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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.
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
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,
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.
Am I Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender?
Are you gay? Only you can answer 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
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
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.
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 Teens Can Do When Questioning Their...
Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought,
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?
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 to Make Gay Friends and Find Other Gay Teens
Information for GLBT youth on finding other gay teens and making gay friends in their areas.
How Do You Get a Girlfriend?
A lot of lesbian teens want to be in relationships and many to ask the question,
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?
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
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.
How Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
Is it Easier to Be an LGBT Teen Today?
Despite very serious issues like LGBT teen homelessness, anti-gay bullying, substance use and continued HIV risk, I would argue that for a whole host of reasons, it is easier to be a queer teen today than it was at any other time.
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.
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
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.
8 Things Not to Say When a Friend Comes Out
When someone comes out to you, you might be inclined to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. But if one of those things is based on your own insecurities, fears or weird myths about what it means to be queer, you could be saying something really hurtful or alienating. Here are 8 things you never want to say when someone comes out and 3 that can be really affirming to hear.
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.
Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
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.
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.
How Do I Know If I'm In Love?
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What to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
What Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
Coming Out Concerns
This two part article addresses coming out concerns, including, being treated differently by family and friends, and facing homophobia.
Gay Teen Sexuality
Info on gay teen sexuality which covers safer sex, dating and answers some common questions.
Are You an LGBT Teen? We Answer Your Sex...
Information for gay teens on having sex for the first time.
What Are Friends With Benefits?
: What Are Friends With Benefits? Some gay, lesbian and bisexual teens like the idea of being "friends
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.
How Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
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!
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.
5 Celebs Who Schooled Their Interviewers on...
Everyone knows that being in the public eye means having to deal with a lot of personal and invasive questions. But no one has to field more intrusive inquires that LGBT celebs. Here is how Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Anna Paquin, Ireland Baldwin and Angel Haze, took their interviewers and the clueless media to task for some pretty out-there misinformation.
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.
Am I Transgender or Transsexual?
: Am I Transgender or Transsexual? Some teens know that they are transgender or transsexual from early
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.
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.
5 Websites LGBT Teens Should Check Out
When it comes to finding info online, LGBT teens have never had it better. Sites like, It Gets Better, the Trevor Project and The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (not to mention this very site) have really important info for queer youth. But there are some other really great sites out there, like Good As You, Outsports, and I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?, which are definitely worth checking 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.
5 Things to Say if Someone Asks if You Are Gay
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Lesbians
An overview of issues relevant to lesbians.
What Are Gay Proms?
Gay proms are events put on by GLBT groups to give gay youth a chance to experience prom.
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!
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 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.
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.
Am I Crushing or Obsessing?
There's a fine like between crushing and obsessing. Here's how gay teens can tell the difference!
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?
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!
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.
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.
Can You Get an STD From Oral Sex?
Despite what some people think, you can get an STD from oral sex.
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.
"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.
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
Common Gay Myths & Stereotypes
There are a lot of gay stereotypes and myths. Knowing what they are, and why they aren't accurate is a great way to fight ignorance!
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.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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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.
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
What is Pansexuality?
Pansexuality (sometimes called omnisexuality or polisexuality) refers to feeling attraction to people regardless of their gender identities, sex or sexual orientation.
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.
What to Say When You Hear the Bible Opposes...
A lot of people use the Bible to justify homophobia. It is common for people to ignore other Biblical admonishments about sex while still referring to ones on homosexuality. Page 4.
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.
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 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.
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
I'm a Lesbian & My Girlfriend Has No Sex...
A teen wonders what to do about a partner who has no interest in sex.
Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
"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.
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 Barebacking?
Barebacking is unprotected anal sex (without a condom) between men.
What Gay Teens Need to Know About the Penis
When it comes to a guy's body, the part that tends to get the most scrutiny, is one that the fewest people see, namely his penis. Here's what gay teens need to know about their penis.
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.
What is a Butch Lesbian?
A butch lesbian is a woman who may dress and act in a way that society considers masculine.
Are Gay Men and Bisexuals Promiscuous?
