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We provide Helpline and Instant Messaging Services, and Peer Support Groups Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Available during LGBT Helpline opening hours. Young people may find it more useful to look at websites like Kids Helpline in your relationship, we advise you to seek professional help as soon as possible. Relationship advice for men Accepting your feelings of attraction to the same sex and “coming out”, can cause upheaval in your life as family and friends may.GAY RELATIONSHIP ADVICE
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As a result they may spend years of their life not being able to be themselves and express themselves in the way they would like to be and this can cause enormous distress and pain. If you are subjected to any kind of prejudice, bullying, harassment, because of your sexuality it is important to get help and support for yourself and to recognise that people who are homophobic lack understanding so don't allow other people's lack of understanding to make you feel bad about yourself.
There is no right time for coming out - it has to be right for you and never allow others to push you into doing something you don't want to do. It may help to talk through your feelings with a helpline, counsellor, friend, and to look through some of the information on the internet. Many young people are particularly worried as to whether their parents will still love and accept them.
Some parents are fine with this and others do take time to accept and adjust - if you don't get the reaction you would like give your parents, family, friends, time - just as you may have been confused about your feelings - others may be confused about their feelings. There are helplines and support groups for parents and families, friends so if anyone you tell is having a hard time accepting what you have told them it may help to give them information on some of the agencies who can give support and information to them.
If people don't react in the way you would like it doesn't mean they love you any the less but some people have grown up with very fixed ideas, they also may have fixed religious beliefs which can get in the way of acceptance and understanding so give people time and hopefully they will realise that you are still the same person you were before you came out and that they love you just the same and it doesn't make any difference at all to how they feel about you or treat you.
There is also a great deal of information on the internet which can be a great source of support and help with feelings of isolation and also ways of meeting other people who are in the same situation as yourself. Please remember if you go into chatrooms, arrange to meet anyone - keep yourself safe and don't divulge any personal information. If you meet up with anyone always tell someone where you are going and meet in a public place.
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There are people on the internet who pose as young people who are in fact paedophiles so you always need to be careful. We have also included agencies which provide help, information, advice and support to transsexuals, transvestites and anyone confused about gender issues.
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