Many gay teens worry about whether they will be accepted or rejected by their loved ones, or whether people will feel upset, angry, or disappointed in them. They might wonder if they did something to cause their child to be gay — but they shouldn't. If the Department of Education, under the leadership of Secretary Arne Duncan, continues to allow for this kind of political carelessness to go on at the state level, the country will continue to miss its best opportunity to reach many young people before it is too late. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study this week showing that one-quarter of all new HIV infections in were among adolescents and very young adults, with an estimated 1, new people between 13 and 24 years of age contracting the virus each month. He told his parents two years ago, but never expected to come out while at Brigham Young, where any exploration of his sexual identity could result in losing his chance to earn a degree. Social Justice. They may feel like they have to pretend to feel things that they don't in order to fit in.
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But these experiences, by themselves, do not necessarily mean that a teen is gay or straight. Most popular. Thinking back to that moment, Mr.
Though the CDC funded some specific initiatives for black gay men during the early years of the epidemic, the CDC only released a funding announcement for outside intervention programs for young men of color in -- 17 years into the epidemic.