Coming out as LGBTI+ or transitioning at any time can be challenging. Coming out as LGBTI+ or transitioning as a young person in care can add to this challenge.
After extensive consultation with care-experienced young people, EPIC and our project partners BeLong To, have created 2 leaflets and a short animated video as part of a project funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.
These leaflets and the animation will:
- Outline some of the potential challenges for these children and young people and the professionals in their care situation,
- Highlight supports that can make the ‘coming out’ process less daunting and also
- Raise awareness of the often-harmful effects that being outed can have on a child or young person’s mental health and on the relationship building process.