Experiencing sexuality and gender identity issues
Struggling with sexuality or gender identity can be stressful for anyone. Worrying about whether your family members, friends or community will understand and accept you can make it more challenging. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help navigate the journey while taking care of yourself and your mental health.
Questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity can feel confusing and lonely, but you’re never alone. There are many resources online to learn more and hear stories from others who’ve gone through similar experiences.
The Trevor Project’s Resources
The Trevor Project’s online resource center covers many issues related to sexuality and gender identity including coming out, discrimination, sexual health and relationships.
This video from True Colors United explains the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Gender Identity Terms
The Trevor Project explains some key terms related to gender identity that we should all know and understand.
Exploring your sexual orientation or gender identity, or trying to support a friend who’s struggling with this process, can feel lonely and overwhelming. Here are some actions you can take to help yourself or someone you love.
If struggles related to sexuality or gender are interfering with your ability to get things done, your relationships or overall quality of life, it’s important to reach out for support. These resources are a good place to start.