Gay Teens More Likely To Take Risks Than Their Straight Peers

A new study has found that gay and bisexual teens are more likely to engage in risky behavior than their straight counterparts. A possible culprit: bullying. » 6/06/11 12:05pm 6/06/11 12:05pm

Summer Camp Gives Gay Christian Teens A Chance To Be Themselves

Many Christian groups — and Christian universities — aren't accepting of gay students. But one summer camp teaches LGBT youth that their sexual orientation can be compatible with their religion. » 3/10/11 6:00pm 3/10/11 6:00pm

Lesbian Teens Win Fight To Walk Together In Royalty Court

A Minneapolis school district tried to prevent two female students from walking hand in hand in a pep rally's royalty court — but then they changed their minds. Result: cheers and standing ovations for the pair. » 2/03/11 9:35am 2/03/11 9:35am

South Carolina School Board Drastically Tries To Eliminate Gay Straight…

After some complaints about the Gay Straight Alliance at a South Carolina high school, the school district tried to ban all non-academic clubs. Luckily, they failed. » 2/02/11 1:40pm 2/02/11 1:40pm

The Most Courageous Coming Out Speech You'll See This Year

Kayla is a senior at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, California. Last week, during an all-school assembly on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Kayla came out as a lesbian to her peers. Here is her courageous, inspiring speech. » 1/24/11 5:14pm 1/24/11 5:14pm

Happy Gay Teens Are Worth Studying Too

Last year's tragic suicides and the It Gets Better Project have spawned a sort of backlash, with some experts saying life for many gay kids is already better. But the truth may be that we just don't know. » 1/04/11 2:53pm 1/04/11 2:53pm

Gay Teens Face Harsher Reprimands, Punishment

A new study may have uncovered a little-known form of discrimination: gay teens are more likely than straight kids to be punished by schools and police. And girls are especially at risk. » 12/06/10 1:12pm 12/06/10 1:12pm

A Southern Lesbian Tells Her Story

We Are the Youth is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of LGBT youth in the United States. This is the story of Audri, a fifteen-year-old from Mississippi who identifies as a butch lesbian. » 11/19/10 12:36pm 11/19/10 12:36pm

School Keeps Gay Teens From Graduating (Updated)

Students at an Oklahoma high school say administrators have discouraged them from graduating — and even kicked them out — because of their sexual orientation. » 11/18/10 9:35am 11/18/10 9:35am

School Lets Kids Wear "Straight Pride" Shirts

Students at an Illinois high school wore "Straight Pride" shirts to school Monday, with a Bible quote that recommended punishing homosexuality with death. The kids weren't disciplined — because the school says it was a "teachable moment." » 11/12/10 6:03pm 11/12/10 6:03pm

Constance McMillen Responds To Gay Suicides

Constance McMillen, whose school barred her from bringing a female date to the prom, says when she heard about the suicides of gay teens Seth Walsh and Tyler Clementi, "I was so upset about this that I could not sleep." » 11/05/10 4:39pm 11/05/10 4:39pm

Students Wear Purple Today To Support Gay Teens

Students across the country will be wearing purple today in memory of gay teens who have taken their own lives in recent months, and in support of those struggling with bullying. » 10/20/10 12:11pm 10/20/10 12:11pm

Oklahoma Teen Commits Suicide After Homophobic Meeting

The latest in a string of tragic suicides by gay youth, Zach Harrington ended his life after hearing anti-gay rhetoric at a City Council meeting. » 10/11/10 4:00pm 10/11/10 4:00pm

Awesome Video Project Shows Gay Youth "It Gets Better"

Although Dan Savage's "Masturbate to Christine O'Donnell Day" is a questionable idea, we love his It Gets Better Project, in which he reaches out to LGBT kids to "show them what the future may hold in store for them." » 9/23/10 6:08pm 9/23/10 6:08pm

Library Pulls Queer Anthology, Leaves Joy Of Sex

A New Jersey mom (and Glenn Beck supporter) has successfully gotten Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology removed from a public library — because, of course, gay sex is "obscene." » 8/06/10 12:30pm 8/06/10 12:30pm

Gay Teen Can Go To Prom, But He Can't Go Home

Derrick Martin, whose school (unlike Constance McMillen's) will allow him to take his boyfriend to prom, has been kicked out of the house by his parents "because of the media attention." They could learn something from Constance's awesome granny. [Macon.com] » 3/24/10 3:30pm 3/24/10 3:30pm

"I'm Fighting For Prom For Everybody Now": Teen Calls Out School On…

Constance McMillen, whose school canceled its prom when she asked to bring her girlfriend, appeared on MSNBC today, and CBS, and CNN. Her rising public profile has brought more support — and criticism. » 3/12/10 6:00pm 3/12/10 6:00pm

Would-Be Lesbian Prom Date Has Friends In ACLU, Roger Ebert

The Mississippi student whose prom was canceled in response to her request to bring her girlfriend is back at school today. She's gotten some dirty looks, but also support — from none other than Roger Ebert! » 3/11/10 5:00pm 3/11/10 5:00pm

The Parent Trap

In this funny-sad video, "Dr. Oscar Milde, Professor of Kidstodayology" offers tips for gay kids to hide their sexual orientation from their parents. Caught making out with your girlfriend? You were just "pretending Julia was a boy." [BoingBoing] » 10/30/09 1:40pm 10/30/09 1:40pm