Category: Family


I have strong feelings and attractions for the same sex… ...

Ok, so here's the thing: I'm not 100 sure if I"m a lesbian. I've noticed having had strong feelings, and have attracted to the same sex for around 3 years now (I'm 17). However, I keep telling myself that this could be a stage...I don't want it to be real because I would lose my mom..my whole family. Anyway, another reason for my doubt is that I haven't been in a relationship with either sex. I'm pretty sure I am ( think I just don't know how to accept it)...but I need to know for sure...I think I know for sure...but I guess I just need confirmation either way. Also, let's say I am a lesbian...how can I let others know, or should I? I know I sound so silly, but I feel so alone and confused...How do I know if someone else is a lesbian...I'm just lost...so silly I know...but any advice or anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Was it right to explain to my kid that me ...

I just came out of the closet a couple of month's back.I have two boy's there seven and six, now the seven year old is the articulate one it's like he's been here before; I recently got into a relationship with my best friend of five year's but for my son's they know her as their aunt. So naturally, I had to explain to him that we are a couple now some people think that I shouldn't have went there but;I figure he is a new aged child he'll pick up if I don't explain to him. Did I do the right thing or was I wrong should I have waited until he was old enough to under stand?


Story – Stunted growth

You walk steadfastly, looking fabulous while you embrace the person you were born to be. People stare. They size you up, either hoping to make eye contact and start seducing you or to make sure you're not looking better than them. These are your brothers, sisters and everyone in between and you feel at home and so out of place.



Story – Mom and Dad, merry Christmas, I’m gay !

Christmas holiday season is back! A time of festivities and happiness... but wait… there is a catch! What would happen if it is you (yes, yes, you, the gay/lesbian of the family) who would introduce the man/woman of your life to all your family? What would happen if your family simply do not know you're gay or lesbian? Is Christmas a good time to tell? Let me explore this a little…


Having a Trans Child – Advice to Parents

My daughter is trans - she transitioned in her late teens. This is a very brief resume of some of the stresses and practical problems facing a family with such a child, who may still be at school or college, and is probably still living at home.




Story – Out of The Shadows and Into The Light

If there's one thing I've learned in my lifetime, it's that nothing goes as planned. As such, coming out didn't happen at all the way I planned it. It was a typical story: get Mom, Dad, and my sister together, and do it in person. The same went for my friends. I'm sure you've already guessed that that's not how it went.


I told my mom about my sexuality and I doubt ...

Dear AlterHeros, I have told my mom recently that I'm bi; about two weeks ago, and when I told her, she said I was too young to know what I am (I'm 15). I wasn't afraid of telling her because of her disowning me or anything, because she is A-okay with gays, but I was afraid that she wouldn't believe me. She said she didn't mean to judge me. We haven't talked about it since and I kind of wish we would because it would make me feel better knowing that she trusts my intuition. I don't know what to do. - Shannon