Dee holds a baccalaureate in Fine Arts in Cinema (Specialization in Film Animation). She's also an event producer/promoter in the Queer community, mainly working with independent musicians and visual artists. Dee was a volunteer in the "Tell the experts" team for 2 years before being given the opportunity to become Outreach Director. Heading the Anglophone Team since early 2009 has been a great experience!
I like being involved at AlterHeros because it helps keep me in touch with the Queer community. I also love to help others and I am interested in psychology and coming out issues.
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It's always intimidating to admit to someone that we have feelings for them. Some people wait years before admitting it. And at that point, it's often too late to change the course of time or make up for lost time. It does happen, but rarely. Because ... Read more.
Thanks for contacting Alterheros!
Kitchener is a tricky area in which to find resources for men who cross-dress, as even resources for general LGBTAQ queries are scarce. It seems one needs to be in the vicinity of the GTO (Greater
Toronto Area) to have access to many services or community groups. ... Read more.
It's unfortunate our history is only available on the french version of the website, but translations for the english version are under way!
Here is what you need to know!
The concept for Alterheros came to be in April 2001. The original website was launched in August 2002, and the Alterheros ... Read more.
Hello Sandra, thanks for dropping us a line!
I'm sorry you are having to face this dilemma with your good friend. It seems like there are 2 main struggles going on. One is the struggle to be heard, to be understood, and known for your true feelings. The second struggle is ... Read more.
Thanks for turning to Alterheros in what seems to be a confusing time for you.
First I would like to address the fact that you are 16 years old. You are still in puberty. This means, whatever you like right now, has the potential to change over time as you ... Read more.
Thanks for writing to us with your question!
This is a very interesting question, indeed. As much as we say we hate labels, we always seem to want or need to label things, including gender, sexual preferences, crowd 'clicks', etc.
The fact is, with all the nicknames out there, I have ... Read more.
Hello Cass, and thanks for writing to us.
Although there are less risk factors contracting STDs via oral sex, it is not entirely out of the question.
Most exchange of bodily fluids poses a health risk. Herpes is a disease which is easily transferable. Maybe more far-fetched but still possible, even deep ... Read more.
Hi Krista, and thanks for your question.
Love is without borders! It transcends genders if we allow it to. If you feel such tremendous love for this guy, there is nothing wrong with that. There are all types of love between all types of people. I know some girls who identify ... Read more.
Hello and thanks for your question!
For starters, go ahead and tell your dad again, if you feel you need to do it a second time. It doesn't sound like he had an awful reaction, so perhaps he would handle it alright if you reminded him adn told him that it ... Read more.
It sounds as though you really enjoy doing 'girl' things, such as having your nails painted by your female friends. You are young, and at an age where exploration and experimentation is very common.
At this point, it is very hard to say if you are transgender, or simply "different" ... Read more.
Parles-en aux experts is a project of the nonprofit organization AlterHeros, which aims the heathly development of all individuals regarding with their sexual orientation, gender identity and sexuality. We are based in Montreal, Canada.