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Gay teens coming out: it’s talked about more, but still difficult

Gay teens coming out: it’s talked about more, but still difficult

It was a black, stretch-velvet dress that outed Shawn Fowler at the age of 14. Hours earlier, the sexy number had been tucked secretly away in his bedroom – along with a wig, lipstick and mascara. Yet there was his sister, sashaying through his grandparents’ house, only she was donning the frock. "That was the […]

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What is the cause of homosexuality?

What is the cause of homosexuality?

Question asked by tazz kazz (19 years old homosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on October 13, 2007 by

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

Hi Tazz Kazz! Thanks for your question. Obviously, it has always interested a lot of people to know how many people in the population are gay, bisexual or straight, and the causes of homosexuality. For the number of GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual) people in the population, it is true that ... Read more.
Is it wrong to have sex at 16 years old ?

Is it wrong to have sex at 16 years old ?

Question asked by Catherine (16 years old heterosexual woman from Malaysia, Malaysia)

Question answered on May 30, 2006 by

Sorted in Questions, Sex

Hi Catherine Thanks for writting to AlterHeros. I understand that you are 16 years-old and are curious if it is wrong for you, at your age, to have sex. I think it is best that you first break the connection between age and maturity. Remember that maturity does not always ... Read more.
Is a person born gay?

Is a person born gay?

Question asked by Catherine

Question answered on April 17, 2004 by

Sorted in Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Questions

This is a very subjective question and you may not get the same answer depending on who you ask - irrelevant of whether they are heterosexual or homosexual. There have been many studies done on this question and I'm not sure if any scientific evidence has been found to ... Read more.
FAME – The Musical

FAME – The Musical

From July 30th to August 2nd, the Théâtre du Croque-Monsieur (TCM) will present the popular Broadway musical Fame in Montreal at the Théâtre National. With candidness and humour, Fame casts a benevolent glance on a group of young students, from various backgrounds, attending the New York High School for the Performing Arts.

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Divers/Cité – Montreal’s Pride Celebration

Divers/Cité – Montreal’s Pride Celebration

A relative baby in terms of pride celebrations in North America , Divers/Cité, Montreal ‘s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangendered Pride Festivities, has continued to attract a record number of people each year, tipping the scale with over one million participants during the 7-day festival in the year 2002.  An event, which was founded in […]

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Liberating Tradition, Celebrating Culture

Liberating Tradition, Celebrating Culture

Salaam Canada and Al-Fatiha Foundation USA hailed the success of the 1st Salaam Canada and 4th Al-Fatiha International Conference, held in Toronto from June 20 – 22, 2003. More than 150 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered Muslims and their allies from around the world gathered for the three-day conference, the first of its kind in Canada.

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Rainbow Visions: Making History

Rainbow Visions: Making History

Over 450 participants from across Canada made history as they attended the Rainbow Visions Conference, in Montreal. Hosted by Egale Canada, the conference provided a weekend of networking, strategising and visioning in workshops, panels, and discussions, on the issues and challenges facing Canada’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited, transgendered, transsexual, intersex, and queer communities and their allies.

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Drowning in a Glass of Iced-Tea

Drowning in a Glass of Iced-Tea

There was a slight splash as the last drop of condensation hit the puddle growing around my glass of iced-tea, like a mote surrounding a castle. There I sat at a table with my mother, arms crossed and a frown on my face.

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National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week

Did you know that National Suicide Prevention Week, which takes place this year from February 9th to 15th, 2003, existed? People from many groups are at risk for committing suicide, one of the groups at highest rish is the homosexual and bisexual population. Amongst the youth, statistics highlight the fact that gay youth are 2 to 3 times more at risk to commit suicide than their heterosexual peers…

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