What should I know?
According to the United Nations, as a young person you have a right to non-discrimination, freedom of expression and to your identity being protected. This means that you should be supported to express yourself by people who understand and value different LGBTQ+ identities and experiences
What might help me?
- Being supported to explore your identity and try out different ways of expressing yourself in a way that feels safe
- You shouldn’t feel like you need to educate anyone – the people supporting you should have a good understanding of LGBTQ+ identities!
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Stevie* (young person) said “I feel safe, welcomed, appreciated. The service is very inclusive. You don't need to have anything figured out. They make sure they always include ‘unsure’ options. This is very welcoming and makes you feel like you can get support even if you don't know.”
*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.