Sexuality is about how you see and express yourself romantically and sexually. This is different for everyone. Gender identity is how you perceive your gender, how you show this to others, and how you want others to treat you.
Unfortunately, some people may have difficulty accepting others who are different to them. This means that many people exploring their sexuality are faced with challenges that may affect their mental health and wellbeing. If someone is making you feel badly about yourself, remember there is nothing wrong with you.
The way you want to describe your gender and sexuality, and who you share that with, is completely up to you.
Watch Dani, James and May Lyn's stories – and remember, you’re not alone.
It’s important to remember that there is a strong LGBTIQA+ community to embrace and support you.
If you’re finding it hard to cope and your social, work or school life are being affected, then it’s time to ask for help.
Getting help when problems develop can reduce the effects of mental health problems and prevent more serious issues developing in the future.
You can find tips for a healthy headspace if you're feeling stressed or having a hard time.