Homophobic and transphobic bullying can be hard to deal with. Bullying can have a negative impact on your self-esteem, and you may feel scared and alone. It is important to remember that it is not your fault that you are being bullied, and nobody has the right to bully you.
Telling a parent, a teacher, a youth/sports group leader, or someone in a position of authority who can help, is very important. If you find it too difficult or you’re frightened, ask a friend to support you and be with you when you talk about the bullying.
If you are being bullied, it can be challenging to talk about it, especially if you are LGBTI+ and have not come out. It is important that you do what feels right for you. You can talk to us at BeLonG To or find a local LGBTI+ youth group and talk to the Youth Worker there. There are also many confidential helplines you can call. By telling someone what is going on, you can start to feel more in control of the situation.