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I’ve come out to two of my friends. It has been really hard for me and I don’t know what to do about everyone else…

I’ve come out to two of my friends. It has been really hard for me and I don’t know what to do about everyone else…

Question asked by Stressed (21 woman, Canada)

Question answered on March 30, 2015 by

Sorted in Friendship, Family, Questions, Coming out, Coming out

Hi Stressed, First of all, kudos to you on accepting yourself in your beautiful entirety, and coming out to your friends.  These are not easy things to do and you should be very proud of yourself! It is always a difficult situation to come out to less supportive family members.  Something to ... Read more.
Being gay: it’s a crime

Being gay: it’s a crime

(Français) Being suffering since am gay and being a gay in arab world it’s a crime which allow the authorities to put u in jail for years. i hope to find any one who can help and relocate me to another country.

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(Français) Comment faire accepter à ma mère que je suis homosexuelle?

(Français) Comment faire accepter à ma mère que je suis homosexuelle?

Question asked by Lean Back (Femme de 16 ans, Canada)

Question answered on March 16, 2015 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Family, Gay & Lesbian, Questions, Coming out

Bonjour, Merci de nous écrire pour partager ce que tu vis. Suite à ton coming-out auprès de ta mère, celle-ci Tu te demande comment faire accepter ton homosexualité à ta mère. Il n'y a pas de méthode infallible pour ce genre de situation. Ceci étant dit, trois ingrédents sont essentiels à mon ... Read more.
Slam (poem) About Gender (FtM)

Slam (poem) About Gender (FtM)

This is one of the only things I’ve written to express myself. I wish I could say it out loud with the emotion and feeling I put into it but I’m too scared, so I share it here.

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I came out to my parents as lesbian but they don’t believe me and my friends rejected me.  What do I do now?

I came out to my parents as lesbian but they don’t believe me and my friends rejected me. What do I do now?

Question asked by Jamie (14 questioning woman, Canada)

Question answered on June 22, 2011 by

Sorted in Friendship, Family, Coming out, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions, Resources, Coming out

Hi Jamie, Thanks for writing in to us at AlterHéros.  From your post, it sounds like you’re struggling with your coming out to your parents and close friends as lesbian and that you’re trying to figure out what to do now and how to get help. First of all, a great big ... Read more.
I want to go live in America…

I want to go live in America…

Question asked by andi (17 years old homosexual man from Albania, Albania)

Question answered on January 5, 2011 by

Sorted in Rights and justice, Immigration, Questions

Hi Andi, Thanks for writing in with your question - moving to the US can be tricky or complicated unless you have a reason to go.  Visas for living and working in the US can be hard to get, they are very specific and can ... Read more.
How do I approach my sister about liking her best friend’s sister?

How do I approach my sister about liking her best friend’s sister?

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

Question answered on December 21, 2010 by

Sorted in Family, Questions, Coming out

Hi Jenna, Thanks for submitting your question to Alterheros. It sounds like you're in a frustrating situation. Hopefully this can help you sort out what you want to do. I hear you say that you have a close relationship with your sister, but she doesn't know you are ... Read more.
I want to move to the US from Tunisia to be with my boyfriend – can I apply for a green card?

I want to move to the US from Tunisia to be with my boyfriend – can I apply for a green card?

Question asked by Media (23 years old homosexual man from Tunisia, Tunisia)

Question answered on December 21, 2010 by

Sorted in Immigration, Gay Marriage, Questions

Hello Media! Thank you so much for writing in to us at AlterHéros.  First of all, congratulations on getting your F1 student Visa; we're sure that was a task all on its own!  Now, in terms of answering your questions, the advice you will find here will remain general since we ... Read more.
I came out and was well received, but I feel so awkward now

I came out and was well received, but I feel so awkward now

Question asked by marco (22 years old homosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on October 26, 2010 by

Sorted in Family, Questions, Coming out

Hi Marco, thanks for coming to Alterheros with your question! First of all, congratulations on coming out! Although it might seem difficult right now, I hope you remain happy with your decision. I'm wondering what exactly it is that you are feeling guilty about. You mention that your parents are ... Read more.
I didn’t come out to my dad – now I keep thinking of him in a sexual way

I didn’t come out to my dad – now I keep thinking of him in a sexual way

Question asked by Polly (21 years old homosexual woman from Great Britain, Great Britain)

Question answered on September 26, 2010 by

Sorted in Family, Questions, Coming out

Hi Polly, It sounds like you are in a frustrating position and I can understand why you feel the way you do. I don't think you are mad at all. There are many possible explanations for what you are going through. Having a long term girlfriend that ... Read more.
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