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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.
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.
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,
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
Am I Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender?
Are you gay? Only you can answer the question,
Is It Normal to Enjoy Gay Sex If You're Not Gay?
A teen wonders if it is normal for him to enjoy sex with a friend of the same gender even though he isn't gay.
What 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 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?
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 Teens Can Do When Questioning Their...
Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought,
How Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
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
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
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
The "Am I Gay?" Quiz - Are You Gay Take a Test...
The "Am I Gay?" Quiz Are you gay? Here are some questions to help teens who are trying to figure out
How to Make Gay Friends and Find Other Gay Teens
Information for GLBT youth on making friends and finding other gay teens online.
How Do You Get a Girlfriend?
A lot of lesbian teens want to be in relationships and many to ask the question,
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.
Is it Normal to Experiment Sexually With the...
Teens often wonder if it is normal to experiment sexually with the same sex.
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
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.
Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
Coming Out Concerns
This two part article addresses coming out concerns, including, being treated differently by family and friends, and facing homophobia.
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.
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 to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
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 Gay Sex Experience?
Gay teens who are thinking about their first sexual experience with a male partner often have a lot of concerns.
What Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
What Are Friends With Benefits?
: What Are Friends With Benefits? Some gay, lesbian and bisexual teens like the idea of being "friends
How Do I Know If I'm In Love?
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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.
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 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.
Gay Teen Sexuality
Info on gay teen sexuality which covers safer sex, dating and answers some common questions.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
How Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
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 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!
Bisexuals
An overview of issues relevant to bisexual teens.
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 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!
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 a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
How Do Age of Consent Laws Affect Gay Teens?
A person over the age of consent who has sex with someone under the age of consent can be charged with a crime for having sex with the younger person.
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
Am I Transgender or Transsexual?
: Am I Transgender or Transsexual? Some teens know that they are transgender or transsexual from early
How Do I Know if My Crush is Gay?
A 13-year-old with a crush wonders if the other boy is gay.
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.
Can Your Penis Be too Big for Sex?
If your partner has a big penis, you should still be able to have comfortable 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.
Is Being Gay a Choice?
: Is Being Gay a Choice? A lot of people ask, "Is being gay a choice?" Most professionals agree that
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
Do You Care if Bands Are Sexist or Homophobic
Some music is sexist and homophobic, but it is possible to find socially conscious music that you'll get into and which won't make you cringe when you hear it!
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 is a Femme Lesbian?
A femme lesbian is a woman who dresses and act in a way that society considered typically feminine.
"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 Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
Q & A With an LGBT Teen Activist
Nicholas Wilkins is a high school student from Tennessee. After starting his school's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), he got involved with the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and has been working on LGBT youth issues ever since. Here he answers some questions about being a teen activist.
I'm a Lesbian & My Girlfriend Has No Sex...
A teen wonders what to do about a partner who has no interest in sex.
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.
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.
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 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 Crushing or Obsessing?
There's a fine like between crushing and obsessing. Here's how gay teens can tell the difference!
Can You Get AIDS from Kissing?
Teens often want to know if AIDS can be passed through kissing. In general, the answer is no.
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.
What Are Islam's Views on Being Gay?
Like many religions, Islam's view on gay issues is complicated.
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.
How Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
Here's how sexual orientation works for people who are transgender.
What is a Butch Lesbian?
A butch lesbian is a woman who may dress and act in a way that society considers masculine.
Lesbians
An overview of issues relevant to lesbians.
Do I Have to Have Sex to Know I'm Gay?
Many guys wonder, "Do I have to have sex to know I'm gay?" The answer is no! : Sexual orientation is
"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.
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.
Can You Get an STD From Oral Sex?
Despite what some people think, you can get an STD from oral sex.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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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. It is common for people to ignore other Biblical admonishments about sex while still referring to ones on homosexuality. Page 4.
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.
What is Barebacking?
Barebacking is unprotected anal sex (without a condom) between men.
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
5 Websites LGBT Teens Should Check Out
When it comes to finding info online, LGBT teens have never had it better. Sites like, It Gets Better, the Trevor Project and The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (not to mention this very site) have really important info for queer youth. But there are some other really great sites out there, like Good As You, Outsports, and I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?, which are definitely worth checking out.
What is the Difference Between Love and...
It can be hard for GLBT teens to know if they are in love or obsessed with a crush.
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?
MSM (Men Who Have Sex with Men)
: MSM stands for "men who have sex with men." This term is often used by health care professionals because
Gay Teens' Top 10 Love & Sex Questions
What are gay teens' most pressing love and sex questions? Read more to find out.
