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Rainbow Summits Project: Raising Awareness About LGBT Youth In Distress

I stood up and looked into the darkness. Somewhere beyond the small circle of light illuminated by my headlamp was my destination, the summit of Mount Everest, my sixth ascent of the “Seven Summits” — the highest mountain on each continent. It meant I was now very close, just one mountain away, More >

Helping a Child to Come Out

Parents aren’t blind, and the clues are often there. Some research suggests that sexual orientation can show itself even at 3 years old. In our family, by the time our youngest son came out at 13, my wife and I had long progressed from inkling to conviction. A toddler who wore a feather boa around More >

Education Policy Overhaul Aims to Protect Gay Students

A bill to alter America’s education system was introduced in the Senate Tuesday, and it includes ways to protect LGBT students from harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

A proposal to overhaul current education policy was introduced Tuesday, and the 1,150-page document includes language to bar More >

When Teachers Tell Students “I’m Gay”

It began as a classroom discussion about families. First-graders at the Burr Elementary School in Newton, Massachusetts, asked teacher David Gaita whom he lives with. According to press accounts of the exchange, Gaita told the children that he is gay, and that he lives with a partner, “someone you More >

Gay teens find Internet fame, acceptance

CARMEL, N.Y. — High school students designated the “cutest couple” in their yearbook’s senior superlatives, sparking international attention for the gay teens, are basking in the whirlwind of publicity they have received.

Hours away from their senior prom Monday, Carmel High School students Bradley More >

The First Ali Forney Center Resident Graduates Law School

by Carl Siciliano

Last weekend I found myself in a gym in Portland, Oregon with tears streaming down my face. I was at Lewis & Clark Law School, at the graduation ceremony of Ksen Pallegedara, one of the first young people ever to stay at the Ali Forney Center. As I saw Ksen walk by in his cap and More >

Indiana LGBT Youth Group Win Legal Battle To Sell License Plates

The Indiana Youth Group, an LGBT youth support group, is celebrating a big win after a judge ordered their specialty license plates to be reinstated after they were halted last year for dubious reasons.

From the IYG press release:

“The revenue generated from license plate sales is crucial for More >

WATCH: NASA releases “It Gets Better” video

Originally posted 2013-05-31 11:12:24.

Coming Out As A Gay High School Athlete

I’m gay. And I play sports.

Yet in my hick-filled town in Alberta, Canada, my best friends, teammates, and my brothers on the ice and field tell me that gay guys can’t play sports.

I don’t blame them for their ignorance because until I build up the courage to walk out of the closet with my head More >

My Friend Says He Is Gay, What Should I Do?

The first thing you need to do is take a step back from your feelings of shock and confusion and try to see things rationally. This is easier than it sounds, but it is not impossible. Being homosexual in modern Western culture carries with it a great deal of social taboo and ostracization. It is More >

Why Are So Many Gay Teens Depressed?

Too often, hostile environments at school and at home make gay and lesbian adolescents depressed. Here’s how teens in the LGBT scene can find the emotional support they need.

Life is stressful for any teenager — there’s homework, after-school activities, and that all-important social scene to More >

Finding A Gay Teen Community In Your Area

Being a teenager isn’t easy and being a gay teen is even more difficult. It is often harder than being a straight teen because of the stigma many still attach to being gay as well as the teen often having a feeling of being alone, not knowing where to turn for support, and the social issues More >

WATCH: How To Be Gay In High School

High school can be a battlefield for many teens, particularly if you’re gay.

Now, however, video blogger David Levitz, who reveals that he came out at age 11, offers his tips on how to survive high school if you’re gay on his “Stories of a Star” blog.

Levitz, who calls the four years of high school More >

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