Gay men and bisexuals might have a reputation for promiscuity but that does not reflect reality.
Why Do Condoms Break and How Can You Prevent a...
Condoms break for a lot of reasons, but there are actually some pretty easy ways to prevent a condom from breaking.
Do I Have to Have Sex to Know I'm Gay?
Many guys wonder, "Do I have to have sex to know I'm gay?" The answer is no! : Sexual orientation is
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.
What is a Femme Lesbian?
A femme lesbian is a woman who dresses and act in a way that society considered typically feminine.
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.
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?
How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
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.
Figuring Out Sexual Orientation
Here is everything you need to know about figuring out your sexual orientation.
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?
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.
How Can You Let People Know You're Gay When it...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Do I Come Out to My Friend Crush?
A teen wants help coming out to a friend she has a crush on.
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.
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.
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,
Sexual Challenges for Teen Girls
Many girls face roadblocks to orgasms.
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.
Homophobia in Music
Despite advances in gay rights, homophobia in music continues to appear.
Ignorant Comments Made to Gay Guys & Lesbians
Gay guys and lesbians have to hear their fair share of ignorant comments. Here are some of the most annoying.
What is the Difference Between Gender, Sex, and...
Sexual orientation refers to ... read more about the differences between Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation here.
Myths About Bisexuals
There is a lot of misinformation about what it means to be bisexual. Make sure to clear it up!
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?
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.
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.
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.
What's the Deal With Anti-Gay Bullying and...
Being bullied for you sexual orientation, or anti-gay bullying, is far too common. Here are some strategies gay teens can use to deal with it.
Gay Teens' Top 10 Love & Sex Questions
What are gay teens' most pressing love and sex questions? Read more to find out.
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.
Am I Gay or Bisexual?
Teenage guys who are trying to figure out their sexual orientation often wonder if they are gay or bisexual.
Signs of Unhealthy Gay Teen Relationships
Signs of unhealthy gay teen relationships. Information and resources for GLBT young people.
A Teen Struggles With Coming to Terms With...
A teen who is coming to terms with being gay asks for help.
I Haven't Heard from My Straight Friend Since I...
My friend stopped talking to me after I said I had a crush on him.
What is the Difference Between Love and...
It can be hard for GLBT teens to know if they are in love or obsessed with a crush.
I Have Aspergers. How Can I Know if I am a...
A teen with Asperger syndrome wonders if the feelings she is having for a friend mean that she is a lesbian.
Can You Get AIDS from Kissing?
Teens often want to know if AIDS can be passed through kissing. In general, the answer is no.
Gender Non-Conforming
An explanation of the term, gender non-conforming.
Does a Same-Sex Sex Dream Make Me Gay?
A sexual dream about someone of the same sex does not mean you are gay or lesbian.
Scenarios USA Sex Education Films
Scenarios USA creates sex education films written by teens and directed and produced by professionals with Hollywood credentials.
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.
MSM (Men Who Have Sex with Men)
: MSM stands for "men who have sex with men." This term is often used by health care professionals because
When Parents Don't Believe You're Gay
Coming out is hard enough, but what should you do when parents don't believe you're gay?
Is Porn Sex Realistic?
A gay teen wonders if porn sex is realistic. Typically, the answer is, no.
I'm Gay & A Girl Asked Me Out - What Should I Do?
What should a gay guy do if a girl who thinks he's straight asks him out?
Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
Gay Teen Love Stories
A look at five novels that involve love between GLBT teenagers.
How Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
Here's how sexual orientation works for people who are transgender.
What is Sexism
Sexism hurts everyone, including GLBT teens.
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?
Gay Men: What is is Like to Be a Gay Man?
Information on being a gay man. GLBT Teens.
"No Homo"
The offensive phrase, GLBT Teens.
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 "Taking a Break" the Same as "Breaking-Up?"
: Is "Taking a Break" the Same as "Breaking-Up?" : When things just aren't working out in a relationship,
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.
What's a "Dental" Dam?
A dental dam is a barrier used to reduce the risk of STDs during oral 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.
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