Advice from Lacie, a YAC part of the LGBTQ+ Community
Being LGBTQ+ is something that majority of us in the community can struggle with, but this can become an even bigger struggle for young adult carers. Caring is hard enough without an onslaught on conflict about who you are. These conflicting feelings can take over, and become something that plays on your mind night and day.
Even though the overall stance on homosexuality has changed, there are still a vast number of individuals who are abusive towards the community, this can also have an effect on carers - especially if those they care for are part of this group.
Being yourself is a necessity for a healthy mind, and being LGBTQ+ is no different. Embrace who you are, and remember there are always people to talk to, even if you don’t know them, the internet is full of an abundance of forums and help sites. Remember - You Are Valid.