Growing Up Hayden


We’ve named our blog, Growing Up Hayden because we feel it’s a testament to what it is to live in the now, in a world where the LGBT community is fighting for acceptance and equality.  Our content is focused on all aspects of what it is to live, love and thrive in what’s still a very judgmental world.  Growing Up Hayden is a live narrative that we hope will continue to illustrate positive changes and a more and more loving, open and welcoming world.

Too Cool for School ?

Bye bye fun, get your homework done,
you better be in bed by ten, it’s back to school again!

Love it or hate it, school is a rite of passage for all. However the educational environment is tougher for our LGBT youth. GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) states that an LGBT high school student will hear, on average, twenty-six slurs a day.

From pre-school to college, we want to know what schools are LGBT friendly and not so friendly. Check out a sampling of our education reviews below. Submit a review today to help our LGBT individuals and families with their school choices.

Click here and submit a back to school review!

“Tell Us Tuesday:” Heyyy y’all Nashville is coming out!

  “I admire this town a lot. They take care of their own. There’s not a lot of places in the world, much less America, that do that. It’s just a great place.”

-Justin Timberlake

Nashville is HL’s newest city on the list! We want to know what businesses in Nashville are LGBT friendly and not so friendly. Check out our Nashville page here. Let’s do as JT suggests and take care of our own. 

Click here and submit a Nashville review!

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Tell Us Tuesday: Free HL Sticker!

It’s Tell Us Tuesday here at Hayden’s List!

Last week, we gave-away a t-shirt, this week, everyone is a winner!

Submit a review and tell us how you spend Memorial Day; is it at a local LGBT-friendly park, resort or hotel?
Is there a vendor you use to help celebrate Memorial Day and kick-off the start of summer? Tell us about them!

All reviews entered before next Tuesday, May 26th, will automatically receive one of our new HL stickers!
Check them out below. Seriously, who doesn’t want one of these?






Tell Us Tuesday: Wild Card Week + a free prize!

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It’s Tell Us Tuesday here at Hayden’s List and this week we are giving away a free prize to a lucky reviewer! All reviews entered by 5pm EST will be entered to win this beautiful LOVE shirt, courtesy of our friends at ‘The Change Project’.

So now’s your chance, the more reviews you enter, the greater your chance to win!

Review here!

Tell Us Tuesday: Cinco de Mayo!


It’s Cinco de Mayo and we’re celebrating all things Mexican!

Who in your neighborhood serves the best, most LGBT-friendly margarita?
Or do you have a favorite Mexican LGBT-friendly resort?

Leave a review and tell the Hayden’s List community.