Homophobia and transphobia

ID Cards for the Revolution

ID Cards for the Revolution

A new project underway in downtown Montréal may change the way personal ID cards function in Canada. The Solidarity ID Project, introduced by Le Frigo Vert, Concordia’s non-profit, co-operative health-food store, and the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy, aims to provide transsexual, transgendered and gender-non-conforming individuals as well as migrant, indigenous and non-status people with a more representative piece of identification.

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Loneliness

Loneliness

This poem is about how lonely you can feel in this world even if your surrounded by others and how others don’t take the time to smile or say hello or give you a hug.
For comments send to itsmedenis@hotmail.com and put AlterHéros (animation@alterheros.com) in subjet. Thank you!

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Positive Gay Man Are Healthier Gay Men: Negativity toward homosexuality predicts poor health

Positive Gay Man Are Healthier Gay Men: Negativity toward homosexuality predicts poor health

MINNEAPOLIS – The degree of negativity toward homosexuality is what predicts poor sexual and mental health in gay men, according to a University of Minnesota study. 422 Midwestern gay and bisexual men completed surveys assessing their degree of homosexuality, their degree of positive or negative attitudes towards homosexuality, and a range of mental and sexual […]

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Doctor, when will you stop assuming that we’re heterosexual?

Doctor, when will you stop assuming that we’re heterosexual?

Directive was sent this week to all Canadian doctors: Not all your patients are heterosexual! Bravo! A worthy awareness on the part of paediatricians! So now chances are that our doctor will not assume us to be sexually inclined towards the opposite sex.

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Human rights lawyer defends clients' right to be homophobic

Human rights lawyer defends clients' right to be homophobic

Is Quebec ready to come out of the closet about its homophobia? That’s for three judges in a Human Rights Commission tribunal to decide, according to Fo Niemi, director of the Centre for Research Action on Race Relations. CRARR says human rights are at stake in a lawsuit between the first gay couple to marry […]

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Questionning transphobia

Questionning transphobia

All too often, trans people are vilified, demonized, and excluded from considerations of basic humanity. Cisgendered people – when they realize they’ve seen a transsexual or transgendered person – will not hesitate to interrogate us about the shape of our genitals, challenge our competence to make decisions for ourselves, and hurl bigoted slurs at us. […]

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Homosexuality in Jamaica: The Views, The Harsh Realities

Homosexuality in Jamaica: The Views, The Harsh Realities

Homosexuality is defined as sexual orientation characterized by sexual desire or romantic feelings exclusively for persons of the same sex. Homophobia is defined as a fear of gay men or gay lifestyle and culture, but are Jamaicans afraid of gay men? Statistics prove that we are not. Jamaicans view homosexuality from many perspectives, some of […]

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I am worried about being addicted to online porn

I am worried about being addicted to online porn

Question asked by jason (25 years old heterosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on June 4, 2008 by

Sorted in Abuse, Drogues & Bars, Questions

Hi Jason, Thanks for writing in to us at AltherHéros. From what you said in your post, it sounds as though that you have been very happy with the influence that women have had in your life but you also seem concerned about an internet porn addiction. The first thing that ... Read more.
Under what circumstances would a man get very nervous about a male friend?

Under what circumstances would a man get very nervous about a male friend?

Question asked by karen (42 years old questioning woman from Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Question answered on March 13, 2008 by

Sorted in Homophobia and transphobia, Questions, Relationships

Hi Karen, First, I would like to thank you for your question. I realize you must be in a confusing situation. If you are worried that something is happening between your companion and an old friend, I would try to talk to him in a way that is sensitive and non-accusatory… For ... Read more.
I had sex with my stepmother. Should I tell my father and did we break any incest laws?

I had sex with my stepmother. Should I tell my father and did we break any incest laws?

Question asked by James (22 years old heterosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on January 10, 2008 by

Sorted in Abuse, Family, Questions

Hi James, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately you seem to be involved in a very complex and complicated situation, for which there will be no easy solutions. I would like to address firsthand the legal aspects of your question. The definition of incest, although it varies according to different resources ... Read more.
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