SUPPORTING LGBT YOUNG PEOPLE AT DGS
At Dunbar Grammar, we believe every young person should be included and respected in our community no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Speak in person to your Guidance teacher if you have any concerns or by emailing email@example.com
What can at home adults do to support LGBT young people:
Follow the school LGBT+ Allies group on Twitter at @DGSLGBT
LGBT Youth Scotland is a hub of resources for young people and guardians as well as providing online chat service for anyone struggling.
Or have a look at the resources and support groups on Stonewall Scotland
For older students (16+) looking to join a wider community and meet other LGBT individuals through hobbies and events visit LGBT Health and Wellbeing
Queer: an umbrella term for anyone who does not identify as ‘cis’ or ‘hetro’
Lesbian: A girl who is attracted to other girls.
Gay: An umbrella term to describe anyone who is attracted to people of the same gender.
Bisexual: Someone who is attracted to two or more genders.
Pansexual: Someone who is attracted to people and does not take into account their gender.
Asexual: Someone who is not interested in and/or finds sexual intimacy with anyone repulsive.
Intersex: Someone born with internal or external anatomy of both the male and female sex.
Transgender: An umbrella term for anyone who identifies as a gender that is different from what they were assigned at birth.
Cisgender: Someone who identifies as the gender they were assigned at birth.
Nonbinary: Someone who does not identify as male or female but, instead, as a third gender.