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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 is Sexual Fluidity?
People who are sexually fluid, often feel that their attraction is situational and shifts due to particular partner, their environment, and the time in their life. Here's why more and more people are identifying as fluid.
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.
How Do You Get a Girlfriend?
A lot of lesbian teens want to be in relationships and many to ask the question,
3 Ways to Correct Adults When They Are Wrong...
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Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
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 Teens Can Do When Questioning Their...
Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought,
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.
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?
Are you gay? Only you can answer the question,
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 Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
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.
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.
I Don't Know What My Sexual Orientation is
After friends put pressure on her, a teen who finds herself attracted to people of various genders, becomes concerned that she doesn't know what her sexual orientation is.
Is There Really Such a Thing as a Bisexual Male?
Sometime people think only girls, not guys, can be bisexual. However it is totally possible to be a bisexual male!
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 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!
Is it Normal to Experiment Sexually With the...
Teens often wonder if it is normal to experiment sexually with the same 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.
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.
How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
What Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
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 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.
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
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
What to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
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.
Are You an LGBT Teen? We Answer Your Sex...
Information for gay teens on having sex for the first time.
I'm a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
4 Differences Between Being Bisexual and...
Sometimes people boil the differences down to the idea that bisexuals are typically attracted to someone who identifies as male or female, while pansexuals are attracted to all people, including those who identify outside of these gender binaries. ​In reality this is a little more complicated and one of the big differences is that a bisexual identity comes out of a view of sexual orientation as part of sexuality and sexual identity, while a pansexual identity comes out of a view of sexual orientation as connected to gender identity.
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 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.
Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
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
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
What Does "Bi-Curious" Mean?
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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.
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.
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:
How Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
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.
QUIZ "Am I Bisexual?" Are You Bisexual Take a...
QUIZ "Am I Bisexual?" Are you bisexual? Here are some questions to help teens who are trying to figure
What 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.
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...
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.
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.
Your Straight Crush Stories
Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens share their straight crush stories and I share some tips for dealing with them!
What Does Transsexual Mean?
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Should I Call Myself Transgender or Something...
A teen who doesn't have a clear gender identity looks for a label.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 You Get AIDS From Kissing?
Teens often want to know if AIDS can be passed through kissing. In general, the answer is no. The most common ways teens get HIV is through unprotected vaginal and anal sex and through sharing needles. Oral sex performed on a man is considered a low risk activity for contracting HIV. Kissing on the other hand is usually considered safe as saliva does not pass HIV.
How Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
Here's how sexual orientation works for people who are transgender.
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.
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 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.
Can Your Penis Be too Big for Sex?
If your partner has a big penis, you should still be able to have comfortable sex.
How Do I Come Out to My Friend Crush?
A teen wants help coming out to a friend she has a crush on.
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.
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!
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.
Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
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 Are Friends With Benefits?
: What Are Friends With Benefits? Some gay, lesbian and bisexual teens like the idea of being "friends
Am I Transgender?
Some teens know that they are transgender from early childhood. For others, the question of gender identity is one they struggle with for a long time. If you think you might be a transgender teen there are a number of questions to ask yourself.
Is Being Gay a Choice?
: Is Being Gay a Choice? A lot of people ask, "Is being gay a choice?" Most professionals agree that
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
How Do I Know If I'm In Love?
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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.
What is the Difference Between Gender, Sex, and...
Sexual orientation refers to ... read more about the differences between Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation here.
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 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.
Am I Crushing or Obsessing?
There's a fine like between crushing and obsessing. Here's how gay teens can tell the difference!
A Single Queer Teen Wants to Meet Someone
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.
LGBT Homeless Youth Shelters and Residences
Traditional homeless shelters and group homes are not always the right place (or even safe) for LGBT youth.
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.
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.
Separating Sex, Gender & Sexual Orientation
Sex, gender and sexual orientation often get confused even though they are three different things.
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 Does it Mean to Be Gender Non-Conforming
Gender non-conforming refers to people who do not adhere to society's rules about dress and activities for people that are based on their biological sex and gender assignment. A gender non-conforming person may present as neither clearly male, nor clearly female, but rather as a gender-free individual. Some gender non-conformists are LGBTQIA. Others are not. It is also common for people to be gender conforming along some gender markers but conform to their assigned gender on others.Many people are gender conformist without adopting gender non-conforming as an identity.
