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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,
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
Can I Turn My Crush Gay?
Professionals agree that you can't change someone's sexual orientation. But that doesn't mean that some gay teens don't hope to turn a straight crush gay.
What Teens Can Do When Questioning Their...
Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought,
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 Do You Get a Girlfriend?
A lot of lesbian teens want to be in relationships and many to ask the question,
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
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
What Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
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.
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 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 Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
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 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.
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 to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
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 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.
Is it Normal to Experiment Sexually With the...
Teens often wonder if it is normal to experiment sexually with the same sex.
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.
What Does it Mean to be Genderqueer
Genderqueer refers to people who do not adhere to strictly male or female identities and roles. A genderqueer person often chooses to present as neither clearly male, nor clearly female, but rather as a gender-free individual.
Am I a Lesbian if I Have an FtM Partner?
Does dating someone transgender mean that a person is gay? A teen with a female-to-male (FtM) partner wonders if this means she is a lesbian.
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.
How Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
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!
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 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!
Are You an LGBT Teen? We Answer Your Sex...
Information for gay teens on having sex for the first time.
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 Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
Here's how sexual orientation works for people who are transgender.
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.
How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
What Are Friends With Benefits?
: What Are Friends With Benefits? Some gay, lesbian and bisexual teens like the idea of being "friends
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.
I'm a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
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.
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.
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.
How Do I Know if My Crush is Gay?
A 13-year-old with a crush wonders if the other boy is gay.
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
Is Being Gay a Choice?
: Is Being Gay a Choice? A lot of people ask, "Is being gay a choice?" Most professionals agree that
Am I Transgender or Transsexual?
: Am I Transgender or Transsexual? Some teens know that they are transgender or transsexual from early
Gay Teen Sexuality
Info on gay teen sexuality which covers safer sex, dating and answers some common questions.
Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
How Do I Know If I'm In Love?
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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.
Gay Teen Dating
If you are a gay teen, dating is probably on your mind. Here's what you need to know about moving from having a crush to having a healthy relationship.
What 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.
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.
4 Steps to Getting a Boyfriend or Girlfriend
A lot of LGBT youth want to be in relationships and have a boyfriend or a girlfriend. But the ones who usually succeed in doing this are typically those who are able to be open about everything from their sexual orientation or gender identity, to their interest in another person, and what they are hoping for from a potential partner. Here are 4 steps that teens can follow if being in a relationship is important to them!
Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
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.
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.
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.
Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
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 is Pansexuality?
Pansexuality (sometimes called omnisexuality or polisexuality) refers to feeling attraction to people regardless of their gender identities, sex or sexual orientation.
Figuring Out Sexual Orientation
Here is everything you need to know about figuring out your 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. Some people use the story of Sodom and Gomorrah to justify opposition to homosexuality. Page 2.
9 Tips for LGBT Teens on Getting Over a Crush
Having a crush can be amazing and exciting and a lot of teens love the feeling of being deep in like. But when a crush is never going to turn in into something more, those feelings can move from awesome to awful pretty quick. In that case, you might just want to get over your crush as fast as you can. Here are 9 tips for how to do that!
Which Equal Rights are Denied to Gay People?
Learn which equal rights are still denied to gay people.
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.
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,
A Short History of the Condom
Here is a short history of the condom, from syphilis prevention in the 1500s to HIV prevention today.
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?
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 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.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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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.
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.
Teens Experiences Being Gay in School
School is a big part of teens' lives. Here are some GLBT teens' experiences being gay in school.
Am I Gay or Bisexual?
Teenage guys who are trying to figure out their sexual orientation often wonder if they are gay or bisexual.
How Do 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.
How to Defeat Homophobic Arguments
Here are some ways to defeat common homophobic arguments.
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!
Gender Non-Conforming
An explanation of the term, gender non-conforming.
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...
Can You Get an STD From Oral Sex?
Despite what some people think, you can get an STD from oral sex.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
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.
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.
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.
Gay Teens' Top 10 Love & Sex Questions
What are gay teens' most pressing love and sex questions? Read more to find out.
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 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.
Lesbians
An overview of issues relevant to lesbians.
"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'm Straight and My Bisexual Friend Has a Crush...
What should a straight girl do when a bisexual friend reveals a same sex crush?
Homophobia in Music
Despite advances in gay rights, homophobia in music continues to appear.
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 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.
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 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
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:
Should I Call Myself Transgender or Something...
A teen who doesn't have a clear gender identity looks for a label.
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?
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.
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.
What's a "Dental" Dam?
A dental dam is a barrier used to reduce the risk of STDs during oral sex.
How Do I Come Out to My Friend Crush?
A teen wants help coming out to a friend she has a crush on.
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.
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.
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 Too Young to Know I'm a Lesbian?
A common question from girls who are questioning their sexual orientation is, "Am I too young to know
What is a Femme Lesbian?
A femme lesbian is a woman who dresses and act in a way that society considered typically feminine.
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 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.
"My First Bra:" A Lesbian Teen's Story
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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.
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 Causes Homophobia?
There are a few causes of homophobia, including people's beliefs about sexual orientation.
How To Find a Gay Friendly College
Thinking about college? Here's information on finding one that is gay friendly.
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.

Teen Sex
Whether you are gay or straight, it is important to know some facts about teen sex.
Do Lesbians Need Pap Smears?
Lesbians do need pap smears if they are over 21 or sexually active.
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.
Can Lesbians Get STDs?
Can lesbians get STDs? The answer is, yes.
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?
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.
I'm a Lesbian & My Girlfriend Has No Sex...
A teen wonders what to do about a partner who has no interest in sex.
5 Things LGBT Teens Need to Know if They Are...
When there is an age difference between teens and their partners, the older partner can get in trouble if it is determined that statutory rape laws have been broken. Plus, it could be tough for the younger partner if there is an uneven power balance. So if you date someone older, you need to make sure doing so is really what's best for you on both fronts. Here are answers to common questions from LGBT teens about having older partners.
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.
Am I FTM?
A teen wonders about being a female to male transgender invidual.
Gay Teens, Straight Friends
Friends are a really important part of most teens' lives. But while friendship can be a tricky thing for anyone to navigate, for lesbian and gay teens there might be additional concerns. For example, what should you do about a crush on a same sex friend and how you should handle a friend who isn't comfortable with your sexual orientation?
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.
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.
Same Sex Dating
Sure same sex dating presents some challenges, but gay teens should also realize the benefits.
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.
Adovocates For Youth Fights For Teen Rights
Advocates for Youth fights for reproductive and sexual health through education and advocacy.
Does Masturbating Make Me Gay?
Because a lot of people have misinformation about both masturbation and sexual orientation it is pretty common to wonder if masturbating means you are gay. (It doesn't, by the way.).
"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.
6 Ways to Be Happy With Your Single Status
And while it is fine to want to have a boyfriend or girlfriend, it is also a-ok to be single. But sometimes, feeling okay with being single can take a while. Here are 6 things that can make you feel okay about being single.
Transphobic Parents
Strict transphobic parents can make life as a transgender teen incredibly difficult.
Does Gaydar Exist?
Gaydar is the sixth sense some GLBT people have which tells them someone else is gay.
How To Use a Condom
A description of how to use a condom
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?
Myths About Bisexuals
There is a lot of misinformation about what it means to be bisexual. Make sure to clear it up!

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