This page is for Everyone!
You do not have to be LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning) to look at this page or find out more information.
Crucial: It is estimated that about 10% of people are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
If you or someone you know thinks they might be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender please do not worry. There are many people in the UK who identify as LGBT. If you need to speak to someone about yourself or a friend please see the information at the bottom of this page.
Sexuality - LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual)
Gay men and lesbian women are attracted to people of the same sex.
Bisexual men and women are attracted to people of either sex.
Some people know they are lesbian, gay, or bisexual just as some people know that they are heterosexual, when they begin to have feelings for others. Some people may find that who they are attracted to changes as they grow older, or when they meet new people. Being unsure about who you are attracted to is very common.
Crucial: You can find out more about LGBT+ community and services on the www.lgbtoxon.uk website.
Gender - Transgender
Transgender people identify their gender in line with their inner-self rather than with biological and/or physical features of their body. For example, a transgender man may have been born with female reproductive organs and hormones but internally identifies as being male.
Transgender people may partly or completely transition (change) to become the gender that they identify with. They may change their clothing and appearance as well as change their name in order to identify with their gender. Some transgender people may chose to also have surgery in order to change physical aspects of their body in line with their gender.