Sexual Orientation

Everyone is different – their bodies, who they love, and how they identity themselves. It is important to understand these differences and learn about how others deal with whom they love and their relationships.       

Facts

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Coming out

‘Coming out’ is short for ‘coming out of the closet’, which means telling people around you that you are gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
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Being supportive

You don’t have to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual to recognize the injustice and discrimination that the people in these communities face. You may be straight, but you can still be an ally or supporter.
Africa Gay Pride

Homosexuality and the law

To say that homosexuality is seen differently in different parts of the world is putting it mildly. Cultural and personal attitudes to homosexuality vary widely.
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Lesbian, gay and bisexual

Everyone has a sexual orientation. Who do you feel sexually, romantically and emotionally attracted to?