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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.
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.
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
Porn Problems
Here's what teens should know about the difference between porn sex and sex in real life.
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 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?
Am I Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender?
Are you gay? Only you can answer the question,
How Do You Get a Girlfriend?
A lot of lesbian teens want to be in relationships and many to ask the question,
What Teens Can Do When Questioning Their...
Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought,
Is It Normal to Enjoy Gay Sex If You're Not Gay?
A teen wonders if it is normal for him to enjoy sex with a friend of the same gender even though he isn't gay.
How to Make Gay Friends and Find Other Gay Teens
Information for GLBT youth on making friends and finding other gay teens online.
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
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
QUIZ "Am I Bisexual?" Are You Bisexual Take a...
QUIZ "Am I Bisexual?" Are you bisexual? Here are some questions to help teens who are trying to figure
How Do 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.
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 an LGBT Teen? We Answer Your Sex...
Information for gay teens on having sex for the first time.
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.
I'm a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips
A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
Five Types of Straight Crushes
Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
Is it Normal to Experiment Sexually With the...
Teens often wonder if it is normal to experiment sexually with the same sex.
"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.
How to Handle Gay Teen Crushes
If you're like most teens you'll have a crush at some point. But gay teen crushes, whether they are on another GLBT teen, a straight classmate, or even a teacher can present some challenges.
How Do I Know If I'm In Love?
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What to Say to Homophobic Slurs Like "That's So...
Homophobic Slurs - What to say to homophobic slurs like,
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 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 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!
Is Porn Sex Realistic?
A gay teen wonders if porn sex is realistic. Typically, the answer is, no.
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 Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms?
There is no age limit required to buy condoms.
What Are Friends With Benefits?
: What Are Friends With Benefits? Some gay, lesbian and bisexual teens like the idea of being "friends
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.
What's Up Down There: Penises
Here is what gay teens need to know about their penises.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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 Causes a Transgender Identity?
No one knows exactly what causes a transgender identity, but there are a few theories.
Being Gay Curious
Questioning your sexual orientation or being gay curious, is really common for a lot of teens.
Gay Teen Dating & Relationships
Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
How Do Two Girls Have Sex?
How do two girls have sex? Really, however they want!
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.
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 GLBT Teens Can Do if a Condom Breaks
Here is what GLBT teens can do if a condom breaks.
How Do I Know if My Crush is Gay?
A 13-year-old with a crush wonders if the other boy is gay.
Can You Get an STD From Oral Sex?
Despite what some people think, you can get an STD from oral sex.
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.
Am I Gay or Bisexual?
Teenage guys who are trying to figure out their sexual orientation often wonder if they are gay or bisexual.
Great Date Ideas for Gay Teens
There are a lot of great date ideas for gay teens that include everything from seeing a movie to attending a gay pride event.
Gay Teens 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.
Am I Transgender or Transsexual?
: Am I Transgender or Transsexual? Some teens know that they are transgender or transsexual from early
I'm a Lesbian & My Girlfriend Has No Sex...
A teen wonders what to do about a partner who has no interest in 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.
Why Staying Closeted Can Be Hard for Gay Teens
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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
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.
Lesbians
An overview of issues relevant to lesbians.
Gay Teen Love Stories
A look at five novels that involve love between GLBT teenagers.
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!
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 Does "Bi-curious" Mean?
An explanation of a term referring to individual interested in having a same sex sexual encounter without labeling their sexual orientation.
How 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 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 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!
How Gay Teens Can Share Their Feelings With a...
Sharing your feelings with a crush can be very scary for GLBT teens.
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.
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.
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.
Gay Teen Sexuality
Info on gay teen sexuality which covers safer sex, dating and answers some common questions.
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.
Can I Get in Trouble for My Older Girlfriend?
A lesbian teen worries about getting in trouble for having an older girlfriend.
Is Being Gay a Choice?
: Is Being Gay a Choice? A lot of people ask, "Is being gay a choice?" Most professionals agree that
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
What is the Difference Between Gender, Sex, and...
Sexual orientation refers to ... read more about the differences between Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation here.
Intersex Conditions: Test What You Know
Intersex Conditions You might have heard the term "intersex." See what you know about the medical and
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.
Coming Out Concerns
This two part article addresses coming out concerns, including, being treated differently by family and friends, and facing homophobia.
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.
Gay Teens' Top 10 Love & Sex Questions
What are gay teens' most pressing love and sex questions? Read more to find out.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Can You Get AIDS from Kissing?
Teens often want to know if AIDS can be passed through kissing. In general, the answer is no.
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,
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.
GLBT Teens and Public Displays of Affection
Some GLBT teens are very comfortable with public displays of affection. Others aren't.
Lesbian and Bisexual Teen Girls Share Their...
Lesbian and bisexual teens share their coming out experiences.
How Long Should I Wait to Have Sex With My...
A lesbian teen in a new relationship asks how long she should wait to have sex with her girlfriend.
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 a Femme Lesbian?
A femme lesbian is a woman who dresses and act in a way that society considered typically feminine.
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.
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 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.).
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?
What's a "Dental" Dam?
A dental dam is a barrier used to reduce the risk of STDs during oral sex.
The Effect of "Lesbian" Sex Fantasies on Teen...
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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.
Are Gay Men and Bisexuals Promiscuous?
Gay men and bisexuals might have a reputation for promiscuity but that does not reflect reality.
What is Barebacking?
Barebacking is unprotected anal sex (without a condom) between men.
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?
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.
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
Colby's Story
15-year-old Colby, shares his thoughts on coming to terms with being gay.
Gay Men: What is is Like to Be a Gay Man?
Information on being a gay man. GLBT Teens.
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 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.
Why Don't I Want to Come Out?
Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
How Do You Kiss?
A gay teen asks for advice on how to kiss.
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.
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?
Is This a Healthy Relationship?
Signs of unhealthy gay teen relationships. Information and resources for GLBT young people.
Gay Teens: Dating Tips
Here is relationship advice and some dating tips for GLBT teens.
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
Why Doesn't Anyone Like Me?
Help for a girl who wants to date but feels like no one likes her romantically.
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.
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?
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
Is it Normal to Be Scared to Have Sex?
A gay teen who is scared to have sex asks for help.
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.
Bad Coming Out Experiences
Coming out can be great, but sometimes it can go badly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How To Use a Dental Dam
Using dental dams can help make oral sex safer. Here are some tips!
Gay Teen Questions About Circumcision
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Are Teens Too Young to Be Gay, Lesbian,...
It is definitely possible for teens to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Some people are aware of a GLBT orientation from childhood. For others it is something that only emerges later in life.
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.
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!
What Are Islam's Views on Being Gay?
Like many religions, Islam's view on gay issues is complicated.
Gay Teen Dating Disasters
Have you ever been called by someone else's name during a romantic moment, or told by a crush who you thought was bisexual, that she's actually straight? If so, you're like many other GLBT teens who have suffered from some pretty embarrassing dating disasters!
"I Have an STD"
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