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LGBT Teens: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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
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 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
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,
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?
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
Is Porn Sex Realistic?
A gay teen wonders if porn sex is realistic. Typically, the answer is, no.
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 Teens Can Do When Questioning Their...
Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought,
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
Are You an LGBT Teen? We Answer Your Sex...
Information for gay teens on having sex for the first time.
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.
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.
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 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.
Can Your Penis Be too Big for Sex?
If your partner has a big penis, you should still be able to have comfortable sex.
Is it Normal to Experiment Sexually With the...
Teens often wonder if it is normal to experiment sexually with the same sex.
What to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
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 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?
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 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.
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.
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.
"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.
What Lesbian Teens Need to Know
Wondering about your health, sex life, how to meet people or gay culture? This is the place for lesbian teens to find information!
What Does 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.
Lesbians
An overview of issues relevant to lesbians.
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 Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
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 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 I'm In Love?
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Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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What GLBT Teens Can Do if a Condom Breaks
Here is what GLBT teens can do if a condom breaks.
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, Is My Penis Size Normal?
A lot of teens, both gay and straight wonder if their penis is a normal size. Usually, the answer is yes.
Am I Gay or Bisexual?
Teenage guys who are trying to figure out their sexual orientation often wonder if they are gay or bisexual.
Am I Transgender or Transsexual?
: Am I Transgender or Transsexual? Some teens know that they are transgender or transsexual from early
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.
I'm a Lesbian & My Girlfriend Has No Sex...
A teen wonders what to do about a partner who has no interest in sex.
What's Up Down There: Penises
Here is what gay teens need to know about their penises.
What Are Friends With Benefits?
: What Are Friends With Benefits? Some gay, lesbian and bisexual teens like the idea of being "friends
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.
I'm a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
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 You Get an STD From Oral Sex?
Despite what some people think, you can get an STD from oral sex.
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
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.
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.
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.
Is Being Gay a Choice?
: Is Being Gay a Choice? A lot of people ask, "Is being gay a choice?" Most professionals agree that
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
I Have a Girlfriend But I Think I'm Gay. What...
Eighteen-year-old male with a girlfriend thinks he might be gay. His story and some helpful information, along with some relevant reader responses.
What Can I Do About Homophobic Parents?
A lot of teens have homophobic parents. This can make life, including the decision to come out, a lot more complicated.
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.
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.
All About Orgasms
Orgasms are the release of sexual muscle tension that has build up during sexual arousal. Most people find them really pleasurable. Here is what GLBT teens need to know about this aspect of sexuality.
I'm a Single Lesbian Teen, Will I Ever Meet...
A lot of single people want to be in relationships, but for single GLBT teens, things can be more complicated, and some gay and lesbian teens are worried that they will never meet anyone to date.
What's a "Dental" Dam?
A dental dam is a barrier used to reduce the risk of STDs during oral sex.
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,
How Do I Know if My Crush is Gay?
A 13-year-old with a crush wonders if the other boy is gay.
My Boyfriend's Homophobic Parents Won't Let Him...
What can you do when you are a gay teen and your homophobic parents won't let you see your boyfriend? For gay teens living at home, this situation can be devastating.
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.
Gay Teens Talk Christianity
A lot of gay teens have experiences with Christianity, some positive and some pretty rough. Here GLBT youth share some of their thoughts on this issue.
Coming Out Concerns
This two part article addresses coming out concerns, including, being treated differently by family and friends, and facing homophobia.
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!
Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
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 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.
Gay Teen Love Stories
A look at five novels that involve love between GLBT teenagers.
How Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
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.
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
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.
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 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.
Gay Teens' Top 10 Love & Sex Questions
What are gay teens' most pressing love and sex questions? Read more to find out.
What is a Femme Lesbian?
A femme lesbian is a woman who dresses and act in a way that society considered typically feminine.
GLBT Teens and Public Displays of Affection
Some GLBT teens are very comfortable with public displays of affection. Others aren't.
