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    • 5 Ways LGBT Teen Couples Can Keep the Love Alive Created: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      LGBT teens often have a lot of outside challenges to deal with when trying to make a relationship work. Between parents and friends who don't support them, a world that may still tell them there is something wrong about loving whom they love, and possibly even having to hide the relationship altogether, dating can be tough stuff. So the last thing you need is to have serious problems in the relationship itself. Here's are 5 easy ways to make sure the relationship doesn't fizzle out before its time.
    • How to Talk to Your Parents Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      More and more teens are talking to parents about important issues in their lives including their sexual orientations and gender identities. Here are some tips for getting to that place!
    • All About Title IX Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Tile IX is a law that passed in 1972. It requires gender equality for boys and girls in any educational program that receives money from the federal government. In 2014, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, determined that the law also bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity, which many have seen as a way to offer greater protections to transgender students.
    • Are You Ready for Your First Lesbian Sex Experience? Created: Sunday, January 23, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Teen lesbians who are thinking about their first sexual experience with a female partner often have a lot of concerns.
    • I Don't Know What My Sexual Orientation is Created: Sunday, May 15, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      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.
    • How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Condoms? Created: Thursday, October 11, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
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    • Can You Get AIDS from Kissing? Created: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Teens often want to know if AIDS can be passed through kissing. In general, the answer is no.
    • Gay Teens Talk Christianity Created: Sunday, November 30, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      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." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Can I Turn My Crush Gay? Created: Monday, September 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      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.
    • What if My Parents Think I'm Too Young to Know I'm Bisexual? Created: Monday, October 10, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      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.
    • Can I Get an STD from a Hand Job? Created: Thursday, May 21, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      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 ca...
    • What LGBT Teens Should Know About Feminism Created: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      For a lot of teens, feminism is practically another "f-word," something that they don't want to be associated with. But feminism is an important ideology and one that more teens, both GLBT and hetero, might embrace if they had a clearer understanding of what it is and what it isn't.
    • In Many Ways, It's Never Been Easier to Be an LGBT Teen Than Today Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Despite very serious issues like LGBT teen homelessness, anti-gay bullying, substance use and continued HIV risk, I would argue that for a whole host of reasons, it is easier to be a queer teen today than it was at any other time.
    • Do You Care if Bands Are Homophobic or Sexist? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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!
    • Tegan and Sara: Twin Sister Singer Songwriters Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Information on the singer songwriters Tegan and Sara.
    • Does Anal Sex Hurt? Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Despite what many people think, anal sex does not have to hurt!
    • Is This a Healthy Relationship? Created: Sunday, October 07, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Signs of unhealthy gay teen relationships. Information and resources for GLBT young people." itemprop="description"> Monday, March 23, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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.
    • Should I Fight for My Long-Distance Relationship? Created: Sunday, January 15, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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.
    • Gay Teens and Older Partners Created: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • I'm a Lesbian & My Girlfriend Has No Sex Drive Created: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A teen wonders what to do about a partner who has no interest in sex.
    • Is Porn Sex Realistic? Created: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A gay teen wonders if porn sex is realistic. Typically, the answer is, no.
    • How to Get Sex Education in Your School Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Teens across the United States whose schools either don't teach sex education or which provide abstinence-only education are being denied important information about their sexuality. If you are in such a situation and want to effect serious change, check out these ideas for what you can do.
    • What Lesbian Teens Need to Know Created: Friday, November 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Wondering about your health, sex life, how to meet people or gay culture? This is the place for lesbian teens to find information!
    • Transsexual Created: Friday, March 27, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      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.
    • Why You Need LGBT Friends Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      There are a lot of benefits to having other queer friends for LGBT teens. Here's how to go about making some.
    • Gay Teen Dating & Relationships Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Gay teen dating and relationship information, tips and FAQ's you don't want to miss!
    • What Makes Someone a Lesbian? Created: Friday, November 28, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      There are no definite conclusions as to what makes a woman a lesbian, but there are a lot of different suggestions.
    • Gay Teen Dating Created: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      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 Can I Get Over My Straight Crush? Created: Monday, April 23, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Having a straight crush is really common, but also really unlikely to pan out into anything romantic. Here is how to get over a straight crush and move on.
    • I'm a Gay Teen Who Needs Flirting Tips Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      A gay teen wonders how he can learn the art of flirting.
    • Five Types of Straight Crushes Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.

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