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GLBT Teens: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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
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.
Can I Turn My Crush Gay?
Professionals agree that you can change someone's sexual orientation. But that doesn't mean that some gay teens don't hope to turn a straight crush gay.
How Do You Get a Boyfriend?
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >A lot of gay teens
Information for Gay Teens on Having Sex for the...
Information for gay teens on having sex for the first time.
How Do Gay and Lesbian People Lose Their...
: How Do Gay and Lesbian People Lose Their Virginity? Though some people believe that you can only lose
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
Am I Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender?
: Am I Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender? Are you gay? Only you can answer the question, " Am I Gay
What Can I Do If I Don't Want to Be Gay?
: A teen writes to the forum: "Well, I guess I'll come all out. I have always wanted a "normal" life.
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.
How Do You Get a Girlfriend?
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How to Make Gay Friends and Find Other Gay Teens
Information for GLBT youth on making friends and finding other gay teens online. Page 3.
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
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 I Know If I'm In Love?
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > Is it love, lust, infatuation, or maybe
How Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
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
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
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.
Is it Normal to Experiment Sexually With the...
Teens often wonder if it is normal to experiment sexually with the same sex.
What's a "Dental" Dam?
A dental dam is a barrier used to reduce the risk of STDs during oral sex.
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.
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.
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!
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 GLBT teens who are thinking about coming out.
What's Up Down There: Penises
Here is what gay teens need to know about their penises.
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 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.
What to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > One of many homophobic slurs Have you
What Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
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.
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.
What Are the Signs That a Guy is Gay?
A lot of people wonder how to tell if someone is gay or what the signs are that a guy is gay.
Can You Get an STD From Oral Sex?
Despite what some people think, you can get an STD from oral sex.
Gay Teen Needs Help Flirting
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
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!
Is "Genderqueer" the Right Term for a Lesbian...
: Is "Genderqueer" the Right Term for a Lesbian Teen Who Questions Gender Boxes? A teen who is biologically
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.
Can Your Penis Be too Big for Sex?
If your partner has a big penis, you should still be able to have comfortable sex.
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.
Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
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.
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.
What is Gender Identity Disorder?

Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a controversial psychological diagnosis that may be given to a transgender person. Transgender people often feel as if their physical bodies do not match their gender identities.

