Coming out

Coming Out in L.A.

Coming Out in L.A.

Straight-acting, gym bunnies, drama queens, butch, leather daddies, versatility, dressing well, sleeping with as many guys as is humanly possible, cute teenagers with older men, dressing “gay”. Gay life is in itself complicating sometimes.

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Birds of a Feather…

Birds of a Feather…

Ten years ago, I decided I was going to tell the whole world I was gay. Much to my surprise, (and almost disappointingly so), my family reacted positively to it all, and well, I just continued on with my life until 4 years later… it all changed.

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The New (GLBT) Generation

The New (GLBT) Generation

The other night I was flipping through the channels on the tube and came across a documentary titled Life on Christopher St., directed by Maria Clara, a 2002 expose focusing on urban gay youth and their lives on the most popular gay strip in the world in New York City. As the synopsis of the […]

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Not Another Neurotic Gay Teen Story!

Not Another Neurotic Gay Teen Story!

In retrospect, I should’ve known all along that I was a poof. All the signs seemed to be neon and flashing: I was always best friends with the chicks of whatever new school my parents had plonked me in. I was never the sporty type, possessing the hand-eye coordination of your average shellfish. And ooh, ooh, I also had a lack of decent father figures! Doesn’t that make for your typical gay teen requirements?

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I Like Women, It’s Not My Fault!

I Like Women, It’s Not My Fault!

When you are a girl 13 years old and you fall asleep with a girl’s thought in your head, you ask the question – Am I normal? In the beginning, I didn’t think too much about it, I wanted it to just pass.

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Coming-Out…To My Best Friend

Coming-Out…To My Best Friend

Étienne shares with us a letter he wrote to his best friend in which he comes out – a deeply touching letter absolutely worth reading!

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Homosexuality Is Not An Abnormality

Homosexuality Is Not An Abnormality

For me homosexuality is not an abnormality, gays and lesbians have the right to the same rights that all have… What makes me scream is when I hear someone say: “yeah, nan, but be careful because if she likes girls, she is going to jump all over you!”

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Homo & Cappuccino

Homo & Cappuccino

The day that I learned that one of my friends was gay, I congratulated him for his courage and then asked him what he planned to do during his first week of vacation; and then, I took another mouthful of my cappuccino..

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Books for Anybody & Everybody

Books for Anybody & Everybody

    AlterHeros knows how difficult it can be to find a good book to read.  Hence, we’ ve put together a list of books of interest to youth – gay, straight, bisexual, whatever; books for everybody and anybody.  Scroll down and have a look at what we have to offer.  Happy reading!   Click here to buy […]

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The relationship of shame to the coming-out process in gay men and lesbians

The relationship of shame to the coming-out process in gay men and lesbians

Scenario 1You're on the school playground during recess. You're about nine years old. You see a group of kids playing and you walk over to join their game. As you approach — halfexpectant, half-apprehensive — one of them sneers at you and another laughs. You hesitate a moment, wanting to move forward, but wanting to […]

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