexuality is just a phase that someone will grow out of. Researchers, however, disagree.
I'm a Lesbian & My Girlfriend Has No Sex...
A teen wonders what to do about a partner who has no interest in sex.
6 Things Gay Teens Need to Know About Safe Sex
Safe sex is a little more than just using a condom or abstaining. Here are few more things gay teens need to know about safe sex.
Gay Teen Sex Regrets
Though a lot of teens have really positive experiences with sex, others have sex that leaves them feeling sad, or embarrassed or ashamed. There are a lot of reasons that this can happen for GLBT teens.
Can Your Penis Be too Big for Sex?
If your partner has a big penis, you should still be able to have comfortable sex.
Who Should Be Paying on a Same Sex Date?
Gay teens have a lot of questions about dating and who should be paying on a same sex date is an important one.
What Can Gay Teens Do About a Teacher Crush?
It can be tough for gay teens to have a teacher crush, especially because this isn't usually one worth pursuing!
Is Teen Suicide a Bigger Risk if You are GLBT?
Information on gay teen suicide.
Should I Call Myself Transgender or Something...
A teen who doesn't have a clear gender identity looks for a label.
What is a Femme Lesbian?
A femme lesbian is a woman who dresses and act in a way that society considered typically feminine.
Lesbian and Bisexual Teen Girls Share Their...
Lesbian and bisexual teens share their coming out experiences.
What's It Like Coming Out to Friends
Coming out to friends can be scary. But often friends are really supportive. Here is some information on how to come out to friends and what happened when these teens did.
Online Dating and Gay Teens
These days, many people date over the internet but is it smart or safe for GLBT teens?
Gay Teens Share Their Coming Out Experiences
Gay teens share their coming out experiences.
How Do I Meet Guys Who Want More Than Sex?
A gay teen wonders how to meet someone for a relationship who is interested in more than just having sex.
Can Lesbians Get STDs?
Can lesbians get STDs? The answer is, yes.
Does Sex With a Condom Feel as Good as Bareback...
Teens sometimes wonder if sex with a condom will be as good as sex without.
"My First Bra:" A Lesbian Teen's Story
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Gay Teens, Straight Friends
Friends are a really important part of most teens' lives. But while friendship can be a tricky thing for anyone to navigate, for lesbian and gay teens there might be additional concerns. For example, what should you do about a crush on a same sex friend and how you should handle a friend who isn't comfortable with your sexual orientation?
Coming Out: Before, During & After
Coming out is a really big decision and there are a number of things that can come up at any point throughout the process.
Am I FTM?
A teen wonders about being a female to male transgender invidual.

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