Category: LGBTQ-Phobia



I am gay and I am criticized in my country ...

Hello , I'm a gay guy from Tunisia and I have some problems being gay! A lot of people even at school criticize the way I talk and walk and they're staring at me all the time. Besides,I have sexual urges and I want to have sex but I can't find sex partners to do it so I gave up and I became addicted to masturbation and gay porn movies. In my country, Tunisia, even gay and sexual websites are censored ! Sometimes , I think of committing suicide and it will be over ... What should I do and can I contact any organizations abroad to help me travel and live abroad legally? I have heard about this gay guy who left Tunisia to the U.S in 2003 after getting help from a L.G.B.T organisation. Please I need your help!


Does my teacher have the right to disclose my sexual ...

Hi, my name is Catherine. About 6 months ago, I came out as having feelings for girls, and there was this girl who I really liked and she told me she liked me as well : we have now been together for about 5 months now. However, the problem is that many people at my school found out about our relationship, though they are fine with it now. Another problem is that I go to boarding school and my housemistress found out, and now she seems to be picking on me and the other girl and threatening to tell my father who is against anything like that. I wanted to know if she has the right to do that?



I’m afraid girls will not want to be with me ...

In the past year I told my girlfriend of 7 years that I am bisexual. It has been hard on both of us. She thinks that I lied to her, and since then she has become increasingly verbally abusive, calling me me a fag. Basically, we have broken up despite the fact that I still love her... I'm finally at the point where I think I can date other women (and I have been dating guys as well), but I am afraid that girls will not want to be with me if I tell them that I'm bi? Should I tell them I'm bi? And are girls generally unwilling to date bisexual men?


Is there no way to give up homosexuality?

I am gay, but I don't want to be because my family hates gay people... I figure I could be gay for a long time now but I have been living in denial all my life, and it has taken my life away. I am always depressed and I used to cut myself, though I don't do that anymore. I am always angry at my parents, and I do whatever it takes just to make friends. I've already asked the "what if i turned out gay" question to my mom and stepdad, and both said that it wouldn't be a good thing for me to be gay. They said it was unnatural for two men to be together. Unfortunately I feel the same way. Is there no way to give up homosexuality? Of note, if it is a treatment that involves Jesus, I am not interested. I don't believe in "God" or "Jesus Christ" in any way, shape, or form. If there is truly no treatment, then I guess the guilt will get to me eventually.


I am bisexual, and people don’t seem to be able ...

I am a Bi girl, but ever since I let people in my gym class know, they all seem to hate me even more than before! They say everything I do is wrong! My neighbor is doing that, but also my friend. Every time we fight he tells me 'Go away, you bisexual freak!' A lot of my friends are bi as well and I have a girlfriend, but it seems so hard for people to accept me! I also can't tell my mom because she thinks I am too young to decide about my sexuality. What should I do?



I am scared of being bisexual because my parents would ...

Hi, my name is Bailey. For some reason, I just enjoy watching lesbian interaction, such as kissing. But I have had boyfriends and enjoyed my relationships with them. I truly think I am bisexual but I am scared of being one because my parents disapprove this very thought. What should I do?


I am a teacher and students use homophobic language. What ...

I teach mathematics at a suburban Toronto area vocational school. Virtually all of the students at the school have learning disabilities, behavioural issues, or some other reason for NOT attending a "regular" school. Many of the students are immature / confused / angry. For the most part, these students do not make bigoted remarks regarding ethnicity or religion. However, "fag" and "gay" seem to be common put downs - used as synonyms for stupid or unpleasant. Occasionally, I will stop the lesson and try this approach: "You wouldn't attack people based on their skin colour or religion, so why are you offending people based on sexual orientation?”. I have also ejected students from the classroom for persistent homophobic language. This is a workplace school, so I have also pointed out that a boss / co-worker may be gay / lesbian or have friends / family who are. They may severely mess up their career by being bigoted, rude and homophobic. Any better approach?


Am I bisexual or bi-curious ? And how could I ...

am extremely confused right now. For a long time, I had lots of crushes on guys, and even one the beginnings of dating one guy. I was SURE I was 100% heterosexual, but now I'm not so positive. There is a girl in one of my college courses that I have developed feelings for. Not only that, but I have also begun to think of OTHER girls as attractive. Am I Bisexual? Bi-curious? I'm fairly certain I could be able to "come out" to my family if so, but I don't want to tell them I'm something I'm not! If I am Bisexual or Bi-curious, the person I'd love to tell is my roommate, but she believes Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals are posessed by demons. I have read several of your other answers to other questions, and it seems you know a lot about these issues. Do you know of any solution to my problems, both with my roommate and my (for lack of a better word) crush? Please help!!!



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.