5 Ways LGBT Teens Can Stop Caring About What...
Do you worry about what people think of you? Are you always wondering if everyone thinks your outfit is pathetic? Do you fear that the popular kids are mocking you for speaking up in class or that your teachers just plain don't like you for being gay? But how do you get to a place where the options of others aren't more important to you than are your own? Here are some ideas!
Figuring Out Sexual Orientation
Here is everything you need to know about figuring out your sexual orientation.
How Do I Come Out to My Friend Crush?
A teen wants help coming out to a friend she has a crush on.
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.
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.
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 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.
What is the Difference Between Gender, Sex, and...
Sexual orientation refers to ... read more about the differences between Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation here.
What Gay Teens Need to Know About the Penis
When it comes to a guy's body, the part that tends to get the most scrutiny, is one that the fewest people see, namely his penis. Here's what gay teens need to know about their penis.
I'm Gay & A Girl Asked Me Out - What Should I Do?
What should a gay guy do if a girl who thinks he's straight asks him out?
Are Gay Men and Bisexuals Promiscuous?
Gay men and bisexuals might have a reputation for promiscuity but that does not reflect reality.
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.
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 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.
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
Bisexual Profile
An overview of issues relevant to bisexual teens.
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.
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.
What GLBT Teens Can Do if a Condom Breaks
Here is what GLBT teens can do if a condom breaks.
Gay Men: What is is Like to Be a Gay Man?
Information on being a gay man. GLBT Teens.
Is This a Healthy Relationship?
Signs of unhealthy gay teen relationships. Information and resources for GLBT young people.
What's the Deal With Anti-Gay Bullying and...
Being bullied for you sexual orientation, or anti-gay bullying, is far too common. Here are some strategies gay teens can use to deal with it.
I'm Turned On By Gay Porn. Does That Mean I'm...
A lot of interesting questions come up in the community forum, for example, a teen recently wondered if watching gay porn means he is gay.
What 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.
Profile of an LGBT Teen Activist
Despite the hand wringing over teens by a lot of adults, today's youth are actually making some pretty great choices and a lot are more involved in their communities than ever. One of those is LGBT activist teen Valerie Weisler.
The Complications of Having a Fling With a...
For a GLBT teens, having a fling with a straight crush can bring many complications.
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.
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.
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.
6 Things Gay Teens Need to Know About Safe Sex
Safe sex is a little more than just using a condom or abstaining. Here are few more things gay teens need to know about safe sex.
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.
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.
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.
I Haven't Heard from My Straight Friend Since I...
My friend stopped talking to me after I said I had a crush on him.
How Can You Let People Know You're Gay When it...
Sometimes people figure out that you are gay pretty quikly. Here' what to do the rest of the time.
What is Sexism
Sexism hurts everyone, including GLBT teens.
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,
"Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in...
The book, Get That Freak, paints a clear picture of how teens experience homophobia and transphobia in
Important Lesbian Teen Vulva & Vagina Information
Here is what lesbian teens need to know about their vulvas and vaginas.
I Have Aspergers. How Can I Know if I am a...
A teen with Asperger syndrome wonders if the feelings she is having for a friend mean that she is a lesbian.
Am I Gay or Bisexual?
Teenage guys who are trying to figure out their sexual orientation often wonder if they are gay or bisexual.
Gender Non-Conforming
An explanation of the term, gender non-conforming.
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
Does Gaydar Exist?
Gaydar is the sixth sense some GLBT people have which tells them someone else is gay.
Do All Lesbians Use Dildos During Sex?
When it comes to sex a lot of people have a fairly limited idea of what goes on between the sheets. For women who have sex with women, this has lead to a common assumption that all lesbians use strap-ons, or dildos during sex. And while some lesbians do use sex toys like these, others don't.
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 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?
The Effect of "Lesbian" Sex Fantasies on Teen...
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Why Doesn't Anyone Like Me?
Help for a girl who wants to date but feels like no one likes her romantically.
Is "Genderqueer" the Right Term for a Lesbian...
: Is "Genderqueer" the Right Term for a Lesbian Teen Who Questions Gender Boxes? A teen who is biologically
How Do You Kiss?
A gay teen asks for advice on how to kiss.
Some Assembly Required:The Not-So-Secret -Life...
Some Assembly Required:The Not-So-Secret -Life of a Transgender Teen is the incredibly honest and definitely not very secret memoir of an Oklahoma teen who despite being raised in a religious household and attending a very conservative, homophobic Christian school, comes out as transgender at 14 and begins the process of transitioning well before graduating high school. This is a story of growth, pain and difference and one that teens from all walks of life will enjoy.
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?
Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
If a Straight Boy is Raped by a Man Can That...
Despite what some people think, if a straight boy is raped by a man that won't change his sexual orientation.
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.
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