What does LGBTQ+ mean?
LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and more. Even though people refer to them together, gender identity isn’t the same as sexuality.
Sexuality is often used to describe sexual and romantic attraction. But these aren’t always the same:
- Sexual attraction is how physically attracted to someone you are, and includes whether you would like to have sex with them.
- Romantic attraction is how much you’re emotionally attracted to someone.
You might feel both romantic and sexual attraction to the same people or these might be different.
It's natural to be confused about your sexuality or need time to work out who you are. Some people know who they’re attracted to from a really young age. For other people, it’s not so simple and can take a while to work out.
However you’re feeling about your sexuality, you can talk to us or express yourself through our Art box.