Moving Forward: Gay Pride
"Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies." ~ Robert Kennedy.
by Paul Yee
When young immigrant Ray Liu's father discovers he has been cruising gay websites he is kicked out of the family home.
Understanding your civil rights
by Russell Kootz & David Seidman
Learn about and understand your civil rights as an American.
The house you pass on the way
by Jacqueline Woodson
14 year-old Staggerlee, the daughter of a racially mixed marriage, spends a summer with her cousin Trout, & begins to question her sexuality.
Two boys kissing
by David Levithan
A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens.
Gay power! : the Stonewall Riots and the gay rights movement, 1969
by Betsy Kuhn
Explore the decades of discrimination and abuse that gay people endured in earlier eras.
by Rachel Gold
When Emily tries telling people that she is really Emily, and not Christopher, no one listens…until new friends come into her life.
by Malinda Lo
When teens Reese and David are kidnapped after revealing that they were adapted with alien DNA.
by Ellen Wittlinger
A transgendered high school student, Grady yearns for acceptance by his classmates and family.
by Lisa Keen
Sex : legal and not -- Pleading the first -- The powers of assembly --Protecting your privacy, and more.
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I am a Gay Teen in High school
TIME Magazine Celebrates Transexualism
Laverne Cox, an Orange is The New Black actor, graces the magazine cover in a special that looks at progress in gay rights.
Understanding Your Gay Teen
An article you can share with your parents to help them gain understanding about experiences of being gay.
Heritage of Pride
Photographic timeline of gay rights in NYC.
Lambda Legal: Know Your Rights: Proms, Dances & Dating
You have the right to safely bring a same-sex date to prom.
LGBT Community Center National History Archive
This archive includes photography, personal journals, radio and video clips and news clippings from the lives of LGBT people.
Teen Ink: Legalizing Gay Marriage
A teen gives her thoughts on gay marriage.
Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-questioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies
A recent list of highly readable books for teens with GLBTQ characters.
Gay, Lesbian, Bi Relationships are okay
Statistics You Should Know About Gay & Transgender Students
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The parade begins at 44th Street and goes up Fifth Avenue.
Human Rights Films, June 12-22
Compelling films from around the world about truth, justice, accountability, and human dignity at Lincoln Center.
NYC Pride, June 24-29
Check out NYC Pride week line-up.
features artists, entertainment, and craft demonstrations in tents outside the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.