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'm a Lesbian & My Girlfriend Has No Sex Drive
A teen wonders what to do about a partner who has no interest in sex.
What GLBT Teens Can Do if a Condom Breaks
Here is what GLBT teens can do if a condom breaks.
Gay Teens' Top 10 Love & Sex Questions
What are gay teens' most pressing love and sex questions? Read more to find out.
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?
All About Orgasms
Orgasms are the release of sexual muscle tension that has build up during sexual arousal. Most people find them really pleasurable. Here is what GLBT teens need to know about this aspect of sexuality.
How Do I Know if My Crush is Gay?
A 13-year-old with a crush wonders if the other boy is gay.
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.
Is Being Gay a Choice?
: Is Being Gay a Choice? A lot of people ask, "Is being gay a choice?" Most professionals agree that
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.
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.
Should Lesbians Have Safe Sex?
Here is how two lesbians can have safe sex.
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 Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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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.
How To Use a Dental Dam
Using dental dams can help make oral sex safer. Here are some tips!
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?
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
What Are Friends With Benefits?
: What Are Friends With Benefits? Some gay, lesbian and bisexual teens like the idea of being "friends
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.
Gay Teen Sexuality
Info on gay teen sexuality which covers safer sex, dating and answers some common questions.
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.
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 Transgender or Transsexual?
: Am I Transgender or Transsexual? Some teens know that they are transgender or transsexual from early
Mihomi's Story
Mihomi shares her story of her experiences as a lesbian teen.
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
Gay Teen Love Stories
Here are some great gay teen love stories!
Am I Going to Hell for Being Gay?
: Am I Going to Hell for Being Gay? A thirteen year old asks: "'I'm 13 and I'm gay. I'm also very worried
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.
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.
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!
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!
Gay Teen Questions About Circumcision
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > What is the difference Between Cut and
"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.
How Can I Deal Now That My Ex is With Someone...
Breaking-up is bad enough, but you know what can be even worse? When your ex starts seeing someone new the day after you called it quits!
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.
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.
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?
How Do You Kiss?
A gay teen asks for advice on how to kiss.
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.
"My First Bra:" A Lesbian Teen's Story
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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.
"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.
Am I Crushing or Obsessing?
There's a fine like between crushing and obsessing. Here's how gay teens can tell the difference!
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.
Scenarios USA Sex Education Films
Scenarios USA creates sex education films written by teens and directed and produced by professionals with Hollywood credentials.
The Effect of "Lesbian" Sex Fantasies on Teen...
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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.
How Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
Here's how sexual orientation works for people who are transgender.
How Can I See My Boyfriend More Since My...
A gay teen is prevented from seeing is boyfriend after parents discover their relationship.
I Only Know About Sex from the Internet. How Do...
A gay teen wants to know how people are supposed to learn how to have sex for the first time.
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
I Came Out to My Mom, How Do I Come Out to My...
A teen lesbian has coming out concerns, for example, though she came out to her mom, she wonders how to come out to friends.
What is Barebacking?
Barebacking is unprotected anal sex (without a condom) between men.
Same Sex Dating
Sure same sex dating presents some challenges, but gay teens should also realize the benefits.
Why Doesn't Anyone Like Me?
Help for a girl who wants to date but feels like no one likes her romantically.
How To Come Out as Gay: Having a Conversation...
Want to know how to come out as gay? Here are some concrete ways to start a conversation about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Is This a Healthy Relationship?
Signs of unhealthy gay teen relationships. Information and resources for GLBT young people.
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.
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,
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.
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 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.
Lesbian and Bisexual Teen Girls Share Their...
Lesbian and bisexual teens share their coming out experiences.
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.
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.
Gay Teens Talk Christianity
A lot of gay teens have experiences with Christianity, some positive and some pretty rough. Here GLBT youth share some of their thoughts on this issue.
Can You Get AIDS from Kissing?
Teens often want to know if AIDS can be passed through kissing. In general, the answer is no.
I'm Straight & Have a Boyfriend, What Should I...
A girl with a boyfriend, who describes herself as straight, wants to know what to do about her crush on another girl.
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
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 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!
What All Gay Teens Need to Know
Wondering about your health, sex life, how to meet people or gay culture? This is the place for gay teen to find information!
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.
Are STDs More Likely From "Gay Sex?"
Gay sex does not make STDs more likely, engaging in risky behavior does.
How Long Should I Wait to Have Sex With My...
A lesbian teen in a new relationship asks how long she should wait to have sex with her girlfriend.
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.
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.
"I Have an STD"
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >There are a lot
Am I Gay or Bisexual?
Teenage guys who are trying to figure out their sexual orientation often wonder if they are gay or bisexual.
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.
Are Gay Men and Bisexuals Promiscuous?
Gay men and bisexuals might have a reputation for promiscuity but that does not reflect reality.
Teens Experiences Being Gay in School
School is a big part of teens' lives. Here are some GLBT teens' experiences being gay in school.
How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
Important Lesbian Teen Vulva & Vagina Information
Here is what lesbian teens need to know about their vulvas and vaginas.
What is Safer Sex?
Safer sex refers to things we do to lower the chances of contracting a sexually transmitted infection when being sexually active.
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.
How To Use a Condom
A description of how to use a condom
What Are Islam's Views on Being Gay?
Like many religions, Islam's view on gay issues is complicated.
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.
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.
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
Gay Teens Share Their Coming Out Experiences
Gay teens share their coming out experiences.
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.
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.
Separating Sex, Gender & Sexual Orientation
Sex, gender and sexual orientation often get confused even though they are three different things.
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.
All About Oral Sex for GLBT Teens
Here is what GLBT teens need to know about oral sex.
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 who we are attracted to. Sex refers to or biological maleness and femaleness. Gender refers to how we feel about being male and female.
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?
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.
I'm Not Out Yet and Feel Stressed and...
High athletic expectations combined with not being able to come out yet can make things seem overwhelming.
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.

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