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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.
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.
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.
What Teens Can Do When Questioning Their...
Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought,
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
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
Are you gay? Only you can answer 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?
How Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
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!
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.
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 Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
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.
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 it Normal to Experiment Sexually With the...
Teens often wonder if it is normal to experiment sexually with the same sex.
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.
What Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
How to Handle Queer Teen Crushes
If you're like most teens you'll have a crush at some point. But LGBT teen crushes, whether they are on another queer teen, a hetero classmate, or even a teacher can present some challenges. It is totally normal to have a crush. But not all crushes will be returned and figuring out how to deal with your feelings if this happens is a really important part of growing up.
What to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
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.
How Do I Know if My Crush is Gay?
A 13-year-old with a crush wonders if the other boy is gay.
Am I Gay or Bisexual?
Teenage guys who are trying to figure out their sexual orientation often wonder if they are gay or bisexual.
6 Things LGBT 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 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 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!
Are You Ready for Your First Gay Sex Experience?
Gay teens who are thinking about their first sexual experience with a male partner often have a lot of concerns.
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
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.
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
Are You an LGBT Teen? We Answer Your Sex...
Information for gay teens on having sex for the first time.
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.
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.
How Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
Here's how sexual orientation works for people who are transgender.
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
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.
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.
I'm a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
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
Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
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.
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.
4 Myths About Coming Out
Coming out can be an awesome experience. But it isn't one that every teen is ready to dive into before graduating high school, or even college. Sometimes teens feel pressure to come out based on myths about what the experience will be like. Here are 4 common myths about coming out LGBT teens need to know before they make a decision about whether or not they want to do so.
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.
What to Say When You Hear the Bible Opposes...
A lot of people use the Bible to justify homophobia. However, there are many different interpretation of the Bible, and many are not homophobic.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
5 Sexual Experiences That ARE NOT Signs That...
A lot of people associate sexual orientation primarily with whom someone has sex with. As a result, there is some misinformation about how having certain kinds of sex, or having sex with certain people, determines whether someone is gay, lesbian, or bisexual. In reality, who you have sex with, and how you do so, is not always an indication of how you identify. Here are 5 things that are not automatically signs that you are gay, lesbian or bisexual.
How Do I Know If I'm In Love?
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How Do I Come Out to My Friend Crush?
A teen wants help coming out to a friend she has a crush on.
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?
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.
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
Am I Transgender or Transsexual?
: Am I Transgender or Transsexual? Some teens know that they are transgender or transsexual from early
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.
Teens Experiences Being Gay in School
School is a big part of teens' lives. Here are some GLBT teens' experiences being gay in school.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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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.
How Do Lesbians Lose Their Virginity?
How do lesbian teens lose their virginity? Short answer: by having sex with another person. Here's more info on that!
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.
Am I Crushing or Obsessing?
There's a fine like between crushing and obsessing. Here's how gay teens can tell the difference!
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!
What Does "Bi-Curious" Mean?
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Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
"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.
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 Can Queer Teens Do About a Teacher Crush?
It can be tough for LGBT teens to have a teacher crush, especially because this definitely isn't one worth pursuing! Here are some reasons why queer teens may have teacher crushes and how to help get over them.
6 Easy Pointers to Help You Understand the...
The gender spectrum isn't all that complicated when you break it down! Here are 6 easy pointers about gender to help clear up any confusion.
What is the Difference Between Gender, Sex, and...
Sexual orientation refers to ... read more about the differences between Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation here.
Bisexuality is Not a Phase
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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 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.
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.
Can You Get an STD From Oral Sex?
Despite what some people think, you can get an STD from oral sex. That is why it is a really good idea to use a condom for oral sex on a penis and to use a dam for other kinds of oral genital contact.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homophobia in Music
Despite advances in gay rights, homophobia in music continues to appear.
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.
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
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.
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.
My Mom Says I Am Too Young To Know I'm a Lesbian
A teen lesbian wants to know how to deal with a mom who says she is too young to know her sexual orientation.
Bisexual Profile
An overview of issues relevant to bisexual teens.
GLBT Homeless Youth Shelters and Residences
Traditional homeless shelters and group homes are not always the right place (or even safe) for GLBT youth.
