There are still a lot of questions that can remain for LGBT youths and just because you’re feeling 100% certain about your inclinations doesn’t mean all your peers feel that way.Don’t shame anyone who's still trying to figure it out, and don’t try to force labels on anyone who isn’t yet sure where they fit on the sexuality spectrum.If a partner ever makes you choose between them and your friends, choose your friends.A partner who doesn’t want to know the people who are important to you, doesn’t really want to know you.less Know how to protect yourself Think STDs are something that won’t touch you because you and your partner are young? If you make the decision to become sexually active (something everyone does on their own schedule), it is your responsibility to protect yourself. If you’re not comfortable asking these kinds of questions, then you're probably not read to have sex.If your school or community doesn’t have safe sex resources available, the Center for Disease Control website remains a great place to get clear tips. less Get advice from someone older and wiser If you have the opportunity to get advice from a trusted older and wiser LGBT friend or family member, take it.There’s nothing less appealing than pawing your special someone in view of their parents (or yours).
One of the coolest things about being gay is that it's easier to turn ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends into lifelong friends.In the years I’ve spent dating, my friends have remained steadfast and consistent support and, if you play your cards right, so can yours.less Hands off your partner in front of the family This goes for all teens gay, straight, bi, etc.I know the male hormone situation can put you into overdrive pretty quickly. Rushing into sex (especially your first time) can have consequences, and I’m not just talking STDs. One of the cool things about being gay is that you’re in a perfect position to not buy into the sexual commodification notch-on-your-gunbelt mentality that can pervade macho sexual culture.Dating is not a race to see who can get their clothes off first or to see how many partners you can rack up before graduation.