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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 Do You Get a Boyfriend?
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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. Despite what you may have heard, there are no real signs, and the only way to be sure, is if someone tells you.
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.
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.
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
How Do Gay People Lose Their Virginity?
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How Do You Get a Girlfriend? Part 1
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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?
What Teens Can Do When Questioning Their...
Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought,
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?
How Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
How Can I Get Over My Straight Crush?
Having a straight crush is really common, but also really unlikely to pan out into anything romantic. Here is how to get over a straight crush and move on.
How Do I 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.
Information for LGBT Teens on Having Sex for...
Information for LGBT teens on having sex for the first time.
Are you gay? Only you can answer the question,
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
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.
I'm a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
Is it Normal for a Straight Female to Be...
A straight girl wonders what it means if she is attracted to an FTM transgender guy. Partly, that is because when we are attracted to people who challenge certain ideas we have about ourselves and who we find appealing, it can bring up different feelings. But being open to new feelings can be a really positive thing and can help you live a richer life.
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.
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.
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 to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
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 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 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.
Can a Man Really Be Bisexual?
Sometime people think only girls, not guys, can be bisexual. However it is totally possible to be a bisexual male!
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.
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.
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.
How Do I Come Out to My Friend Crush?
A teen wants help coming out to a friend she has a crush on.
Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
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
QUIZ "Am I Bisexual?" Are You Bisexual Take a...
QUIZ "Am I Bisexual?" Are you bisexual? Here are some questions to help teens who are trying to figure
How to 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 Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
The "Am I Gay?" Quiz - Are You Gay Take a Test...
The "Am I Gay?" Quiz Are you gay? Here are some questions to help teens who are trying to figure out
What Does "Bi-Curious" Mean?
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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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
What Does Transsexual Mean?
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How Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
A lot of people get confused by how sexual orientation works when a person is transgender. Partly that's because the terms sex, gender and sexual orientation are often used interchangeably when they are actually quite different. A good way to think of it is that sexual orientation tends to line up with your gender identity, not your biological sex.
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.
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.
Can Your Penis Be too Big for Sex?
If your partner has a big penis, you should still be able to have comfortable 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.
How Do I Know If I'm In Love?
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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.
Am I Crushing or Obsessing?
There's a fine like between crushing and obsessing. Here's how gay teens can tell the difference!
Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
Is Being Gay a Choice?
: Is Being Gay a Choice? A lot of people ask, "Is being gay a choice?" Most professionals agree that
Your Straight Crush Stories
Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens share their straight crush stories and I share some tips for dealing with them!
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.
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
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.
Should I Call Myself Transgender or Something...
A teen who doesn't have a clear gender identity looks for a label.
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.
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.
I'm Straight and My Bisexual Friend Has a Crush...
What should a straight girl do when a bisexual friend reveals her crush? Navigating the times when a friend has a crush on you or vice versa can be complicated, but at some point or other most people have to deal with this kind of situation, and how you react can make a big difference for everyone involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
"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.
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.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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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.
Gay Teens School Life - Teens Experiences Being...
School is a big part of teens' lives. Here are some GLBT teens' experiences being gay in school.
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.
Homeless Gay Teens - Information and Resources...
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 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.
Homophobia in Music
Despite advances in gay rights, homophobia in music continues to appear.
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.
What Are Friends With Benefits?
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What is Pansexuality?
Pansexuality (sometimes called omnisexuality or polisexuality) refers to feeling attraction to people regardless of their gender identities, sex or sexual orientation.
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.
5 Things to Say if Someone Asks if You Are Gay
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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.
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.
What Should You Do About Mixed Signals?
Gay and lesbian teens wonder what mixed signals mean in a variety of situations.
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.
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Should I Use a Condom for Oral Sex?
It is wise to use a condom for oral sex because STIs can be transmitted in this way.
How to Defeat Homophobic Arguments
Here are some ways to defeat common homophobic arguments.
Gay Teen Questions About Circumcision
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Why Doesn't Anyone Like Me?
Help for a girl who wants to date but feels like no one likes her romantically.
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.
What is the Difference Between Gender, Sex, and...
Sexual orientation refers to ... read more about the differences between Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation here.
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.
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 I Go Back in the Closet?
Some teens regret coming out and want to go back in the closet.
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.
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
Bisexual Profile
An overview of issues relevant to bisexual teens.
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 Makes Someone Transgender?
There are no definite conclusions as to what makes a person transgender. There is growing evidence that gender must be due to a combination of factors as it is too complex to simply be the product of a single factor like a gene, or a past experience, or how someone was raised. While we don't know exactly why some people are transgender (or genderqueer or agender), we do know that a lot of ideas about why some people are transgender aren't actually legit
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.).
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 and Self Hating
A teen writes about feeling self hatred for her same sex attractions.
How Do You Get a Girlfriend? Part 2
In part one we heard from a teen who wanted to know how she could get a girlfriend, especially in light of the fact that is seemed to her that everyone else was dating but her. Here are 6 tips for getting a girlfriend that go beyond simply encouraging teens to ask their crushes out.
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.
Bisexuality is Not a Phase
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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
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.
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.
7 Benefits to LGBT Dating
en In many ways, LGBT teens have it a lot harder than straight teens when it comes to dating. It can be more challenging to meet potential partners, you might have to hide a relationship from your parents and friends, and going out publicly could expose you to homophobic reactions. That being said there are also some benefits! Here are seven:
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.
Transphobic Parents
Strict transphobic parents can make life as a transgender teen incredibly difficult.
Signs of Unhealthy Queer Teen Relationships
Signs of unhealthy gay teen relationships. Information and resources for GLBT young people.
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.
Gay Teen Sexuality
Info on gay teen sexuality which covers safer sex, dating and answers some common questions.
Vulva and Vagina Information for Teens
Here is what LGBT teens need to know about their vulvas and vaginas.
A Teen Struggles With Coming to Terms With...
A teen who is coming to terms with being gay asks for help.
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!
When Someone Close to You is Homophobic
What can make homophobia even worse is when the homophobia comes from someone you are close to like a friend or relative. That is because what they say and think really matters.
A Teen Wonders, Am I Trans?
When you are a teen with questions about your gender identity, getting answers can be complicated!
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 Afraid of Being Outed! What Can I Do?
A gay teen who dated a girl to hide his sexual orientation fears that she might out him now that they have broken up.
Lesbian and Bisexual Teen Girls Share Their...
Lesbian and bisexual teens share their coming out experiences.
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!
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