We all feel different sometimes. For lesbian, gay, bi and trans LGBT young people, finding other people you can relate to can be really tough. Most people do. This makes it easier to talk about more private things, like love and sex, and share things you might not have told anybody else about, like your gender identity or your sexual orientation. One in three married couples meet for the first time online. And LGBT couples are even more likely to have started their relationship online. The internet can be fun and it can be a lifeline, especially for young LGBT people.
Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments. Some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes.
There is a range of different terms for the rainbow of different sexual orientations. You may hear of trans-gendered, bisexual and gay and wonder what the differences are. First off, LGBTQ stands for L esbian G ay B isexual T rans-gendered or trans-sexual Q ueer or sometimes questioning , and is meant to be an inclusive way of meaning sexual orientation and gender identity. Everyone has their own identity and orientation. Your feelings — both sexual and emotional — towards one sex or another may stay constant over time or change over the years.