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LGBTQ: Sexuality and Gender Identity

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

My story about being gay

A story about self acceptance about being gay and the value of reaching out for support.

My story of being a gay teen father

This is Dayton-Kyle's story of becoming a father while coming to terms with his sexuality.

The road to becoming me

Here’s Sidney’s story of how she stood up for her sexual identity after facing resistance from her family.

Male born in a female body

Struggling to come out as transgender? Read Joe’s story.

Dealing with close-minded parents

This is Mary's story about how she coped with the backlash from coming out to conservative parents.

My brother

This is Amilia's story about her brother who faced rejection after coming out to his parents but resolved to still live a happy, productive life.

Learning to love yourself

This is the story of a young man who, through self-education and faith, found the courage to accept his sexuality.

Feeling comfortable with my homosexuality

Here is the story of a young man who learned to embrace his own sexuality and find comfort in his own sense of self-worth.

From Victoria to Alex: my transgender life

Here’s Alex’s story about being a transgender teen.

Accepted in both worlds, or not at all?

Here is Mai's story of depending on supportive friends while questioning her sexuality.

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