Allsorts Youth Project has released a new Coming Out resource, written by and for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual+ (LGB+) or unsure of their sexual orientation.
Ryan Gingell, Allsorts’ Brighton & Hove Project Manager and writer/collator of the resource, said: ‘In today’s world, there are many out LGB+ children, young people and adults. However, most of us are still living in and growing up in communities where the norm is to be straight/heterosexual. We know that the reality for many people will be very different to the assumptions that are made about them so the young people of Allsorts Youth Project wanted to come together and share their stories, ideas and tops tips about what sexual orientation and coming out means to them.’
With 45% of LGBTQ+ students having been bullied at school for being LGBTQ+, and 52% having reported to regularly hear homophobic language at school (Stonewall School Report, 2017), it is clear that though society has come a long way, there is still much work to be done in changing the hearts, minds and attitudes towards LGB+ people, and in reassuring LGB+ young people that they are not alone.
Allsorts’ new resource also provides a wide array of coming out stories from young people through to staff members. One Allsorts Youth President says: ‘If I had one piece of advice to give my younger self, it would be to not be scared; it’s okay to take your time with coming out and if it changes over time that’s totally okay and you are 100% valid!’
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