Brad Newman


About Brad Newman

Brad holds a bachelor of Science in Communication (minor in Business Administration) from Cornell University. He currently works in advertising and has a background working in the localization and muti-cultural marketing industry.

I have always been the listening ear to my friends and family and have always wanted to be more involved within the LGBT community . AlterHeros seemed like the perfect place to start lending a hand.


I want to move to the US from Tunisia to ...

Hello! I recently got an F1 student visa to the USA , I'm from Tunisia. My boyfriend who lives in Philadelphia helped me. My visa is valid for 3 years. The thing is I met him and he came here and we're in love. So I decided I would love to live with him in the US. I thought about same sex marriage , will that change my visa status if marrying him in a state where same sex is legal ( 5 states in America allow legal same sex marriage) , will be able to stay there and be a resident and later apply for green card? What should I do to stay forever with him? I really love him and want to stay there too in a country that respects me for who I'am . And what if getting married in Canada ? Thanks a lot Alterhéros officials , I appreciate your help.


Am I bi? I like a girl on Facebook who ...

i know a girl from FB, she's pretty but she's dress-up like a dude... hen i saw her at the first time i can feel my heart beat fast and my face blushing, like: " OMG... She's so cute..." and everyday i always thinking of her.. but, when i know she's already in a relationship, i feel sad very very disappointed, but im only interested with a very tomboy or butch girl, but i still thinking boys are cute.... Am I BI? Why? can someone straight turn into BI after they're boyfriend hurting and dumped them?


Is it worth opening up to him? I might lose ...

Hi, I'm seventeen and have not been sure about my sexual orientation since when I was about 15. I like girls but there is also a guy I know that i really like even though I really wish a didn't. Unfortunately we are really close friends so I really don't want to risk losing him as a friend, but I really like him. We tend to tease and play around with each other, but he has a girlfriend. I know he probably isn't attracted to me but I feel stuck in the middle because I feel like I'll be miserable for the rest of my life. I know that I'm still young but If this is how its going to be I don't want to have face this. I really don't know if its worth opening up to him and telling him what I feel about him because I really value our friendship but I feel the need to tell somebody. I've liked girls most of my life but now I'm not sure.



Depressed – is it my gender identity?

I've dealt with depression throughout my life, and think gender identity may be a probable cause. I have no memories of discomfort solely because of my genetic body and gender identity, but I've recently found myself facing severe depression while being faced with the concept. What makes me doubt GID, however is; a) a "transvestism fetish", & b) I got these strong feelings after being introduced to the reality of transsexualism, which makes me think it could be a learned thing. I don't feel like I am necessarily female inside, but I do have some wish and desire to have been born so. And despite the depression, consciously I would identify as mainly androgynous (mentally). I'm at my wits end, and in my last bout of depression my mind crept toward thoughts of suicide. Could this be an identity issue or could it just be the idea itself that causes discomfort? I'm considering professional help, but I fear this is just sporadic, temporary, and doubt the validity of the possible issue.