Coming out

Gay teens coming out: it’s talked about more, but still difficult

Gay teens coming out: it’s talked about more, but still difficult

It was a black, stretch-velvet dress that outed Shawn Fowler at the age of 14. Hours earlier, the sexy number had been tucked secretly away in his bedroom – along with a wig, lipstick and mascara. Yet there was his sister, sashaying through his grandparents’ house, only she was donning the frock. "That was the […]

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Two Dads, Three Sons…

Two Dads, Three Sons…

The two daddies who adopted three small boys from a family unable to care for them may be excoriated by anti-gay organizations such as Focus on the Family, but to their sons, who they saved from being separated and lost in the foster care system, they are simply Daddy and Papa-and to their Seattle community, […]

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I have difficulty coming out

I have difficulty coming out

Question asked by Drue (21 years old homosexual)

Question answered on 13 March 2008 by

Sorted in Depression, Coming out, Questions

Hi Drue, Thank you for your question or, rather, multiple questions! I'll start with your statement of “I wish I were a man….so I could find that girlfriend/partner I've always dreamt about.” Perhaps it would be helpful for you to look at these types of thoughts and feelings and spend some ... Read more.
Accepting me for who I am

Accepting me for who I am

I never really thought about it as a child. In fact, my parents kept me away from the real world. I didn’t find out a lot of things until I was in grade 4 and some of the older grade girls would tell me about stuff. I never even gave a thought to the gay community until I was in grade 8.

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Was it right to explain to my kid that me and my partner are a same-sex couple ?

Was it right to explain to my kid that me and my partner are a same-sex couple ?

Question asked by Nicole (26 years old woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on 31 January 2007 by

Sorted in Queer parenting, Coming out, Questions

Hi Nicole, Thank you for writing to AlterHeros. The first thing to note is that coming out to children is never easy, especially when they are our own. There are no guidelines indicating at what age children should know about their parents sexual orientation. Even if your oldest child is seven, ... Read more.
Closet problems

Closet problems

This is a story basically about my worries of coming out. I have lived in Texas for about 10 years now and I am wondering if i will ever be able to muster up the courage to tell anyone. It’s a strange feeling, of not knowing who to turn to or what to do.

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How do I overcome this fear ?

How do I overcome this fear ?

Question asked by Kevin (Victoria) (16 years old woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on 28 June 2006 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Coming out, Questions

Hi Kevin/Victoria, It is difficult to overcome fears and we need courage to do it. It's normal to worried about other's reactions, new steps in our life and about things we don't know. Moreover, we cannot be sure of which events will happen and it can scare us a lot. You are ... Read more.
Is my coach lesbian ?

Is my coach lesbian ?

Question asked by Lesley (17 years old heterosexual woman from Bahamas, Bahamas)

Question answered on 8 June 2006 by

Sorted in Gay & Lesbian, Questions, Outing

Hi Lesley, There is no "signs" to tell if someone if homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual. You only can know it when the person tells you. Wearing short hair, dressing like a men and work as a coach don't mean something; it is a stereotype. Real lesbians are like you, your ... Read more.
I want sex with guys, but to have a girlfriend.  Is it normal ?

I want sex with guys, but to have a girlfriend. Is it normal ?

Question asked by Someone (15 years old heterosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on 3 May 2006 by

Sorted in Coming out, Questions, Sex

Hello, Thank you for writing to Alterheros. To answer your question -- only you can really know what your interest in men and women means. It may mean that you are bisexual, or in time you may come to decide that you are gay or straight. It can ... Read more.
How can I tell my mother that I’m bisexual?

How can I tell my mother that I’m bisexual?

Question asked by Veronica (16 years old woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on 12 July 2005 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Coming out, Questions

Hi Veronica! I want to thank you for the question. To announce our sexual orientation to our own parents is not necessarily an easy task for everyone. To be a teen and a bisexual person doesn't seem to make things better. However, it depends on the background of the family you ... Read more.
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