This is what it looks like when LGBTQ teens tell their own stories

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Young love is difficult for any teen to navigate, from decoding flirty texts to stealing kisses in high school hallways.

For queer youth, however, these universal hesitations and anxieties also come with the stigma of LGBTQ identity. Not only do queer teens have to worry about teachers scolding them for PDA, but they also fear judgment and ridicule from peers who may not accept their sexuality. 

A new video powerfully depicts what it’s like to be an LGBTQ teen finding new love — and why we need to empower at-risk teens to tell their own stories, and challenge media representation of queer lives. Read more…

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