Best Mom Ever Writes Incredible Letter To 13-Year-Old Son After He Came Out (Photo)

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Arguably, the most important component in the survival of gay teens is the supportive parent. Here, a mother writes a wonderful letter to her newly ‘out’ young son.

Next Town Over Kid

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Mark Ward paints a chilling picture of parental abuse based on gender performance and implied sexual orientation.

Why The Person You Love Should Be Your Favorite Hello And Your Hardest Goodbye

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A dark, but realistic look at meeting ‘The One’. ‘Chick flick’ fans need not read.

Breaking Open

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Peter LaBerge writes tenderly about his grandfather and the mysterious powers that young boys sometimes attribute to their elders.

Dear 15 Year Old Self: Shower Naked in the Boys Locker Room Now

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And May the Force Be With You.

Engaging Future Activists Through Study Abroad Programs

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Travel to explore new cultures will change your life. Here’s a social entrepreneur using it to build leadership.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Learning to Live Better

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The movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story has a message that Christian Clifton needed to hear.

The 50 Things I Want My Son To Know

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A young writer shares what he’ll teach his future son.

Why The ‘N’ Word Is Cool To Black People (And No One Else)

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Simms Jr. explains why the N-word has been revered in black communities, and why everyone else has joined the party.

Hail Beavis, Hail Butt-head: Reflections on my Nerdy Youth

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A grown-up N.C. Harrison reflects on his nerdy boyhood.

Growing Number of States Moving Away from Juvenile Solitary Confinement

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Behold the landscape of juvenile solitary confinement, and how quickly it can change.

Young Man In a Post-Graduate Maelstrom

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Some resist. Twenty-two year old Jefferson Morris IV lets the swirling waters carry him where they may.

This 14-Year-Old Boy’s Mission Is To Help Kids Everywhere Play The Game Of Soccer (Video)

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An American teenager wants to change the world with his two passions, soccer and giving.

9-Year-Old Boy Challenges Neil deGrasse Tyson In Hilarious Debate (Video)

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The real life Reed Richards has an awesome exchange with a young fan.

Guns to Surpass Car Accidents as Leading Cause of Deaths Among Young People

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The United States has experienced a dramatic decline in violent crime over the last two decades, yet the rate of gun violence, particularly among young people, has barely moved.

Following Death of Autistic Child, U.S. Will Sponsor Optional Tracking Devices for Kids with Autism

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Following the death of Avonte Oquendo, a New York teen with severe autism, lawmakers look for a solution.