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Understanding your gender identity
transgender, gender fluid
Questioning your gender identity?
As with sexuality, your feelings about your gender can also change from day-to-day. If you feel uncomfortable about your gender then puberty can become an even more difficult time.
Gender identity (how you feel about your gender) and sexuality (your sexual preferences) aren't the same thing, but they can be linked. Have a look on the NHS website for some really useful info and advice about gender identity and on The Mix website you can read Young and trans?
Many of the young people at Outreach Youth said the internet was great in helping them come to terms with their sexuality or gender identity. Many said that they didn't receive any of this information at school, so YouTube videos taught them a lot and provided support and reassurance.
Watch Leo's story - featuring 13-year-old Leo in Lowestoft, who shares his story about being a boy born in a female body.