Spark To Your Success - Gender and Sexual Identity

Hannah - Realising I'm gay and asexual; not apathetically straight!

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Welcome to The Spark To Your Success special series about sexual and gender identity.

You're going to hear the stories of young people (and a couple of young at heart people) who identify as LGBTQ+ or who support somebody who belongs to the community.

The stories are honest and open accounts of each person’s journey of self-discovery around sexual and gender identity. They share the questions they had, fears they felt, their coming out experience and how they were treated by others.

As you would expect the discussion involves some adult themes.

In this episode Hannah talks about being gay and asexual, which she describes as almost like having two identities. She explains what it means to be asexual and how an incident in a McDonalds as a teenager sparked off her realisation that she was asexual and not apathetically straight.

Tayshan and Hannah also discuss the importance of consent in Hannah's relationship and wider in the LGBTQ+ community.

For more information and resources on sexual and gender identity visit Back On Track Teens

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