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Ellen Friedrichs

Updated Articles and Resources

By Ellen Friedrichs

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Will I Lose My Virginity from Frotting? Created: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A teen wants to know if frotting, or rubbing penises together, is a way to lose his virginity.
    • What Are the Signs That a Girl is a Lesbian? Created: Saturday, November 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A lot of people wonder how to tell if someone is a lesbian or what the signs are that a girl is a lesbian.
    • How Do Age of Consent Laws Affect Gay Teens? Created: Saturday, May 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • What Does it Mean to Be Heteroflexible? Created: Thursday, September 25, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Heteroflexible often refers to people who don't identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual but whom are open to same sex experiences.
    • I Have a Girlfriend But I Think I'm Gay. What Should I Do? Created: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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's So Scary About Being GLBT? Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      A lot of people are really uncomfortable with the idea that some people are attracted to the same sex or identify as a different gender than their sex.
    • GLBT Teens as Multiple Minorities Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Being a member of multiple minorities can create additional stresses for teens.
    • "Condomless" Sex to Replace "Unprotected Sex" Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it will to stop using the term "unprotected sex" to describe sex without condoms in future publications related to HIV / AIDS.
    • What is Sexual Orientation? Created: Saturday, July 14, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      Sexual orientation refers to who we are attracted to sexually and romantically.
    • HIV Transmission Between Female Sex Partners Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      The CDC reports a rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission through sex.
    • Mostly-Heterosexual Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Mostly-heterosexual is a term used to describe people who are usually attracted to the opposite gender but who are occasionally attracted to the same gender.
    • What Does it Mean to be Genderqueer Created: Friday, March 21, 2008 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      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.
    • GLBT Teens and Eating Disorders Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Recently, a study looked at the causes of eating disorders. It found that young people who were being bullied for being gay, lesbian or bisexual were more likely to develop this problem.
    • Can Eating Disorders Be Prevented? Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      It can be really hard to prevent eating disorders.
    • Fighting Transphobia Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Transphobia is an ongoing crisis.
    • What Gay Teens Think About Gay Marriage Created: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Even if they are too young to get married, gay teens have a lot of thoughts on the subject of same sex unions.
    • Which Equal Rights are Denied to Gay People? Created: Monday, February 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Learn which equal rights are still denied to gay people.
    • Same-Sex Marriage Created: Friday, February 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Same sex marriage isn't just a modern idea.
    • Should We All Be Fighting for Gay Marriage? Created: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      When the subject of gay rights comes up, most people assume that everyone in the GLBT community agrees that gay marriage is one of the most important issues. But some in the GLBT community do not believe that the fight for gay marriage is our most important issue.
    • Which American States Allow Gay Marriage? Created: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      A few years ago, the idea that even one American state would allow gay marriage seemed pretty far fetched. Today we have 17.
    • GLBT Youth in Foster Care Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014
      GLBT teens are disproportionately represented in foster care.
    • GLBT Parenting Created: Friday, February 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014
      There are many different ways GLBT folks can become parents
    • 6 Things Gay Teens Need to Know About Safe Sex Created: Monday, March 23, 2009 Updated: Friday, January 31, 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.
    • How Do You Get a Boyfriend? Created: Saturday, October 15, 2011 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      A lot of gay teens want to be in relationships and it is common for them to ask the question, "How can I get a boyfriend?" Here are some answers.
    • How Do I Know If I'm In Love? Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Information for gay teens wondering, "How do I know if I'm in love?"
    • Poor Body Image and GLBT Teens Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Many gay teens have a bad body image.
    • GLBT Youth in Small Towns, Suburbs and Rural Areas Created: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
      Being gay in a small town, doesn't have to mean you are isolated!
    • What is the Difference Between Love and Infatuation? Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014
      It can be hard for GLBT teens to know if they are in love or obsessed with a crush.
    • When Does a Fight With a Friend Mean the End of the Friendship? Created: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014
      Fighting with friends, doesn't need to end friendships, but it is important to determine when a fight crosses a line, and when friendships are and are not salvageable.
    • Communicating Via Text Message Created: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014
      Texting is a great for communicating certain things that don't need long conversations, but when it comes to having a serious conversation, tapping out messages can miss the mark.
    • Are Gay Men and Bisexuals Promiscuous? Created: Sunday, December 29, 2013 Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013
      Gay men and bisexuals might have a reputation for promiscuity but that does not reflect reality.
    • What is Slut Shaming? Created: Monday, December 16, 2013 Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013
      Judging someone for their real or perceived sexual activity is called slut shaming.

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