It is important, therefore, to master ways to handle such situations and to cope with any related stress. Initially, they didn't take me seriously at all, thinking instead that I had had enough of men. I went to that first session and the rest is history. But I avoided team sports completely. It helped me see how much better life can be when you're honest about who you are. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. You're going to feel a lot of pressure to look a certain way.
I arrived at Inverleith Park in Edinburgh and saw this big, burly, bearded, tattooed guy.
I’m Gay! Now What?
This time we were having a cup of tea and I don't think there were tears though, strangely, I don't recall this coming out as vividly as the one when I was That possibility slowly formed the basis of a massive denial. Often it takes a while to begin thinking of yourself as gay, lesbian or bisexual, or another sexual identity. You have found out your sexual orientation, and you are perfectly normal. Understand that a person who is gay is no different from any other person. There may be agencies, groups, advisers, family members and friends that you can turn to, even if it is just someone to inform of your feelings. This article was originally published in July
Often the young person feels alienated and 'different. I went to that first session and the rest is history. Training with them was a totally new experience. Many had relationships with other girls long before I did. But still I held on to the conviction that eventually I would find a nice boy, and we'd get married, have children. You have found out your sexual orientation, and you are perfectly normal.