Queerly Beloved

15 LGBTQ Teens Tell Us About The People Who Inspired Them to Come Out

I'm not crying, you're crying.
Sarah Burke

The Teen Refugees Starting Their Own Zine From a Squat in Greece

The Plaza Girls describe themselves as "anti-fascist and anti-patriarchy."
Jessica Bateman
pay inequality

The Gender Pay Gap Actually Starts When We’re 14

In her book, "The Cost of Being a Girl," Yasemin Besen-Cassino illustrates how pay inequality begins when we first enter the workforce.
Kimberly Lawson

A Letter to Teenage Boys, From Someone Who Used to Be One

Author and performer Jacob Tobia opens up about how growing up as a boy felt like being forced to sacrifice your softness and femininity.
Jacob Tobia
gun violence

Teen Parkland Survivors on Using Social Media to Change Society

Sarah Chadwick and Delaney Tarr survived their school's shooting. Now they're using Twitter to teach each other where adults have failed.
Diana Tourjée

Parents Battle for Custody to Stop Trans Son from Receiving Hormone Therapy

The 17-year-old, who currently lives with his grandparents, was told by medical professionals that he should start hormone therapy as soon as possible as part of his treatment for gender dysphoria.
Kimberly Lawson

How I Fight Sexism and Homophobia as a Teen 'Gender Ambassador'

Sixteen-year-old Rose Blanchard is one of the first students in the UK to receive official training to challenge stereotypes among her peers. She tells us why it's important for all teens to stand up to prejudice.
Rose Blanchard

Queer Girls Are 95 Percent More Likely to Be Punished at School Than Straight Girls, Study Finds

A new study examines the differences in school discipline for queer and straight students. While the study is not representative of the entire US population, it gives some new insight into the educational experience of queer girls today.
Kimberly Lawson
Teens Explain

Why Today's Teens Are More Likely Than Ever to Be Gender Nonconforming

"We finally have the tools to describe ourselves in our own way.”
Linda Yang

Gay Conversion Therapy Is Still Legal in 41 States

According to a new report, tens of thousands of teens will undergo the discredited practice before turning 18.
Kimberly Lawson

27 Percent of California Teens Are Gender Nonconforming

A new study of California youth found that more than one in four teens say their classmates view them as resisting dominant forms of gender expression.
Kimberly Lawson
reproductive rights

Tanzania Plans to Arrest Pregnant Girls and Take Them to Court

The regional commissioner in charge of the plan argued that it would make them less likely to have sex.
Sirin Kale