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Repulsed by men since I was raped, I don’t know if I’m a lesbian

Repulsed by men since I was raped, I don’t know if I’m a lesbian

Question asked by Linzi (31 years old woman from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on March 16, 2010 by

Sorted in Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Gay & Lesbian, Questions

Hi Linzi, I think what's especially important when someone does something bad to us is not to generalize. Each person is unique in his or her own way and this is why stereotyping should be avoided. I'm not trying to take away from the gravity of the incident that occurred, because ... Read more.
What if I’m a lesbian? My attractions confuse me.

What if I’m a lesbian? My attractions confuse me.

Question asked by Charlotte (14 years old questioning woman)

Question answered on March 2, 2010 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi Charlotte! First off, let me say I'm so glad that you chose to write to Alterheros - the most important thing for you to realize is that you are not alone. At your age, nobody is sure about who they are or what they want - in terms of sexuality ... Read more.
I’m female but have gender identity confusion

I’m female but have gender identity confusion

Question asked by Sarah (24 years old questioning woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on November 21, 2009 by

Sorted in En questionnement, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi Sarah! The first thing for you to understand is that what label you give yourself doesn't matter. You can be bi, you can be a lesbian, you can be both, or you can just be queer-along with a myriad of other options. It doesn't have to be the defining ... Read more.
I imagine myself as a lesbian – am I transsexual?

I imagine myself as a lesbian – am I transsexual?

Question asked by Will (15 years old heterosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on November 6, 2009 by

Sorted in Being transsexual and homosexual, Questions, Transsexuality

Hi Will and thank you for your question. It is okay to feel confused right now as these are some feelings you are unsure of and are questioning. I understand that you consider yourself to be a male and are comfortable with that. However, you present the question that you may be ... Read more.
Do you think I’m a lesbian because of my boyfriend troubles?

Do you think I’m a lesbian because of my boyfriend troubles?

Question asked by Nelly (20 years old questioning woman from New Zealand, New Zealand)

Question answered on October 21, 2009 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Questions, Coming out

Hi Nelly, Thanks for submitting your question to Alterheros. It sounds like you're in a difficult spot! From what you're telling me, it sounds like from your past emotions and reactions to past sexual encounters with your boyfriend and girls, that there are a lot of things going on. ... Read more.
Confused about my feelings for both women and men

Confused about my feelings for both women and men

Question asked by Rae (20 years old questioning woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on October 8, 2009 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Homophobia and transphobia, Questions

Hi Rae – thank you for your question. I have a question for you: Why do you “still want to date guys”? Is it because your family and/or society tells you that you should be with a man or because you feel attracted to men in some ways? If you ... Read more.
I was heart-broken by guys, now I like lesbian porn, how can I change that?

I was heart-broken by guys, now I like lesbian porn, how can I change that?

Question asked by Rebecca (22 years old questioning woman from India, India)

Question answered on August 26, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi Rebecca, Thanks so much for submitting your question to Alterheros! I understand that this must be a confusing time for you. In answer to your question, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, your happiness, safety and health are of utmost importance - whether ... Read more.
My country has rejected and mistreated me because I’m gay.

My country has rejected and mistreated me because I’m gay.

Question asked by henry (20 years old homosexual man from Nigeria, Nigeria)

Question answered on August 26, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Questions, Coming out

Dear Henry, Being gay is definitely not bad or immoral, though many people in countries around the world may believe this to be true. Nigeria is not known for its gay-friendliness; in fact, both gay and lesbian same-sex encounters are illegal within the country, and offenses are punishable either by up ... Read more.
I think I’m bi but not sure if I accept myself for who I am.

I think I’m bi but not sure if I accept myself for who I am.

Question asked by Couriosity (16 years old woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on August 10, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Bisexuality, Questions

Hi there, Thank you for coming to AlterHeros with your question. It sounds like you are beginning to become aware of your attraction to girls and you are wondering if, and why, you are bisexual. Further, you are unsure on how to deal with being a bisexual and wish to meet ... Read more.
I was a tomboy. I admire girls. Am I straight or not?

I was a tomboy. I admire girls. Am I straight or not?

Question asked by Sandra Olson (18 years old questioning woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on August 10, 2009 by

Sorted in Discovery, En questionnement, Questions

Hi Sandra, thanks for coming to us with your question. It seems like you are questioning yourself a lot right now, which can be a pretty intense process. First of all, I'd like to say that I don't think being tomboy when you were younger, wearing your hair a certain ... Read more.
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