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Roughly a Fourth of Gay Teens are Homeless

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Roughly 25 percent of gay and lesbian teenagers are homeless.
Compare that with only 3 percent of heterosexual teens, and you get the bleak picture painted by a study coming out of Children's Hospital in Boston....
Study paints a bleak picture of life as a gay teenager.

Anti-Prom Offers No Tuxedos and No Judgment

Anti-Prom was held at the main branch of the New York Public Library on June 3. Credit: AP
Were you one of those kids too nerdy or too cool to go to the prom? Did you loathe the very idea of the end-of-year dance?
Imagine spending...
New York Public Library provides a prom for kids who hate prom.

Gay Teens Engage in Destructive Behavior, CDC Reports

Gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers are more likely to engage in self-destructive behavior. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Being a gay teenager can often be anything but gay.
Gay teenagers are routinely harassed, bullied and ostracized,...
Bullying, social isolation and emotional conflict drive gay teens to drinking, drugs and other negative behaviors.

Life a Little Better for Some Gay Teens this Prom Season

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What if Barbie doesn't want to go to the prom with Ken? What if she would rather go with Midge?
And what about Ken? Maybe he wants to go with Blaine, now that Blaine and Barbie have ended their brief dalliance...
Acceptance of same-sex prom dates varies from school to school.

Gay and Lesbian Students Urging Congress to Take Stand Against Bullying

More and more teens are taking the cause to stop gay bullying to Congress.
School bullies across the land might want to start collecting stamps or find some other new hobby.
Their gay and lesbian victims are coming out of their...
Gay and lesbian students fighting back with legislation and lawsuits.

'Born This Way' Blog Out to Show Being Gay Is Not a Choice

Photos from the Born This Way blog include stories from gay adults. Photos courtesy Bornthiswayblog.com Lady Gaga's recent Grammy performance of "Born This Way" may not have fans attempting to hatch from giant eggs, but it has inspired...Blogger wants to show struggling gay teens that life will get better.

Gay Teens Receive Harsher Penalties From Schools, Law Enforcement, Study Reveals

A study has found that U.S. gay and lesbian teens -- especially girls -- are more likely to be punished by schools and the criminal justice system. Credit: Getty
During a year when gay bullying and suicides are increasingly gaining media...
Lesbian teens are particularly at risk for unequal treatment from schools and the criminal justice system.

Openly Gay Texas Politician Tells Teens It Gets Better

Out of tragedy often comes great beauty. While no one is rejoicing over a recent, devastating spate of teen suicides related to bullying and homophobia, out of the ashes has come an openness and vulnerability rarely seen in our society. Take this...While no one is rejoicing over a recent, devastating spate of teen suicides related to bullying and homophobia, out of the ashes has come an openness and vulnerability rarely seen in our society.

Obama Shocked, Saddened by Youth Suicides

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said he was "shocked and saddened" by the recent suicides of several young people who were bullied and taunted for being gay. "As a parent of two daughters, it breaks my heart. It's something that just...The president said it's time for Americans to dispel the myth that bullying is "just a normal rite of passage."

Dan Savage to LGBT Teens: 'It Gets Better'

Sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage is sending a message to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens: It will get better, really! Savage has launched the It Gets Better Project, a campaign on YouTube that's meant to assure young...Sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage is sending a message to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens: It will get better, really!

Half of Youth Who ID as LGBT Say They're Bullied Online

More than half the nation's nonheterosexual kids are victims of cyberbullying, often with devastating emotional effects. An online survey conducted by researchers at Iowa State University showed that 54 percent of nonheterosexual youth are...

Gay Teens Have Higher Pregnancy Risk

Contrary to what may seem logical, a new study has found that gay teens are more likely to get pregnant or father a child than their heterosexual peers. The findings, culled from adolescent health surveys conducted in British Columbia schools in...

Teen Talk: dealing with sexual orientation

I often have the feeling that the longer I stay at this mothering gig, the harder and more complicated it becomes. This is even more the case when it comes to parenting a teenager. When my teen, Loren, was a toddler, I worried about his physical...

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