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Our information hub has resources for every LGBTQ+ young person. From working out who you are, to coming out, and living your life the way you want.

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harmful relationships

Harmful Relationships

sexual health clinics

Sexual health clinics

sexually transmitted infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Good Sex is

Good Sex is (Gay and Bi Men)

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Good Sex is (Trans People)

Good Sex is

Good Sex is (Women who have sex with Women)

trans non-binary and questioning coming out guide for young people

Trans and Non-Binary Coming Out Guide

updating your school or college

Updating your school or college

updating young scot

Updating Young Scot

updating your health records

Updating your health records

getting a new passport

Getting a new passport

updating your bank details

Updating your bank details

updating HMRC

Updating HMRC

updating your driving license

Updating your driving licence

gender identity clinics

Gender identity clinics

getting a gender recognition certificate

Getting a Gender Recognition Certificate

changing your name (formally)

Changing your name (formally)

LGBT A - Z

LGBT A to Z

questioning your gender identity

Questioning your gender identity

questioning your sexual orientation

Questioning your sexual orientation

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Coming out

rights at work

Rights at work

what is sexual health?

What is sexual health?

gender dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria

You are not alone. There are lots of people who want to help. What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is when someone you are in a relationship with (or used to be in a relationship with) tries to control and…

You have the right to access sexual health services and to take care of your sexual health. We know that LGBTQ+ young people might feel awkward or intimidated visiting sexual health services.   We've answered some of the most common…

Sexually transmitted infections or STIs are infections that can be passed from person to person during sex. STIs can be passed on through different forms of sexual contact, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex. You may have symptoms, but STIs…

If you’re having sex with other guys, or thinking about having sex with other guys, it’s important to know your stuff. Good Sex Is…for men who have sex with men talks through the essentials to help you make sure you can…

Good Sex Is…an inclusive guide for trans people  is an inclusive and positive guide about sex and relationships for trans people and partners.    Our identities, our bodies and how we choose to express ourselves should be celebrated and valued. …

Good Sex Is…for women who have Sex with women (link to resource)  is an inclusive and positive guide about sex and relationships for young women.    This guide is for all women who have sex with women, regardless of their…

To change the name on your Young Scot Card:   Gather proof of your name change such as an original copy of your deed poll or statutory declaration. Get in touch with your local authority and ask them to update…

Information on how to update your name and gender on your health records Changing Your Name and Gender at the GP Surgery You can change your name, title, or gender with the NHS at any time you like by telling…

To change your name and gender on your passport you will need to get some official documents together, and pay passport fees.   If you are over 16, this can be done without parental consent. If you are under 16,…

The process for changing your name will depend on who you bank with.    We’ve included some popular banks below but it's worth checking your own bank’s website or to find out more. RBS To change your name or title…

Updating your title or name Telling HMRC that you’ve changed your title or name will update your personal records for: Income Tax and National Insurance Tax credits and benefits, including child benefit Other services, including the pension service To change…

It does not cost anything to change your title, name or gender on your driving licence. If you want to change your photo at the same time there is a cost.   To change name, gender or title on your…

If you’re questioning your identity, you might go to a gender identity clinic.  We have created this content with help from some doctors and nurses at some of Scotland’s gender identity clinics. It will help you understand what gender identity clinics…

Learn more about Gender Recognition Certificates (GRCs) What is a Gender Recognition Certificate A Gender Recognition Certificate is a document that allows trans people to get legal recognition of their gender.   In the UK, you can only change your…

Changing your name may be part of your transition, but the process can feel confusing and overwhelming.   Here you'll find guidance on how to change your name.  Informal name change You can change your name any time informally by…

Our LGTQ+ A-Z gives an outline of key terms and labels split into gender and sexuality.    Whether you’re questioning your own identity or here to learn more about our community remember you don’t have to fit a neat label…

Work out who you are, and what makes you happy! What is gender identity? Firstly, let’s talk about gender. There are lots of ways to describe gender, but generally it is how you feel in relation to being male, female…

Sexuality is a spectrum, it's personal and it can change What is sexual orientation/ sexuality?  Our sexual orientation or sexuality is who we are attracted or not attracted to.    This can take many shapes and forms. Your sexuality could…

What does coming out mean? Coming out is when you tell someone about your sexuality or gender identity for the first time. You may do this more than once, when you meet new people or if your identity changes.   …

You have the right to be free from discrimination at work As an LGBTQ+ person, you might have concerns about discrimination in the workplace. We want to make sure that you know what your rights are, and what to do if…

Sex means different things to different people It is used as a broad term for different activities between people, such as:   Oral sex Vaginal sex Anal sex The use of hands and other body parts Talking Sexting Sex should…

Learn more about gender dysphoria and how it can make you feel. We’ll  also share some tips to help you understand and cope with these feelings.This page was written with the help of young people at Trans Youth GlasgowWhat is…