Taking Pride in Building Healthy Relationships
Day One supports people of all gender expressions. That’s why we use “they” pronouns here.
Everyone deserves to be in a safe relationship. No matter your sexual identity, gender expression, or whether you’re publicly out, you deserve a respectful and supportive partnership.
When it comes to healthy LGBTQ+ relationships, there are lots of ways you and your partner can create safety for each other. In a healthy LGBTQ+ relationship, your partner:
Supports and affirms your sexual identity and gender expression
Holds your sexual identity or gender expression in confidence, if you’re not publicly out
Encourages you to safely express yourself in your relationship
Respects your boundaries about sexual activity and promotes safer sex
Takes responsibility for themselves and their actions
Shares decision-making with you equally
Speaks honestly and builds trust through open communication
Refrains from manipulative, controlling, or jealous behaviors
And you should do the same for your partner! Both people in a relationship must work together to create trust and safety.
Want to learn more about your dating rights? Check out our LGBTQ+ Know Your Rights Guide.