A healthy relationship is one in which both partners can be themselves and are respectful to each other. Positive relationships take time, care and commitment.
We learn a lot about how to have relationships as we are growing up and sometimes it is necessary to recognise that we might not have learnt the best lessons from the people around us.
- Relationships ( 3 Articles )
Everyone wants a happy relationship, here are some things to look out for to help you achive it.
- Gender Roles ( 1 Article )
The term ‘butch’ refers to women with more traditionally masculine looks and behaviours and the term ‘femme’ refers to women with more traditionally feminine looks and behaviours.
Transgender ( 3 Articles )
Transgender is an umbrella term used to desribe people who cannot or choose not to conform to societal gender norms associated with their physical sex. Such individuals have gender identities, expressions or behaviours not traditionally associated with their birth sex.
Transgender people live their lives to varying degrees of their chosen gender and may self identify as female, male, trans-women, trans-men, non-operative transsexual, pre-op transsexual, transsexual or transgender.
Transphobia is a fear and dislike of transgender people. Like biphobia, transphobia is present in the lesbian and gay community, just as it is in the straight community.
Both transwomen and transmen can feel a sense of belonging with the lesbian/bisexual community.
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- Domestic Abuse ( 3 Articles )
Rates of domestic abuse in same-sex relationships are the same as in opposite-sex couples. At least one in four lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have experienced domestic abuse.
- Bisexuality ( 1 Article )
Bisexuality is when you are attracted to both men and women. Bisexuality can mean slightly different things for different people.
- Meeting Women ( 3 Articles )
After coming out it's natural to want to find love straight away, but take things slowly. Try to see everyone you meet as a potential mate, not a date. And once you're friends, if you're attracted to each other you never know what might happen...