For some, these feelings and thoughts can be intense and seem confusing. " Being interested in someone of the same sex does not necessarily mean that a person is gay — just as being interested in someone of the opposite sex doesn't mean a person is straight.That can be especially true for people who have romantic or sexual thoughts about someone who is the same sex they are. It's common for teens to be attracted to or have sexual thoughts about people of the same sex the opposite sex.
They feel comfortable about being attracted to someone of the same gender.
But not everyone has the same good support systems.
For people of all sexual orientations, learning about sex and relationships can be difficult.
It can help to talk to someone about the confusing feelings that go with growing up — whether that someone is a parent or other family member, a close friend or sibling, or a school counselor. But many people find that confiding in someone they trust (even if they're not completely sure how that person will react) turns out to be a positive experience.
A 2012 survey by the Human Rights Campaign found that 92% of LGBT teens had heard negative things about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.