Welcome to The Spark To Your Success special series about sexual and gender identity.
You're going to hear the stories of young people (and a couple of young at heart people) who identify as LGBTQ+ or who support somebody who belongs to the community.
The stories are honest and open accounts of each person’s journey of self-discovery around sexual and gender identity. They share the questions they had, fears they felt, their coming out experience and how they were treated by others.
As you would expect the discussion involves some adult themes.
Tegan is a teacher and identifies as a bisexual woman. She talks to Tayshan about how she's never really come out. She just doesn't see it as thing she needs to do - especially as it's not something that is expected of typically straight people.
Tegan also talks about how important it is to teach children about sexuality and gender.