Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Asexual support
In addition to the local groups, listed below, Stonewall is a national organisation that supports lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. They imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and we can live our lives to the full.
Worried about your mental health?
Some of us identify as LGBTQIA+. This means we may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, or asexual. Or we may define our gender and sexuality in other ways. Stonewall's glossary lists many more terms.
Anyone can experience a mental health problem. But those of us who identify as LGBTQIA+ are more likely to develop problems like:
- low self-esteem
- anxiety, including social anxiety
- eating problems
- misusing drugs and alcohol
- suicidal feelings
- other mental health problems
Being LGBTQIA+ does not cause these problems. The reasons why those of us with LGBTQIA+ identities are more likely to get them are very complicated. But it is most likely to do with facing things like:
- homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
- stigma and discrimination
- difficult experiences of coming out
- social isolation, exclusion and rejection