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Guiding a gay youth while rejecting his sexual advances to both myself and my partner

Guiding a gay youth while rejecting his sexual advances to both myself and my partner

Question asked by Randy

Question answered on September 15, 2010 by

Sorted in Why act? Why talk about it?, Questions, Outing

Hi Randy, Guiding a “lost” or “new gay” teen is something that is neither simple, nor easy. At least when straight people like teachers, principals, councilors, a school nurse, peer support persons, give information and guide a young homosexual things are clearer for them, youth are then empowered then they ... Read more.
Support groups for cross-dressers in Ontario

Support groups for cross-dressers in Ontario

Question asked by yvonne Cote (47 years old heterosexual woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on October 9, 2009 by

Sorted in Tools for reaching out, Questions, Travestites

Hello Yvonne, Thanks for contacting Alterheros! Kitchener is a tricky area in which to find resources for men who cross-dress, as even resources for general LGBTAQ queries are scarce. It seems one needs to be in the vicinity of the GTO (Greater Toronto Area) to have access to many services or community groups. ... Read more.
Should I ignore the sick feeling I get when kissing my boyfriend?

Should I ignore the sick feeling I get when kissing my boyfriend?

Question asked by Lani (18 years old homosexual woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on August 10, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Why act? Why talk about it?, Questions

Dear Lani, Two years is a long time for a guy to wait for a girl to kiss him, and while I sympathize with this guy and understand your concern for him, I think that now would definitely be a good time to be honest with him about your sexuality. You've ... Read more.
I want to create a GLBT group

I want to create a GLBT group

Question asked by Cody (19 years old man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on March 26, 2008 by

Sorted in Dating, Tools for reaching out, Questions

Hi Cody, Thank you for your question. First, what you have to figure out are the local needs for such a group in your area. Are there resources not being offered where you live? There are many types of GLBT and queer groups. What type of group do you want to set-up? ... Read more.
Ulysse et Alice: A guide to understand Gay and Lesbian parents

Ulysse et Alice: A guide to understand Gay and Lesbian parents

Expanding Children’s Understanding of Families with Gay and Lesbian Parents A guide to accompany the illustrated children’s book « Ulysse et Alice » MONTREAL – October 20 2007 – The Lesbian Mothers Association has created a French-language resource kit to help teachers and educators working with young children to present and demystify families with same-sex […]

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I am a teacher and students use homophobic language. What kind of approaches should be effective to make them realize that homophobia can harm others

I am a teacher and students use homophobic language. What kind of approaches should be effective to make them realize that homophobia can harm others

Question asked by Brian Paris (49 years old heterosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on May 15, 2007 by

Sorted in Creating a safe school environment, Ways to reaching out, Questions

Thanks for writing to AlterHeros. I'm glad to know you are concerned with your students' homophobic talks. Unfortunately, some teachers aren't at all; some are even telling homophobic jokes in their classes! You wrote in your question that you are reacting to your student's talks and that you tried to explain ... Read more.
Improving Youth Intervention

Improving Youth Intervention

This spring, the Montreal Youth Coalition Against Homophobia launched a resource and awareness guide called Sexual Orientation and Homophobia: Improving Youth Intervention. Close to a hundred participants from various youth and community centers, CLSC and youth organizations were present at the event on May 5th, at the Direction de la Santé Publique de Montréal.Many LGBT […]

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How Can I Support My Child?

How Can I Support My Child?

Question asked by Brian Paris

Question answered on June 1, 2002 by

Sorted in Ways to reaching out, Questions

As a parent, you have to take care of yourself and your child. Reading the information we provide is the first step to supporting your child — you have shown that you are open to new information and hopefully you are now better informed. Supporting your child now should ... Read more.