Like autism, gender identity and sexual orientation exist on a spectrum.
The unique experience of being young, autistic and LGBTQ+ has often been overlooked. We recognise there hasn’t been enough LGBTQ+ specific resources in the autistic community.
Some research suggests that gender identity and sexuality are more varied in autistic people. Being LGBTQ+ and autistic are two identities that co-exist, and being autistic does not change any LGBTQ + identity.
To support autistic young people in understanding themselves and others, we have worked closely with LGBTQ+ autistic young people to produce articles and visual stories, based on their own experiences.
In this video, three of our Youth Network members about their experiences of being an LGBTQ+ autistic young person; from finding events that are inclusive for the autistic community, to following LGBTQ+ content creators online.