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Just Like Us staff and ambassadors, educators and LGBT+ young people make up the voices of Just Like Us

"It's only a phase": what not say when a pupil comes out

“I think I’m gay.” This has to be pretty high on a list of situations they don’t properly prepare you for during teacher training. And yet, the way a teacher responds to this statement will have way more impact on a student than successfully integrating an interactive whiteboard into a history lesson. A survey for LGBT Youth Scotland revealed that the average time a young person takes from realising they are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) to telling someone is three and a half years. This means a young person may have spent almost a quarter of their life getting to the point of opening up to someone. Here are ideas to try and help you avoid saying the wrong thing at the crucia

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