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…

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…