To Pat / 24 September 2020
i have had a lot of questions about my sexuality in the past
hello pat i have had a lot of questions about my sexuality in the past and i am currently thinking that i would like to identify as a lizard my parents and all of my peers are telling me that it is wrong and that it is against god i do not know what to do but i am really confused at the moment can you tell me what to do much love, Epicgamer123
From Pat /9 October 2020
Thank you for contacting the service with your question.
From what I hear, you are saying that in your past you have had lots of questions about your sexuality and now you are thinking of identifying as a lizard. Also, my understanding is that you appear to be very open around the discussions of GSRD which is a very positive thing for you. It sounds like the support you receive from your friends and parents and your relationship with God are important to you in the process.
When you say you had questions in the past about your sexuality, did you receive extra supports to help you then? Are those supports available to you now in helping you with your confusion? It is important for you to know that you have the right to get help and support, so that you do not have to go through this on your own. You have the right to talk and the right to be listened to and be believed.
Have you heard about the websites www.spunout.ie or www.belongto.org? There are lots of articles on these websites which may be helpful to you in clarifying your identity.
We would not be in a position ourselves to tell you what to do but we are certainly here to listen to you. Childline services are freely available to you through webchat at www.childline.ie and our website also has some articles that you may be interested in reading further about identity and our individual uniqueness.
If you prefer to phone and speak to us, the number is 1800 66 66 66 or you could text us at 51010. You are very welcome to get in contact with us and we will listen to everything that is going on for you. There is not a good or bad time to phone us. Childline is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Any of our facilitators would love to hear from you and discuss your confusion and your feelings. Every call, text or chat we get is important to us, so please know that you are welcome.
It was great hearing from you, and we would like if you would get in contact again.
Take care of yourself and be safe,