Teen dating for gay teens
Unfortunately, just because you are supposedly protected from adults on these apps (and remember someone can easily post a fake photo of a kid and lie about their age) doesn’t mean you are protected from the snares of the internet. We found the most significant LGBT bullying statistics at NOBullying.There is also a relevant study provided by GLSEN(Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) that identifies the two biggest reasons for bullying the members of the LGBT community is their appearance and sexual orientations or gender identity. Thanks GLSEN for the terrible news that teenagers are basically awful to each other.Yet the idea that a gay app could also be youth-friendly is innovative, and the 12 i Tunes approval definitely places it in a different league from its randier counterparts. Of course, any gay app will always be compared to the queen of them all, so CEO Michael Belkin isn’t shying away from the Grindr comparisons, at least negative ones.In an interview, he states that he launched because he was “disgusted by the tasteless torsos and imagery on gay social sites and apps.” Hmmm.
You don’t even have to go to your nearest LGBTQ center for a youth dance or event.
Part of safe sex is being able to talk to your partner about your history and practices. There are some questions you might feel more comfortable asking someone who’s been there and can speak to their own experiences. Check and see if your community has a program like the True Colors mentorship or The San Francisco Center’s peer support and mentoring workshops.
These can be big questions (Am I ready to be exclusive with my partner? less Beware of strangers with candy This applies to all gay teens but, again, I’m looking directly at you, gay young men.
I know I previously said it’s a good idea to seek out trusted LGBT adults when you have questions, but it’s also a good idea to be suspicious of any adult who gives you attention that feels a little too…
let’s just say “intimate.” As you get older and more experienced, you’ll be able to spot the users and the abusers more easily, but when you’re young you can be a much easier target for adults with less than honorable intentions.