Am I gay, lesbian, bi or trans?

I get more excited about women, but would prefer to have a boyfriend

I get more excited about women, but would prefer to have a boyfriend

Question asked by Nicole (15 years old questioning woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on 6 December 2010 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Questions

Hello Nicole, First off, I would like to commend you on standing up for gay rights and supporting the gay community! I know it is not an easy thing to do to stand up to your peers and confront them about something important to you. In your statement, you said that ... Read more.
I’m wondering if I’m bi but I accept whoever I am!

I’m wondering if I’m bi but I accept whoever I am!

Question asked by Nad (17 years old woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on 2 December 2010 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Questioning, Questions

Hi Nad, thanks for writing to Alterheros with your question! I understand your confusion about your sexuality and your desire to figure it all out! I think that it is wonderful and important that you aren't particularly bothered by what the ‘answer' might be, and that from what I understand, you ... Read more.
I don’t feel grown up at age 28: I don’t know if I’m gay/bi/straight

I don’t feel grown up at age 28: I don’t know if I’m gay/bi/straight

Question asked by Jamie Archer (28 years old questioning man from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on 25 November 2010 by

Sorted in Questioning, Self-esteem, Questions

Hi Jamie, First off you are by far not inferior, and not “not grown up”, due to your inexperience. I promise you are not the first to be in a situation like the one you are in, or at least similar to it. Many times men that are more in ... Read more.
If I could pass, would my family support me if I decided I was transgender?

If I could pass, would my family support me if I decided I was transgender?

Question asked by clay (21 years old questioning man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on 18 November 2010 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Questions, Cross-dressing

Hello Clay, Thanks for writing in to us at AlterHéros. From the sounds of your post, it seems that you have become increasingly depressed over the years regarding your strong feelings towards potentially being a woman inside. You also mention that if you were able to pass as one, you would ... Read more.
Am I bi? I like a girl on Facebook who dresses like a guy!

Am I bi? I like a girl on Facebook who dresses like a guy!

Question asked by Calioppe (16 years old questioning woman from Indonesia, Indonesia)

Question answered on 9 November 2010 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Bisexuality, Questions

Hi Calioppe, From your letter, it sounds like you may be bi, but that isn't something you should be worried about. Many people are bisexual and feel attracted to or are drawn to members of both sexes. Also, your feelings towards both guys and girls are likely not something ... Read more.
How come I get aroused by shirtless men? I’m sure I like women.

How come I get aroused by shirtless men? I’m sure I like women.

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

Question answered on 1 November 2010 by

Sorted in Questioning, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hey Alex thanks for your question, First off you are 15, it is perfectly normal at your age to be confused, you are basically right in the middle of adolescence. Most boys start feeling attraction to the opposite sex, attraction to the same sex, attraction to both sexes and/or sometimes ... Read more.
Am I gay if I get an erection while watching gay porn?

Am I gay if I get an erection while watching gay porn?

Question asked by Filipe (10 years old questioning man from Portugal, Portugal)

Question answered on 27 October 2010 by

Sorted in Questioning, Questions

Hi Filipe! Thank you very much for writing in to us at Alterheros. You write that becoming aroused after mistakenly seeing gay porn has caused you to question your sexuality, despite the fact that you are attracted to and have been in love with girls. Your question is not uncommon among ... Read more.
Can I be labeled a girl or a boy or something in between?

Can I be labeled a girl or a boy or something in between?

Question asked by Elisa (16 years old heterosexual woman from Uruguay, Uruguay)

Question answered on 26 October 2010 by

Sorted in Alienation, Questioning, Questions

Hi Elisa, In your question you express the idea that you may be happier as a boy and wonder what you could identify as. My short answer would be: you can identify yourself however you wish to. Labels are usually a quick and easy way to put oneself into a category. Whether it ... Read more.
Is it worth opening up to him? I might lose his friendship.

Is it worth opening up to him? I might lose his friendship.

Question asked by Rodrigo (17 years old questioning man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on 2 October 2010 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Questions, Coming out

Hi Rodrigo, Coming out can be very intimidating. Although it may seem overwhelming - try to think of it not so much as you coming out of some sort of hiding, but rather coming into your own. You have obviously been thinking about this for a while, and you're ready ... Read more.
My strong feelings continue – should I tell her so?

My strong feelings continue – should I tell her so?

Question asked by christy (16 years old woman from Peru, Peru)

Question answered on 2 October 2010 by

Sorted in Love, Bisexuality, Questions

Hi Christy! My name is Tilly and first of all I want to say I'm so glad that you've reached out to us at Alterheros! I'd be more than happy to try to help you in any way I can. It sounds like you're in a pretty difficult situation right now. I ... Read more.
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