If you’re gender or sexually diverse, having people around who understand you can help you learn more about yourself which, ultimately, can help your headspace.

We loved seeing the Headspace guys in this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. It reminded us that there’s no wrong way to explore your sexuality or gender – it’s yours to own. And there’s no reason to feel pressured to define your sexuality or gender if you’re not ready yet.

Headspace believe that being able to fully live your sexuality and/or gender is an important step for LGBTIQA+ people, and having a supportive community around you can make things easier – and they’re right!

While all of your friends and family can provide support, feeling part of the LGBTIQA+ community can provide solidarity and sense of belonging. While everyone’s situation is different, there are a couple of things you can do to find a supportive community where you can be you.

It’s really important to surround yourself with a strong community that supports you regardless of your gender or sexuality. These are the people who respect your sexuality, support your personal journey, and offer empathy and advice. They’ll be the people who you can trust and turn to for support when you’re struggling.

This information has been extracted from the Headspace website. To read more visit https://headspace.org.au/blog/finding-your-own-lgbtiqa-community/