Gay lesbian and bisexual teens

Adolescence is the period between the beginning of puberty and reaching adulthood – from the age of around nine until 18.

For all teenagers, the period of adolescence is a time of change, growth and development on all levels. Teenagers who are gay, lesbian or bisexual are overwhelmingly similar to their peers who are heterosexual in overcoming the regular struggles of adolescence. Like their heterosexual counterparts, gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents share the same physical, cognitive, psychological and social tasks of development, many of which are unaffected by issues of sexual orientation.