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Can I be pregnant?

Can I be pregnant?

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

Question answered on September 7, 2007 by

Sorted in Family, Questions, Sex

Hi Rita, Thank you for sending your question to AlterHeros. I think you are asking if someone can become pregnant before they start menarche (the medical term for the beginning of menstruation, or your first period). It is possible for sexually active girls to get pregnant before they start menstruating. Ovulation ... Read more.
Am I a transvestite, a transsexual?

Am I a transvestite, a transsexual?

Question asked by Jessica (15 years old questioning woman from Singapore, Singapore)

Question answered on August 15, 2007 by

Sorted in En questionnement, Questions, Transsexuality

Dear Jessica, From your message I understand that you wonder if you are transsexual or transvestite because you wear boyish clothes and dislike girls clothes for many reasons (the type of clothing, the skin they show, etc.), because you sometimes go to the gym with your father and do weight training, ... Read more.
I don’t want to ruin our friendship !

I don’t want to ruin our friendship !

Question asked by Stephanie (23 years old questioning woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on October 29, 2006 by

Sorted in Friendship, Questions

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for writing to AlterHeros. So, you are in love with your female best friend and don't know how and if you should tell her. From what you are saying, you seem to be having deep feelings for her, both physically and emotionaly. I understand that her friendship is something very important for ... Read more.
Post Gay?  No Way!

Post Gay? No Way!

The term “post-gay” keeps popping up in the GLBT media lately. And that worries me a lot. On-line thesaurus Word Spy defines post-gay as “a movement to enable homosexuals to define their identity by something other than their sexual preference.” The term is credited to James Collard, a past editor of Out Magazine who stopped […]

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Transphobia

Transphobia

I am sitting here wondering how to begin explaining such an horrible expression of human emotion brought on by nothing less than gynophobia ( gyne, from woman and phobia, from intolerance or hatred for) therefore it can be said that transphobia is one of the last socially ” acceptable ” forms of bigotry, yet pure bigotry nonetheless.

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The Problematic Definition of ‘Transgender’

The Problematic Definition of ‘Transgender’

The newly minted word ‘transgender’ along with the variations ‘transgendered’, and ‘transgenderism’ is explored in terms of both definition, implication and value. The word ‘transsexual’ is a composite word constructed from latin root terms, a basic standard of science and medicine, used for the purpose of permitting precise and exact definition.  ‘trans’, which means essentially […]

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The Sex Essay

The Sex Essay

Sex. With that one simple word a thousand conflicting ideas, thoughts, and visions are conjured. With a single syllable the entire earth was populated, wars were fought, and our president was impeached. With those three tiny letters we find an underlying common desire as human beings, along with a division between differing sexualities. And because […]

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Creating and Supporting a Gay/Straight Alliance

Creating and Supporting a Gay/Straight Alliance

There are many types of support groups for lesbian, gay and bisexual youth. These are often called GAY / STRAIGHT ALLIANCES (also referred to as GSAs). The term “gay” in the title is meant to be inclusive of all lesbian, gay, bisexual (and usually transgender) students; some prefer the terms LGBT or Queer. When the […]

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Transgender Glossary of Terms

Transgender Glossary of Terms

GENERAL TERMINOLOGY Sex The classification of people as male or female. At birth, infants are assigned a sex based on a combination of bodily characteristics including: chromosomes, hormones, internal reproductive organs and genitals. Gender Identity One’s personal sense of being a man or a woman (or a boy or girl.) For transgender people, their birth-assigned […]

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What Is Heterosexism?

What Is Heterosexism?

The term ‘'racist'' refers to someone who considers his or her ethnicity to be superior to others.  In the same way, heterosexists believe heterosexuality to be superior to any other form of sexual expression, to the point where some believe all others should be eliminated.  Like racists, these people often express their beliefs by systematically […]

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