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At what age a doctor could consider hormone therapy for someone?

At what age a doctor could consider hormone therapy for someone?

Question asked by Gail (41 years old woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on July 27, 2007 by

Sorted in Questions, Transition, Transsexuality

Hi Gail, Thank you for writing to AlterHeros. To answer your question, it depends of which country you are living in, your child's situation and the doctor you will see. In some countries, you have to see a psychiatrist to have hormone therapy for gender issues. Did your child already see ... Read more.
I am worried that I may be transsexual.

I am worried that I may be transsexual.

Question asked by tom skiggs (17 years old questioning man from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on June 7, 2007 by

Sorted in Questions

Hi Tom, Thank you for writing to AlterHeros. I understand that you are questioning yourself about your gender identity. Sexual orientation is not necessarily a sign of transsexualism. Sexual orientation and gender identity are different and not connected. A transsexual woman (male to female) can be lesbian and a transsexual man (female ... Read more.
Will this site  help me to find a partner?

Will this site help me to find a partner?

Question asked by payal (26 years old homosexual woman from India, India)

Question answered on June 7, 2007 by

Sorted in Dating, Questions, Zoom on AlterHeros

Hi Payal, Unfortunately for you, not really! AlterHeros is a community organization that provides several services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer (GLBTTQ) and questioning youth. AlterHeros' volunteers wrote articles on different topics and provide a GLBTTQ events calendar. There's also a member section (AlterHeros Zone), a resources list and ... Read more.
I am a teacher and students use homophobic language. What kind of approaches should be effective to make them realize that homophobia can harm others

I am a teacher and students use homophobic language. What kind of approaches should be effective to make them realize that homophobia can harm others

Question asked by Brian Paris (49 years old heterosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on May 15, 2007 by

Sorted in Creating a safe school environment, Ways to reaching out, Questions

Thanks for writing to AlterHeros. I'm glad to know you are concerned with your students' homophobic talks. Unfortunately, some teachers aren't at all; some are even telling homophobic jokes in their classes! You wrote in your question that you are reacting to your student's talks and that you tried to explain ... Read more.
I disagree with one of your answers

I disagree with one of your answers

Question asked by Ricardo (24 years old heterosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on April 25, 2007 by

Sorted in Misconceptions & Clichés, Questions

Hi Ricardo, I understand your comment, but I think you maybe didn't understand the sense of my answer or I didn't make my response clear about this aspect. Being gay doesn't mean acting in a feminine way, or being promiscuous, or even being open-minded. Sexual orientation is a part of self ... Read more.
Could a same-sex attraction just be a fantasy ?

Could a same-sex attraction just be a fantasy ?

Question asked by Susan (30 years old questioning woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on November 24, 2006 by

Sorted in En questionnement, Questions

Hi Susan, I understand that you may not feel comfortable with this idea or that you don't agree with it. There are several teens that write to us because they were wondering if they were gay because they had a homosexual dream or because once they thougth to a man or ... Read more.
I didn’t turn out the way I had wished…

I didn’t turn out the way I had wished…

Question asked by Stephanie (23 years old questioning woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on November 15, 2006 by

Sorted in Friendship, Questions, Relationships

Hi Stephanie, I read you feel a little bit confused and uncomfortable. Your friend has been clear with you: she don't want people to know about your relationship. But did she tell you why? Is it because she is not sure or comfortable about her sexual orientation? Is it because she ... Read more.
I have so many feelings for a teacher…

I have so many feelings for a teacher…

Question asked by Louise Ward (20 years old homosexual woman from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on November 8, 2006 by

Sorted in Love, High-school, Questions

Hi Louise, I understand how you can feel in such a situation. It's frequent that people fall in love with their teacher, doctor, nurse, psychologist, social worker and tutors for different reasons, but mainly because of their caring and their position. It's normal that you feel confused and angry beacause ... Read more.
Am I transsexual, transvestite, or both ?

Am I transsexual, transvestite, or both ?

Question asked by Kevin/Marilyn (16 years old from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on August 29, 2006 by

Sorted in Questions, Transsexuality, Travestites

Hi Kevin/Marilyn, It is difficult to answer if your transsexual, transvestite or both because you are the only one who have the answer to this kind of question. However, I can tell you that this isn't all the transsexual people that wan't a sex change. There are several transsexual people who ... Read more.
Is there a cure for being gay ?

Is there a cure for being gay ?

Question asked by mori (21 years old homosexual man from Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iran (Islamic Republic of))

Question answered on July 27, 2006 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Gay & Lesbian, Questions

Hi Mori, I know that it's not what your hope to read but there is no cure for homosexuality. Homosexuality is not a behavior; it's a preference. And no, I don't know anybody who has been cured and back straight. I'm sorry, I know you can be scared, confused and maybe ... Read more.
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