Being queer at school and at work

I am wondering if my teacher has a crush on me…

I am wondering if my teacher has a crush on me…

Question asked by Diane (16 woman, United States of America)

Question answered on March 18, 2012 by

Sorted in High-school, Questions

Hi Diane, Thanks for writing to AlterHeros.  You are wondering if your teacher might have a crush on you, because she is staring at you and telling you compliments.  Schools are sometimes like little universes in themselves, and a lot of things can happen there - love, conflicts, friendships, etc.  But ... Read more.
My peers tease that I am gay – but I don’t think I am!

My peers tease that I am gay – but I don’t think I am!

Question asked by Peter (15 years old questioning man from Mexico, Mexico)

Question answered on November 1, 2010 by

Sorted in High-school, Harassment, Questions

Hi Peter, Jorge, a friend of mine ,is heterosexual, even though others often tease him and think he is gay. He is very popular among female friends, as he is charming, affectionate, caring and humorous. What I like about him the most is that he pays attention to details of people's ... Read more.
Should I ask her if she’s bisexual?

Should I ask her if she’s bisexual?

Question asked by Kyla (14 years old woman from Philippines, Philippines)

Question answered on August 21, 2010 by

Sorted in Extracurricular activities, Bisexuality, Questions

Hi Kyla, It is tough to figure out what other people are thinking. It can be even harder to interpret their actions. You mentioned that you are bisexual. Do your friends know this? This girl might be nervous or curious. Being a teenager is a tough time. Perhaps this ... Read more.
I am terrified to reveal my true sexual identity

I am terrified to reveal my true sexual identity

Question asked by Travis F

Question answered on July 29, 2010 by

Sorted in Questions, Transsexuality, Transsexuality at school or at work

Hi Travis, You say that neither your friends nor your family are very understanding when it comes to sexuality. If you think you would be in danger of violence or of being forced out of your home, I would suggest that you not come out to your parents until you have ... Read more.
Is she just being nice to me? I’m sure she’s straight but she’s driving me crazy!

Is she just being nice to me? I’m sure she’s straight but she’s driving me crazy!

Question asked by Chloe (15 years old homosexual woman from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on July 24, 2010 by

Sorted in High-school, En questionnement, Questions

Hi Chloe, I am so glad that you chose to come to Alterheros to share your feelings about this situation with your classmate. Our intimate desires can be confusing and complex; they can also be frightening when these desires seem to go against what larger society deems as ‘normal'. In ... Read more.
I can’t stop thinking about 2 girls with exotic eyes

I can’t stop thinking about 2 girls with exotic eyes

Question asked by valentina (12 years old woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on June 28, 2010 by

Sorted in High-school, Homo-potpourri, Questions

Hi Valentina, Charlotte and Crystal must be very special people to you, and it sounds like the three of you are very good friends. I'm sure they value your friendship as much as you value theirs. Have you tried telling them that you think they have very beautiful eyes? Compliments like ... Read more.
I’m scared to be bullied if I announce I’m transgender

I’m scared to be bullied if I announce I’m transgender

Question asked by Sam (17 years old questioning man from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on June 22, 2010 by

Sorted in Questions, Transition, Transsexuality at school or at work

Sam, You feel you were born the wrong gender and you are worried that something bad might happen if you reveal your feelings to those around you. Admitting something like this, even to those closest to you or to someone you are almost sure will be supportive, is extremely frightening. It's normal ... Read more.
I don’t have many chances to talk to boys, but maybe I prefer girls?

I don’t have many chances to talk to boys, but maybe I prefer girls?

Question asked by Leonie (16 years old questioning woman from Ireland, Ireland)

Question answered on May 12, 2010 by

Sorted in Extracurricular activities, Discovery, Questions

Hi Leonie Thanks for coming to us with your question. I understand that going to an all girls school can limit the interaction you experience between other boys of your age. Do any of the immediate friends you mention have any brothers close in age that you get along with ... Read more.
Does my teacher like me? I have a crush on her!

Does my teacher like me? I have a crush on her!

Question asked by Molly (14 years old woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on March 8, 2010 by

Sorted in Age difference, High-school, Questions

Hi Molly, Thank you so much for writing in to us at AlterHéros and sharing your situation. From the sounds of it, it seems that you've got a huge crush on your female ELA teacher and you're wondering if she likes you back. Let's make a list of ... Read more.
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