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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.
What Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
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?
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
3 Dating Tips for LGBT Teens
Dating can be complicated at any age, but for teens who are new to the dating scene sometimes, things can seem even more complicated. Through in being a young queer person, and you begin to realize, that there is no standard road-map to follow and a lot of what we learn about dating just isn't relevant. Here are 3 tips for LGBT teens who are beginning to date.
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
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.
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
How Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
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
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 Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
Here's how sexual orientation works for people who are transgender.
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
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.
Is it Normal to Experiment Sexually With the...
Teens often wonder if it is normal to experiment sexually with the same sex.
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.
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.
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.
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 to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
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!
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.
How Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
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 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.
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.
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
Are You an LGBT Teen? We Answer Your Sex...
Information for gay teens on having sex for the first time.
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 Teen Sexuality
Info on gay teen sexuality which covers safer sex, dating and answers some common questions.
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 LGBT 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 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 Gay Sex Experience?
Gay teens who are thinking about their first sexual experience with a male partner often have a lot of concerns.
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
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 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.
Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
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 First Lesbian Sex...
Teen lesbians who are thinking about their first sexual experience with a female partner often have a lot of concerns.
I'm a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
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 Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
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.
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.
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
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.
Which Equal Rights are Denied to Gay People?
Learn which equal rights are still denied to gay people.
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.
10 Things You Need to Know About Gender Identity
Gender identity is a very complex thing that is related to everything from how society views and categorizes people based on what their bodies look like to how a person feels about themselves. Some people are deeply certain of their gender identities their whole lives. Others question their gender identities or have shifting gender identities. Here are ten things you need to know about this aspect of who we are.
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
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 I'm In Love?
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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.
Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
Can You Get AIDS from Kissing?
Teens often want to know if AIDS can be passed through kissing. In general, the answer is no.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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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.
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.
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.
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.
How Do I Come Out to My Friend Crush?
A teen wants help coming out to a friend she has a crush on.
Gender Non-Conforming
An explanation of the term, gender non-conforming.
Figuring Out Sexual Orientation
Here is everything you need to know about figuring out your sexual orientation.
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
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.
Am I Crushing or Obsessing?
There's a fine like between crushing and obsessing. Here's how gay teens can tell the difference!
What is the Difference Between Gender, Sex, and...
Sexual orientation refers to ... read more about the differences between Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation here.
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.
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 is Pansexuality?
Pansexuality (sometimes called omnisexuality or polisexuality) refers to feeling attraction to people regardless of their gender identities, sex or sexual orientation.
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.
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.
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?
Am I Gay or Bisexual?
Teenage guys who are trying to figure out their sexual orientation often wonder if they are gay or bisexual.
Teens Experiences Being Gay in School
School is a big part of teens' lives. Here are some GLBT teens' experiences being gay in school.
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.
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.
GLBT Homeless Youth Shelters and Residences
Traditional homeless shelters and group homes are not always the right place (or even safe) for GLBT youth.
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.
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!
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.
Bisexual Profile
An overview of issues relevant to bisexual teens.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
Lesbians
An overview of issues relevant to lesbians.
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.
What is a Butch Lesbian?
A butch lesbian is a woman who may dress and act in a way that society considers masculine.
Gay Teens' Top 10 Love & Sex Questions
What are gay teens' most pressing love and sex questions? Read more to find out.
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 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.
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?
Homophobia in Music
Despite advances in gay rights, homophobia in music continues to appear.
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?
Am I FTM?
A teen wonders about being a female to male transgender invidual.
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.

Can You Get an STD From Oral Sex?
Despite what some people think, you can get an STD from oral sex.
"No Homo"
The offensive phrase, GLBT Teens.
"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.
"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.
Gay Teen Love Stories
A look at five novels that involve love between GLBT teenagers.
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.
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.
How To Use a Dental Dam
Using dental dams can help make oral sex safer. Here are some tips!
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
How to Defeat Homophobic Arguments
Here are some ways to defeat common homophobic arguments.
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.
What's a "Dental" Dam?
A dental dam is a barrier used to reduce the risk of STDs during oral sex.
Is it a First Date or Are We Just Hanging Out...
How can you tell if it is a date, or if you are just friends hanging out? One gay teen asks how to figure out what is going on in this confusing situation.
Online Dating and Gay Teens
These days, many people date over the internet but is it smart or safe for GLBT teens?
Teen Sex
Whether you are gay or straight, it is important to know some facts about teen sex.
Who Should I Come Out to and Tell I'm Gay?
A teen wonders who he should come out to first, a parent, sibling or friend?
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,
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!
Gay Teens With Straight Crushes
Here is everything GLBT teens need to know about straight crushes.
What Are the Risks & Benefits to Coming Out?
Should you come out? There are risks and benefits to coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, so it is important to consider them.
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.
What is a Femme Lesbian?
A femme lesbian is a woman who dresses and act in a way that society considered typically feminine.
A Teen Struggles With Coming to Terms With...
A teen who is coming to terms with being gay asks for help.
Transgender Pronouns
Sometimes people are confused about which pronouns to use when someone is transgender. Here is a helpful guide.
Can I Bring My Same Sex Date to Prom?
Information for gay teens on bringing same sex dates to prom.
I'm a Single Lesbian Teen, Will I Ever Meet...
A lot of single people want to be in relationships, but for single GLBT teens, things can be more complicated, and some gay and lesbian teens are worried that they will never meet anyone to date.
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.
Should I Call Myself Transgender or Something...
A teen who doesn't have a clear gender identity looks for a label.
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 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.
"My First Bra:" A Lesbian Teen's Story
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Important Lesbian Teen Vulva & Vagina Information
Here is what lesbian teens need to know about their vulvas and vaginas.
Is it Normal for a Straight Female to Be...
A straight girl wonders what it means if she is attracted to an FTM transgender man.
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.
8 Tips for LGBT Teens in Long Distance...
Long-distance relationships can be really fulfilling, they can also require a lot of work. Here are 8 tips for LGBT teens who don't live in the same place as their partners
Gay Men: What is is Like to Be a Gay Man?
Information on being a gay man. GLBT Teens.
I'm Afraid of Being Outed! What Can I Do?
A gay teen who dated a girl to hide his sexual orientation fears that she might out him now that they have broken up.
If I Know I'm Bisexual, is it Okay Not to Come...
A bisexual teen wonders if it is okay to hold off on coming out.
The Complications of Having a Fling With a...
For a GLBT teens, having a fling with a straight crush can bring many complications.

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