New to LBQ Life

Whatever age you are when you realise you are attracted to members of the same sex, it can be both difficult and easy to come out. Telling yourself, telling your family and friends comes with many challenges and rewards.

At the bottom of this page is a list of resources and support services and just below is a few jargon terms to help you understand the minefield that is LBQ life!


An LBQ woman who is a celebrity within the community


A celebrity who is also a lesbian

cis female

Cisgender and cissexual (often abbreviated to simply cis) describe related types of gender identity where individuals' experiences of their own gender match the sex they were assigned at birth


Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered 


Below are some support resources available to you to make it easier.

Albert Kennedy Trust

supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people


information & advice for gay, lesbian, bisexual & unsure under twenty-fives. BGIOK is all about common sense, no nonsense advice & information, cutting through the stereotypes and bigotry, & helping young people feel better about their sexuality & about the person they are beyond that

Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality

Mosaic Youth

Mosaic LGBT Youth Project provides you with the opportunity to meet other young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or think they might be, aged 13 to 19, every week in a North West London location

Under the Blossom Tree

specialist registered Company offering coaching and advice to those leaving heterosexual relationships for same sex ones