What Is Orientation?

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Orientation is an enduring personal quality that people feel romantic and/or sexually attracted to persons of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender or to either sexes or more than one gender.

GOSHH works with people of all orientations. This includes, but is not limited, to the following:

Straight (S) is when a person is primarily attracted to a person of the opposite sex or gender.

Lesbian (L) is when a woman is primarily attracted to other women.

Gay (G) is a when a man is primarily attracted to other men. This term can sometimes be used for other sexes (e.g. gay man, gay woman, and gay person).

Bisexual (B) is when a person is attracted to both people of their own gender and also another gender (such as both male and female).

Queer (Q) is an umbrella term used by people to refer to the entire Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) and wider community.

Questioning (Q) is the process of exploring and discovering one’s own sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

We offer the following services in the field of Orientation:

For individuals:

One on one support for adults and under 18s, family support, LGBT peer support group, information, peer networks, counselling, health promotion, and Uth support group for under 18s. More information can be found here(link to orientation/support)

For organisations:

Awareness raising workshops, information, best practice guidelines, assistance in making workplaces more inclusive, tailor made training programmes.

We actively promote LGBQS visibility and diversity within the Mid-West region.