We are working to make Scotland the best place for LGBTI young people to thrive and flourish. As part of this vision, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Coming Out Guide for young people aged 13-25 who are Trans, Non-Binary or questioning their gender identity.
We know that coming out isn’t always easy and this guide is a resource to support young people on their journey.
Updated for today’s young people, the guide has been co-written with them and our staff and covers a range of topics including:
• Questioning your gender identity
• How to come out in a way that is safe for you
• Exploring gender expression
• Gender Dysphoria and Gender Euphoria
• The rights of trans, non-binary and questioning young people
The Coming Out Guide provides tips, advice and signposting for young people and features quotes from young contributors sharing their lives experience as trans and non-binary people. The key messages are:
Important notice - updated: 6.12.22
LGBT Youth Scotland are aware of the current statutory inquiry being conducted by the Charity Commission into governance at Mermaids UK. We fully support any investigation into charity governance.
Our priority continues to be supporting LGBTI young people to flourish and thrive. This reference to Mermaids, currently operating as a registered charity regulated by the charity commission, forms part of our supportive resources for young people, and we will not be removing this reference whilst the inquiry is ongoing.