PrEP Decision Is Game-changing — But It’s Not Over Yet

Having turned down provision of PrEP — a preventative HIV drug — last year, NHS England was today defeated in the High Court, which ruled that NHSE is responsible for funding the treatment. This decision was hailed by campaigners as a huge success for the health of people with high risk of HIV — disproportionately men who have sex with men — however…

You Don’t Need to Come Out

It’s one of the biggest concerns of LGBT+ individuals, especially youth. When will I tell them? How will I tell them? There is so much pressure from both society and the media to immediately tell everyone that you aren’t straight or cis, as soon as you realize that you aren’t. However, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have…

G.B.F. and the Closet

A few weeks back,  as my friends and I were flipping through the LGBT section of Netflix, the basement dark except for the glow of the TV and surrounded by more junk food than was humanly possible for four people to consume in one night, we stumbled upon the movie G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) It…

Why I Love Being Gay

I’m a writer, a student, a hobbyist photographer, a political aficionado, a runner, a reader, an editor, and a very ambitious and passionate person, and yet above it all I feel as though the label that sometimes defines me most is “gay”. It’s hard to go longer than an hour around a group of my friends without…

Why Representation Is Important

In the rare event that an LGBT+ character is added into a show, game, or movie, it is inevitable that controversy will arise. Naysayers are quick to question how appropriate it may be that children are exposed to a gay or lesbian individual, or why “everything must be gay now”. There is an answer to…

The Acronym Conundrum

Recently there has been some debate of which acronym is “proper” for the LGBT+ community.  With so many new or lesser-known acronyms, how is one supposed to know what they are and what they mean?  Below is a list of the most popular ones I could find.  LGBT: (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender )  – This is well…

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…

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…