Youth Voices by one•n•ten’s Youth Advisory Council is an online blog for LGBTQ+ youth by LGBTQ+ youth. Youth Voices exists to share the perspective of the world from the eyes of today’s queer youth through various forms of media. We hope you enjoy your stay.

How to Qualify for Disability Benefits

By: Rachel Gaffney How to Qualify for Disability Benefits How to Qualify For Disability Benefits When Turning 18 Your 18th birthday is one of the biggest milestones in your life […]

Shattering the Rainbow Ceiling

By: Robbie Cabral Shattering the Rainbow Ceiling I was seventeen when Michael Sam came out right before he was drafted by the then St. Louis Rams. The massive media storm […]

Stepping up to the plate

By: Robbie Cabral Stepping up to the plate The Arizona Diamondbacks have been a Phoenix staple ever since they came on the scene in 1998. Within the last 22 years [...]

LGBTQ+ Online Discourse and How it Harms an Already Vulnerable Community

By: Landis Swaffar LGBTQ+ Online Discourse and How it Harms an Already Vulnerable Community Online discourse is a fairly common term among the social-media-driven world of today. By definition, discourse [...]

Autistic, Trans, and Left Behind

By Apollo Eliott  Autistic, Trans, and Left Behind  Growing up both Transgender and Autistic (and not knowing I was either), I was always the odd man out, I didn’t have [...]

LGBTQ Game Reviews: Celeste

By: Artemis Lilith LGBTQ Game Reviews: Celeste Developer: Extremely Ok Games Overview Celeste is an indie platformer following Madeline climbing Celeste Mountain meeting both friend and a foe in the [...]

Disabled and Trans: Learning to Navigate My Intersectionality

By: Landis Swaffar It took me a while, and a lot of work, to come to terms with my non-binary trans identity. I had to look deep within myself and [...]

Angry, Young, and Punk. What draws so many queer youth to punk rock and the counterculture?

By: Apollo Eliott I started my sophomore year of high school in august of 2013, not long after the supreme court decision in United States v. Windsor ruled the federal [...]

Art Spotlight: Adrian Paulon

By: Adrian Paulon As a young gay artist, I often focus my art around rainbows. I started the piece by blending each color with the previous one. After all the [...]