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Devery Jacobs didn't have the 'option to be in the closet' — and she didn't want it

The Reservation Dogs and American Gods actor has a message for queer Indigenous youth.

LGBTQ+ Gen Z youth don't feel safe at school: 'A place of dread rather than a place of learning'

52 percent of LGBTQ+ Gen Z students have experienced bullying because of their identity, with 13 percent reporting that they were bullied by teachers or administrative staff.

Photographer Mike Ruiz's newest project showcases LGBTQ+ success through portraits

Photographer Mike Ruiz is celebrating the success stories of the nation's largest LGBTQ+ homeless shelter, the Ali Forney Center.

LGBTQ+ youth with firearms in their homes are more likely to consider suicide: report

As mass shootings weigh on LGBTQ+ young people, those who have a firearm in their home reported higher rates of considering and attempting suicide.

Adult LGBTQ+ role models are instrumental to queer youth's mental health. Here's how

Two-thirds of LGBTQ+ young people (67 percent) report having at least one older LGBTQ+ adult role model in their day-to-day lives. Here's why that's important.

Watch Sherry Cola passionately defend LGBTQ+ youth: 'Queerness is such a superpower' (exclusive)

The Joy Ride and Good Trouble star got emotional while talking to The Advocate about coming out and the new GLAAD campaign #ProtectThisKid.

Wilson Cruz aims to 'change minds and hearts' with new docuseries about queer Mormon teens

The six-episode series, Not Part of the Plan, spans across two years, following four young members of Utah’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Anti-LGBTQ+ laws lead to 'public health crisis' with higher suicide rates among queer youth

Ninety percent of LGBTQ+ youth said their well-being has been negatively impacted by recent politics, according to a new survey from The Trevor Project.

Forced outing leads to high depression rates among LGBTQ+ youth, yet legislation persists

Eleven states currently either mandate or "promote" the forced outing of LGBTQ+ students, despite the proven harm to their health.

A youth's call to action on this Day of NO Silence

The Day of NO Silence emerges as a powerful call to action, transforming a day of quiet solidarity into a loud, unapologetic movement against the ongoing discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ youths in schools.

Sam Altman on AI, queerness, and being grateful for the journey he’s on (exclusive)

In an interview with The Advocate, the “it” CEO of the global business world opens up about being an AI revolutionary, his journey as a gay man, and his hopes for the future.

Less GOP and more LGBT — Gen Z is more likely to be queer than Republican, survey reveals

Members of Gen Z are more likely to be LGBTQ+ than they are to identify as Republican or as white Christians, according to a new survey from PRRI.

Philadelphia's Transgiving Offers an Inclusive Celebration to Let People Be Their Authentic Selves

Local LGBTQ+ group GALAEI served ziti and hospitality to guests the week before Thanksgiving.

​Florida Bill Could Restrict All LGBTQ+ Nonprofits

The proposal would stop any contractor or organization receiving state funds from activity that considers individuals gender identity or sexual orientation.

Sometimes I Feel Like I Live in Two Different Worlds

On Spirit Day, Rebekah Bruesehoff, a 16-year-old author and activist talks about her history of advocating for the rights and safety of transgender young people since the age of 10.

Hetrick-Martin Institute Brings in Big Names to Help Marginalized Queer Youth

The organization is holding a special fundraiser in the Hamptons on July 15.

Queer Youth 'Slay The Runway' in Fashion Workshop Catered to LGBTQ+ Teens

The two-week workshop ends with a fashion show featuring the teens' designs.

LGBTQ+ Youth Often Come Out on a Dating App First, Tinder Study Finds

Tinder has also unveiled new profile stickers for queer users and allies.

Queer Youth Negatively Affected by Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws, Debates: Trevor Project Poll

From attacks on LGBTQ+ spaces to threats to drag shows, LGBTQ+ are watching and are being affected by current events in the U.S.