The Causes of Sexual Orientation
There a few different theories as to the causes of sexual orientation. Some people believe it is a natural, inborn trait while others think that sexual orientation emerges as a result of our environment. Today many people argue it is actually a combination of both.
How Does Sexual Orientation Work When You're...
Here's how sexual orientation works for people who are transgender.
Am I Crushing or Obsessing?
There's a fine like between crushing and obsessing. Here's how gay teens can tell the difference!
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.
How Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
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 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.
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
What Are Islam's Views on Being Gay?
Like many religions, Islam's view on gay issues is complicated.
How To Come Out as Gay: Having a Conversation...
Want to know how to come out as gay? Here are some concrete ways to start a conversation about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Gay Teen Sexuality
Info on gay teen sexuality which covers safer sex, dating and answers some common questions.
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
What is a Butch Lesbian?
A butch lesbian is a woman who may dress and act in a way that society considers masculine.
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 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.
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 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!
What is Barebacking?
Barebacking is unprotected anal sex (without a condom) between men.
Lesbian and Bisexual Teen Girls Share Their...
Lesbian and bisexual teens share their coming out experiences.
How Should Gay Teens Handle the Locker Room?
Teens often worry about how being gay will impact getting changed in a high school locker room.
How to Deal With Your Parents' Rules
Information for gay teens on how to deal with your parents rules.
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.
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!
"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.
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 Only Know About Sex from the Internet. How Do...
A gay teen wants to know how people are supposed to learn how to have sex for the first time.
Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
What is Pansexuality?
Pansexuality (sometimes called omnisexuality or polisexuality) refers to feeling attraction to people regardless of their gender identities, sex or sexual orientation.
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 GLBT teens who are thinking about coming out.
Important Lesbian Teen Vulva & Vagina Information
Here is what lesbian teens need to know about their vulvas and vaginas.
"My First Bra:" A Lesbian Teen's Story
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What All Gay Teens Need to Know
Wondering about your health, sex life, how to meet people or gay culture? This is the place for gay teen to find information!
Why Doesn't Anyone Like Me?
Help for a girl who wants to date but feels like no one likes her romantically.
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.
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.
When Parents Don't Believe You're Gay
Coming out is hard enough, but what should you do when parents don't believe you're gay?
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
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
Can Lesbians Get STDs?
Can lesbians get STDs? The answer is, yes.
Is This a Healthy Relationship?
Signs of unhealthy gay teen relationships. Information and resources for GLBT young people.
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.
YU+ME:dream - A Lesbian Teen Comic Love Story
Megan Rose Gedris has created a number of lesbian comics including Yu & ME: Dream about Catholic school teen lesbians and first love.
Gay Men: What is is Like to Be a Gay Man?
Information on being a gay man. GLBT Teens.
Is it Normal to Be Scared to Have Sex?
A gay teen who is scared to have sex asks for help.
Can You Get AIDS from Kissing?
Teens often want to know if AIDS can be passed through kissing. In general, the answer is no.
Androgynous
The word androgynous refers to a person who does not display a distinctly male or distinctly female appearance.
How Do I Meet Guys Who Want More Than Sex?
A gay teen wonders how to meet someone for a relationship who is interested in more than just having sex.
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
The Effect of "Lesbian" Sex Fantasies on Teen...
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Gay Muslim Teen Coming Out Story
A gay Muslim teen shares his positive coming out story.
How Do You Kiss?
A gay teen asks for advice on how to kiss.
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.
Teens Experiences Being Gay in School
School is a big part of teens' lives. Here are some GLBT teens' experiences being gay in school.
Homophobia in Music
Despite advances in gay rights, homophobia in music continues to appear.
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.
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?
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.
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.).
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.
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?
"No Homo"
The offensive phrase, GLBT Teens.
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.
"I Have an STD"
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I feel Greedy for Liking a Boy and a Girl
: I feel Greedy for Liking a Boy and a Girl A bisexual teen feels "greedy" for liking a boy and a girl.
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