COMING OUT

 written by Lauren JCG 

Coming out is different for everyone, and there are different processes we take to get there. It isn't something that only happens during the teen years, either; people come out at a range of ages, and ideally, it should be the right time for you. A stable, supportive environment will make it easier, and adversely, an unstable, unsupportive environment will hinder that process. 

coming out

 written by Felicity Brown 

I never really came out, not properly. 

My mother once asked if I was a lesbian and I, perhaps due to fear, perhaps due to being a generally pedantic teenager, chose not to give the full explanation of, “no, but I am bisexual,” and instead just left it at “no.”

Out and About – Who Gets to Know My Identity?

There are many forms of coming out. When I first came out to myself, at the age of 13, I remember the naive feeling of empowerment. Like I had it all figured out - cool I know I’m gay now, all I have to do is navigate this privately around my family, and enjoy it with my friends. 

How has my mental health been impacted by

not coming out

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switchboard

LGBT+ helpline for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.

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Read LGBT Youth Scotland's guide for people thinking of coming out about their sexuality.

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LGBT foundation

Read advice and stories from the LGBT Foundation about Coming Out.

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the mix

Read advice from The Mix about coming out.

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Read LGBT Youth Scotland's guide for people thinking of coming out about being trans.

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