LGBTI issues

Being gay or lesbian means being attracted to someone of the same sex. People who identify as bi-sexual are attracted to both men and women. Whilst some people believe that this is a choice, it isn’t.


Sexual orientation should be thought of as a continuum, rather than neat labels, of gay, straight and bi-sexual. Homosexuality and Heterosexuality are the two ends of the continuum, and most people are somewhere between the two.


People are more at risk to suffer from depression and anxiety because of the social stigma that it is still attached to being gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or inter-sexual. Therefore it is important to look after your mental health. Seek support. Whilst it may feel like your family or friends do not understand or support you, there are people who know what you are going through. It’s important that you find a support network that you feel comfortable with.