Northern Ireland and LGBT Rights

It’s commonplace to find equal marriage within the Western world today with countries such as the USA, France and the United Kingdom all adopting it, or so it would seem. Within the United Kingdom the issue of marriage is devolved for both Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means that their own local government legislates marriage. The legislation…

How I realized I was Transgender

What is Transgender? Transgender is when you indentify with a gender other than the one you were born with. This is an umbrella term for non-binary people and for transsexuals. Most of the time if someone says transgender they are referring to transsexuals who identify as the opposite gender than they were born as, such…

The Search for a Gender-Neutral Pronoun

With the recent growth of the non-binary community and those just generally in favor of gender-neutral language, many have brought up a very specific area in which English is lacking: a gender-neutral, third person singular pronoun. Of course the most common option at the moment is “they”, which also serves the gender-neutral third person plural, but…

Theresa May’s Embodiment of the Political LGBT Shift

Following Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom’s decision to quit the race for leader of the UK Conservative Party, Home Secretary Theresa May is set to be the next Prime Minister and may perhaps succeed David Cameron within the next few days. While May is an arguably much better choice for LGBT+ individuals in the UK than Leadsom…

A Battle Inside My Mind: A Personal Story

I grew up in a Christian home, with a brother and sister, and both my parents. Growing up my whole family had a great relationship, though constant bickering between sibling was quite normal (as per most families). I remember almost everyday growing up being called “Gay” or “Fag” by one of my two siblings. Although…

What does Brexit mean for LGBT+ people?

Before Britain went to the polls to decide whether it should leave the European Union, interventions came flooding in from politicians, lawyers and activists warning that a ‘leave’ vote would set back LGBT+ rights. It was pointed out that the EU has intervened in the past in ensuring anti-LGBT+ laws were repealed and new protections…

Welcome to OutTeen

Hello and welcome to OutTeen Magazine! A collection of fantastic young, LGBT+ writers and enthusiasts, OutTeen Magazine will be a blog with regularly PDF magazine editions designed to focus on the affairs of LGBT+ youth, encompassing topics ranging from LGBT news, to gaming, and more. Our team over the next few days will begin to…