Rekha (St Cuthbert’s College)

I went all the way through St Cuthbert’s College – from New Entrants to Year 13. I came out as bisexual in Year 10. I use the phrase “came out” loosely – I told a couple of people that I might not be straight, and they told everyone else. The news wasn’t received well by my peers, but it was never something I denied. I take pride in it as an experience that taught me about myself; about having the strength to be upfront. I put my head down and stuck it out with the whispers and rumours, eventually realizing that it was not worth caring what other students thought about it when I knew I had done nothing wrong. But it would not be until the second year of university that I would tell my parents.

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