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Judged for being gay

Your Question

Do you think I’ll get judged for being gay


Hey there, thanks for your question!
First of all, we want to welcome you to Ask Alex. It’s courageous to share such personal thoughts and feelings, especially when they involve concerns about being judged for who you are. Please know that you’re not alone in this. Many young people face similar worries about how others might perceive them, particularly when it comes to their sexual orientation.
Being gay is a part of who you are, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. However, we understand that fear of judgment from peers, friends, or even family can feel overwhelming. But remember, there are organisations like and that offer support, guidance, and a community where you can feel accepted and understood.
It’s essential to surround yourself with people who accept and support you for who you are. And while it may take time to find your group, know that there are resources like Childline available 24/7 to lend a listening ear, offer support, and help you explore your options. You can webchat with us through by clicking on the purple Messenger circle, or phone us free on 1800 66 66 66. Our Childline team of real humans, are always here for you, to talk confidentially, without judgment, any time for any reason.
You deserve to live happily and be proud of who you are, without fear of judgment or discrimination.
Always remember, you are never alone in this journey. There are people and organisations ready to support you every step of the way. So don’t hesitate to reach out for help or just to chat. You’re valued, loved, and deserving of happiness, just as you are.
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