Carolyn – I felt I couldn’t be a lesbian because I’m not butch

Carolyn – I felt I couldn’t be a lesbian because I’m not butch

Welcome to The Spark To Your Success special series about sexual and gender identity.

You’re going to hear the stories of young people (and a couple of young at heart people) who identify as LGBTQ+ or who support somebody who belongs to the community.

The stories are honest and open accounts of each person’s journey of self-discovery around sexual and gender identity. They share the questions they had, fears they felt, their coming out experience and how they were treated by others.

As you would expect the discussion involves some adult themes.

In this episode Tayshan talks to Carolyn about stereotypes, labelling sexuality and sex education – and how sex-ed could be improved in schools for LGBTQ+ young people.

In particular Carolyn discusses the challenges she had around coming out – she went to a Catholic school and a girl identifying as a lesbian was almost unheard of. Plus the stereotypical lesbian was nothing like her.

For more information and resources on sexual and gender identity visit Back On Track Teens

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