Coming out

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 January 31, 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 June 28, 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 June 8, 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 May 3, 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 July 12, 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.
Transexual Day of pride: Stepping out of the closet, loud and proud!

Transexual Day of pride: Stepping out of the closet, loud and proud!

On the 30st of April, the Second Edition of the Transexual Day of pride was being held at the Batshaw Center in Montreal. The event, which has been organised by the CTTQ (Coalition des Transsexuel(le)s et Transsexué(e)s du Québec (Transexual and transexuated Coalition of Quebec)) and that was directed by Danielle Chénier, held a series of […]

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Coming out to parents

Coming out to parents

Question asked by Josh (13 years old homosexual man from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on June 20, 2005 by

Sorted in Coming out, Questions

Unfortunately there is no way to predict your parents' reaction, for there is no golden rule. You know your parents best! As whether to tell them in person or not, that is a choice you should carefully consider. At first, it may seem easier to wait and tell them when you ... Read more.
Coming out

Coming out

Question asked by Nick (16 years old homosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on June 20, 2005 by

Sorted in Coming out, Questions

It is already a great step that you admitted to yourself your attraction to men. In that sense, you're already out of the closet. Coming out to your family, friends and peers may seem like the scariest thing you ever did in your life, but keep also in mind that it ... Read more.
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