what does it mean to be questioning?

The questioning of one's gender and/or sexual orientation is a process of exploration by people who may be unsure, still exploring, OR concerned about applying a social label to themselves.

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this is the pride flag. the original flag had just 6 colours, but it has since been improved to acknowledge the legacy of queer black people and people of colour. it also includes the colours of the trans flag. this flag unites the queer community as a whole.

 written by Maise

When I was 14, I realised I wasn’t straight. This was overwhelming and terrifying; I wasn’t sure what this meant for my future and who I might be. Regardless of how old you are, it’s never too late to question whether you are part of the community. 

ADVICE TO MY

YOUNGER SELF

 written by Melanie Coker

It’s okay to say that you’re questioning your sexuality, or figuring it out; you are not obliged to put a label on how you feel.

How do i know which sexuality i am?

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lgbt foundation

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

switchboard

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

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lgbt youth scotland

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

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mind out

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

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mermaids

Mermaids supports gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.

The mix

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.