If you are just beginning to be aware of romantic or sexual attraction to other women your feelings might have taken you by surprise. Most of the relationships which are visible to us at home, in society and in the media are straight relationships and most of us grow up thinking our relationships will follow suit - or feel that our relationships are expected to be straight.
Around 1 in 10 people are gay, lesbian or bisexual. Most major UK cities have thriving LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) communities and there are plenty of ways to meet like-minded people.
For more information and support follow this link to local youth groups
You can also learn more on this site: www.mesmacnortheast.com/young-people
Alternatively download this leaflet produced for young LGBT people - you can also pick up a copy from MESMAC: Young Persons Guide - MESMAC