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‘Coming out’ means talking to others about your sexuality or gender identity.
Coming out can be very daunting. It’s different for everyone and there’s no right way to do it.
There’s a great guide from Stonewall about coming out as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
Homophobia is fear of or a negative attitude towards gay people. Being picked on because of your sexuality can be upsetting and damaging, but remember you’re not the problem, they are. Never be ashamed of your sexuality.
If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.
Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.
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