what does it mean to be gay?

a person who is gay is attracted to people of the same gender as them. it is often used in relation to men, but is also used by other members of the queer community.


the rainbow pride flag is often used as the gay pride flag. there are other gay flags that others may use that are mostly blue and green.

Celebrating Gay Pride

 written by Martin


"Having to deal with that bloody closet, that is what being gay means to me. The need to ‘come out’ and declare, one way or another, that you are different from what others expect or perceive you to be."

 what being gay

 means to me 



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

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lgbt foundation

Offers support services to LGBT people in the UK, including a helpline and talking therapy.

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lgbt youth scotland

The largest youth and community-based organisation for LGBT young people in Scotland.

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Gay Times

The Gay Times spreads crucial awareness on policy changes and our global queer siblings’ ongoing fight for liberation, to the very latest in LGBTQ culture. Our mission is to represent the truly multifaceted nature of the queer community.



The Beat of Gay UK on DAB Digital Radio in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, 88.4FM in Manchester and 97.8FM in Brighton  or via the Gaydio App 

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just like us

Empower young people to be role models championing LGBT+ equality at school and work