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GENDER

Gender refers to the way in which a person feels and thinks about themselves, and the way they dress, speak or move. This can be different to the ‘sex’ they were given at birth. The way you feel about your gender is called your gender identity.

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Info & advice
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    What is gender?
    Gender
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    What is the difference between sex and gender?
    Gender
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    Gender: a few definitions
    Gender
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    Coming out
    Gender
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    Advice on coming out
    Gender
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    Transitioning
    Gender
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    Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying
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Help & support
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    Find LGBT+ support near you
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National organisations for LGBT+ support

You can find details of organisations that offer UK-wide LGBT+ support on our Get Help page.

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Real stories
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    Supporting a trans partner: Emma’s story
    Gender
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    Online spaces helped me discover my identity: Lois’ Story
    Gender
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    Looking for ‘The One’: Em’s Story
    Gender
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    Masturbation: Demi’s Story
    Sex
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    Masturbation: Demi’s Story (a year on)
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