When I was fourteen, I was definitely, ‘LGBTQ issues in my life’, at the time, not in ways that I identify now, because I’ve learnt about my gender and stuff.
Then there was horrific bullying and we did not get even LGBTQ+ PSHE stuff until we were in sixth form, by which point it was kind of too late. Because if they know about it when they’re young, they won’t be horrible to people who are queer. Also if they are LGBTQ+ in any way, they will not be terrified and have hideous mental health problems for their whole teenage years, because they’re just scared of everything.
So, you know, I think that definitely needs to happen.