Today there's another sad reminder that for many homosexual teens, the risks of coming out go beyond getting bullied or angering their parents. An evangelical Christian high school has expelled a 15-year-old girl for saying she's bisexual on Facebook.
A troubling report in Pediatrics confirms what you may already suspect: gay teens attempt suicide more often in politically conservative areas where schools don't have programs supporting gay rights.
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.
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.
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.
Several recent incidents at schools around the country raise the question: why do we treat homophobia like it's an opinion worth respecting?