A pink closet will be travelling around the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester to help people come out.
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation are asking people to join them on International Coming Out Day on 11 October and show their support for the mentally and emotionally challenging task that so many people face.
The annual event’s aim is to raise awareness of the network of support that is available to the general public when they come out, making it that little bit easier.
Whether you are lesbian, gay or bisexual, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be providing 24 hour support from 12pm on 10 October to 12pm on 11 October, for those who are questioning, thinking of coming out, or for those who are out and proud and need to talk.
Andrew Gilliver from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation said: ‘Questions around the issues related to coming out are still one of the biggest reasons people contact us.
‘The prospect of coming out can be scary for many lesbian, gay or bisexual people of all ages who fear, rejection and isolation. Sadly, not everyone receives a supportive reaction and coming out can be a difficult thing for some people to understand or come to terms with.
‘Lesbian, gay and bisexual people have to come out many times in their life, and will find themselves in situations where they feel the need or desire to disclose their sexual orientation.’
The charity offers support and advice to anyone regarding the issue of coming out.
Gilliver added: ‘The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone, there are lesbian, gay and bisexual support organisations across the world who are there to offer a helping hand, a friendly ear, and who have vast experience of helping people come to terms with coming out.’
The closet will be touring from 11 to 14 October and you can find more information by visiting the website here.
You can also call the helpline 0845 3 30 30 30 or email [email protected]