LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people may face prejudice, discrimination and isolation. These added stresses can lead, in part, to higher rates of mental health and substance use problems. Supportive communities and knowledgeable service providers help build resilience and well-being so everyone is included and respected.
Coming out is not just about telling others that we are lesbian, gay or any other sexual identity. It’s an ongoing process of living our sexualities and bringing them out and into our families, faiths, workplaces and communities.