Sexual orientation is about who you’re attracted to.
Sexual orientation describes the way a person feels toward people of a particular sex and/or gender– both romantically and sexually.
Please note that throughout this section the acronym LGBTQ will be used, which refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/trans and queer or questioning.
Although references to transgender/trans people are included in this content, we acknowledge that gender identity is separate from sexual orientation. References to transgender/trans people are included here because they may share some similar experiences.
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Last reviewed March 2014 by the Kids Help Phone counselling team