Gay and Self Hating
A teen writes about feeling self hatred for her same sex attractions.
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.
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.
Should I Use a Condom for Oral Sex?
It is wise to use a condom for oral sex because STDs can be transmitted in this way.
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.
Bisexuality is Not a Phase
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How to Defeat Homophobic Arguments
Here are some ways to defeat common homophobic arguments.
What is Pansexuality?
Pansexuality (sometimes called omnisexuality or polisexuality) refers to feeling attraction to people regardless of their gender identities, sex or sexual orientation.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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Delaying Puberty for Transgender Children
Some families are deciding to delay puberty in transgender children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
"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.
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
The 5 Best Ways to Be an LGBTQIA Ally
Sometimes we think that the only people who will stand up for a cause are those who are directly affected. But just like an American might protest human rights abuses abroad, a straight person might stand up for the rights of the LGBTQIA community. Here are 5 ways to be an LGBTQIA ally.
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...
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.
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.
Why Doesn't Anyone Like Me?
Help for a girl who wants to date but feels like no one likes her romantically.
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 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.
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?
Bisexual Profile
An overview of issues relevant to bisexual teens.
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.
How Do You Learn to Have Sex if Not from Porn?
A gay teen wants to know how people are supposed to learn how to have sex for the first time.
How to Deal With People Who Doubt You When You...
Some people assume that teens are simply too young to be certain of their identities. But hearing this can be incredibly frustrating. Luckily, if you are equipped with a little more information yourself, it is easier to school the skeptics in your life. Here's what you need to know!
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 Straight and My Bisexual Friend Has a Crush...
What should a straight girl do when a bisexual friend reveals a same sex crush?
Homeless Gay Teens
Homeless gay teens make up to 40% of homeless teens in general. GLBT teen homelessness is a direct result of homophobia. Luckily, awareness of this issue is growing, and services designed to help GLBT teens who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are increasing. .
Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
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.
Vulva and Vagina Information for Teens
Here is what LGBT teens need to know about their vulvas and vaginas.
A teen wonders about being a female to male transgender invidual.
Can I Go Back in the Closet?
Some teens regret coming out and want to go back in the closet.
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. Usually, the best way to find out if someone likes you is to ask. But because that can be pretty nerve wracking, the question of how to figure out if someone likes you comes up a lot.
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.
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!
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.
5 Things to Say if Someone Asks if You Are Gay
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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.
Does Sex With a Condom Feel as Good as Bareback...
Teens sometimes wonder if sex with a condom will be as good as sex without.
The Causes of Sexual Orientation
There a few different theories as to the causes of sexual orientation. Some people believe it is a natural, inborn trait while others think that sexual orientation emerges as a result of our environment. Today many people argue it is actually a combination of both.
Why 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.
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!
How Gay Teens Deal During Holidays
Holidays can be tough for gay teens. Here are some tips for getting through them!
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.
Gay Teen Questions About Circumcision
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Transphobic Parents
Strict transphobic parents can make life as a transgender teen incredibly difficult.
When Parents Don't Believe You're Gay
If parents don't believe you are LGBTQIA, one option is to accept the fact that you know who you are, even if your parents don't understand. You may also consider coming out to another adult who you trust, and who you think your parents respect, and ask that person to talk to your parents. Or you can study up and explain more about sexual orientation and gender to your folks.
Good Ways to Respond to Homophobic Comments or...
Walk down a lot of high school hallways and the chorus of anti-gay slurs will be a sad reminder that homophobia is still a very real presence. But while some negative comments are deliberately hateful, others are made out of ignorance or with the mistaken idea that gay jokes are funny. But whatever the intention behind a comment, there are going to be times that you want to speak up, but just don't know what to say. Here are some ideas.
Can Lesbians Get STDs?
Can lesbians get STDs? The answer is, yes. While women who only have sex with women are generally at lower risk for HIV, some other STDs are fairly easy to pass between women. So in general, it is wise to take precautions, get tested, and always practice safer sex.
Public Bathroom Use for Transgender Teens
Most people take going pee for granted. But transgender teens can find it really challenging to just to use a public bathroom.
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