Sexual Orientation

Facts

Supporting LGB people

You don’t have to be gay, lesbian or bisexual to recognise the injustice and discrimination that the people in these communities face. You may be straight, but you can still be an ally or supporter.

Coming out

‘Coming out’ is short for ‘coming out of the closet’, which means telling people around you that you are gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

Homosexuality: attitudes and law

To say that sexual orientation is seen differently in different parts of the world is putting it mildly. Cultural and personal attitudes to homosexuality vary widely.

Homophobia

If you’re gay, lesbian, or bisexual, you’ve probably experienced some kind of homophobia: prejudice against you because of your sexual orientation.

Gay, lesbian and Bisexual

Everyone has a sexual orientation. Who do you feel sexually, romantically and emotionally attracted to?

Am I gay?

Understanding your thoughts, feelings and desires can be difficult. You don’t just wake up one day with all the answers about your sexuality, whether you’re gay or not.

Ten myths about homosexuality

Hundreds of myths about homosexuality are doing the rounds out there. Here are ten common myths from around the world.