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Study: Steroid use much higher among gay and bisexual teen boys

Monday, February 3, 2014
CHICAGO -- Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that points up a need to reach out to this group, researchers say.

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Transgender teen crowned Homecoming Queen at Calif. high school

Saturday, September 21, 2013
KNBC-TVCassidy Lynn Campbell
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- A transgender student made history Friday night when she was elected crowned homecoming queen at an Orange County, Calif. high school.

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Report: LGBT youth face higher rate of dating abuse than straight peers

Friday, September 6, 2013
LGBT teenagers are at much greater risk of dating abuse than their heterosexual counterparts, with transgender teens especially vulnerable to victimization, according to a report issued Friday by the Urban Institute.

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‘Cutest couple’ at New York high school is two boys

Monday, June 3, 2013
CARMEL, N.Y. — The duo voted "cutest couple" in the senior class at a suburban New York high school say they're getting teased about it - but not because they're both boys.

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Boy Scout councils weigh options as fallout continues over repeal of gay ban

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
DALLAS -- Fallout continues after the Boy Scouts of America voted last week to open its ranks to openly gay youth.

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‘Thank you for standing up for me’

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Last week, the Boy Scouts of America took its first step in ending decades of wrongs against its own youth members, myself once included. When I was fourteen years old, I was faced with an impossible, scary and irrational choice: “If you choose to live that lifestyle, you’re choosing not to be a Boy Scout.” My dismissal from Boy Scouts was the very first time I was forced to stare down outright discrimination. It came at an all-too-young age...

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‘Boy or Girl?’ Gender identity a new challenge for schools

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It's a societal norm, an expectation even, that you just are what you are born — a boy or a girl...

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Teen medical ban could threaten gay youth, say advocates

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill restricting teenagers’ access to medical and mental health care initially scheduled to be voted on in the North Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday was taken off the calendar and sent back to the Judiciary Committee.

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Transgender student switched from Prom ‘King’ ballot to Prom ‘Queen’ ballot

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Issak Wolfe
YORK, Pa. -- Prom court voting is over, and with prom night just days away, one senior at Red Lion Area Senior High School in York, Pa., is angry over an arbitrary decision by the school's principal that left him excluded from the prom court election.

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‘The Language of Love’ — a delicate take on first love and awakening sexuality

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A new short film written and performed by Kim Ho tells the story of a 17-year-old gay teen who struggles to find the words to be true to himself… and his best friend -- a story that captures the feelings and emotions of gay kids who often feel alone and isolated because of their sexual orientation.

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