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2BU And Coming Out

If you think you may be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender it might really get you down. You might feel very frightened, you may feel very alone because you don’t really know what it means and you're terrified of what other people might think should you ask some questions.
You are not alone in what's going on in your head. Many gay and lesbian bisexual and transgender people feel terrible before they come to terms with who they are. This is not because being lesbian, gay bisexual or transgender is bad, but because often lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangender people are seen as the butt of jokes or talked about in a very negative way at school or out and about or even at home. But remember even many straight people get joked about or talked about negatively for all sorts of reasons. It doesn't make any of it right. Most of the time though people get carried anyway and don't actually mean to be cruel.
It really helps if you can talk to someone and get some support from someone you can trust.

Get Confidential Support

You can contact Andrew or Lisa our details are in the Contact us section or our website. You can speak to your school nurse, or parent and family support worker. If you are at college, the student support services all offer support and know about 2BU.

Other helplines

The LGBT+ Switchboard

The LGBT+ Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their gender or sexual identity .
The help line operates from 10am -10pm seven days a week all year round Tel 0300 330 0630. If you prefer you can e-mail them
Having come to terms with your gender or sexual identity is one thing, telling other people and beginning to understand your feelings about people you are attatracted to can take time. It is your choice to 'come out' when you feel ready to.

For Trans people living in Somerset Mind have a help line Tel 0300 330 5468 and a website


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