Gay and Self Hating
A teen writes about feeling self hatred for her same sex attractions.
Gender Non-Conforming
An explanation of the term, gender non-conforming.
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.
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,
Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
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.
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.
What is Pansexuality?
Pansexuality (sometimes called omnisexuality or polisexuality) refers to feeling attraction to people regardless of their gender identities, sex or sexual orientation.
When is the Right Time to Start Dating?
: When is the Right Time to Start Dating? When you are a GLBT teen, the question, "When is the right
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.
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.
Should I Call Myself Transgender or Something...
A teen who doesn't have a clear gender identity looks for a label.
5 Things to Say if Someone Asks if You Are Gay
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Can I Go Back in the Closet?
Some teens regret coming out and want to go back in the closet.
3 Questions Guys Have About Having Sex With...
Are you a guy who is thinking about having sex with another guy for the first time? t is totally normal for teens, both gay and straight to be nervous about having sex even if it is something they want to do. Sex is a big deal and it can bring up a lot of concerns! Here are 3 common ones...
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.
Can Your Penis Be too Big for Sex?
If your partner has a big penis, you should still be able to have comfortable sex.
What is a Femme Lesbian?
A femme lesbian is a woman who dresses and act in a way that society considered typically feminine.
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: 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.
Gay Teen Dating Disasters
Have you ever been called by someone else's name during a romantic moment, or told by a crush who you thought was bisexual, that she's actually straight? If so, you're like many other GLBT teens who have suffered from some pretty embarrassing dating disasters!
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.
Your Straight Crush Stories
Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens share their straight crush stories and I share some tips for dealing with them!
A teen wonders about being a female to male transgender invidual.
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.
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.
My Friend is Homophobic: What Should I Do?
A teen asks what to do about a homophobic friend who says hurtful things.
A Teen Struggles With Coming to Terms With...
A teen who is coming to terms with being gay asks for help.
How to Defeat Homophobic Arguments
Here are some ways to defeat common homophobic arguments.
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?
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.
11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Coming Out...
Coming out to your parents can be one of the hardest things you might ever decide to do. And while a lot of teens just hold their breath and blurt out the news, there are some questions that you might want to ask yourself before you share such big news. Here are 11 to consider...
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.
How Can I Figure Out if I am Transgender?
Transgender is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and / or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the gender they were assigned at birth. A lot of teens question their gender identity, and while some people know they are transgender their whole life, for many people figuring this out is a long process! Here are some things to think about if you are wondering if you might be transgender.
Adovocates For Youth Fights For Teen Rights
Advocates for Youth fights for reproductive and sexual health through education and advocacy.
4 Reasons Coming Out at School Can Be Really...
Sometimes it seems like coming out, or openly acknowledging being LGBTQIA , is something that one has to do in all areas of their life at the same time. In reality, this just isn't the case! But whether or not you feel ready to come out at home, there are a few reasons some teens choose to come out at schools. Here are 4.
Lesbian and Bisexual Teen Girls Share Their...
Lesbian and bisexual teens share their coming out experiences.
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?
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.
How Can I Find a Gay Community Center?
Gay community centers are places to connect with the GLBT community and meet other gay teens.
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.
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!
Separating Sex, Gender & Sexual Orientation
Sex, gender and sexual orientation often get confused even though they are three different things.
Gay Teens' Top 10 Love & Sex Questions
What are gay teens' most pressing love and sex questions? Read more to find out.
Figuring Out Sexual Orientation
Here is everything you need to know about figuring out your sexual orientation.
Am I Gay If....?
We just don't definitively know the causes of sexual orientation. But what we do know is that sexual experiences won't change a person's sexual orientation from one thing to another! But a lot of people still have a lot of questions about that. Here are some common ones:
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.
The Risks and Benefits of Waiting to Come Out
For some teens, coming out is a wonderful experience. But many teens just aren't ready to come out.
6 Groups Offering LGBTQIA Teens Support
There are a number of organizations that offer gay teens support. Some are created specifically for GLBT youth. Others serve all teens, with special projects geared towards gay youth.
Can Lesbians Get STDs?
Can lesbians get STDs? The answer is, yes.
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.
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