I just saw a psychiatrist about being trans and he said that he thought I might be autistic and because of that he wants me to explore my sexuality before I make any life changing decisions. Is this normal?
Well no, it’s bullshit. Sexuality and gender aren’t even remotely relate besides both being tossed into an acronym together. Also, know that some people feel their genders ARE influenced by their autism, but that doesn’t make them any less valid. I’d find another psychiatrist. Hopefully the place you’re going to has other people you can see. They’re not supposed to get offended if you ask to see someone else. I’ve done it before.
Also, though, be careful. If you get a psychiatrist like my old one, they may try to rush you through your social transition. My psych took things way too fast for me and it made me uncomfortable. Make sure that YOU’RE comfortable, and explore your gender, not your sexuality.