Tips, ideas and info on coming out about your sexuality.
Coming out: an introduction
No one knows what causes sexual identity, but like being right or left handed, being gay, straight or bisexual (or what ever label you feel comfortable in using) is neither right nor wrong - it simply is.
Culture and religion
Culture and religion may impact upon how a person sees themselves and how they feel about their sexual identity. Coming to terms with being gay or bisexual can be made more difficult depending upon the religious or cultural background from which someone comes.
How can I tell my parents that I'm Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual?
Coming out to parents and friends is rarely easy, so planning your strategy in advance can allow things to go much more smoothly.
Coming out workshops
Popular short workshops for young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or not sure. More than just about coming out, they are about sex, relationships, self-esteem and meeting people like you.
How we define ourselves is important to us and everyone who knows us. Our sexuality is usually a hidden part of that definition but it plays a vital role in all our lives.
Identity: Who are you?
Your sexual identity is only one part of who you are as a person. Coming out is about recognising your sexual identity and deciding on how this fits with all the other parts that make up who you are.
What's 'normal', anyway?
The following are some thoughts on the matter that may help you clarify the answer for yourself.
Queer youth social/support groups
Social groups for GLBTI young people in Canberra.