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News: UK

Wed 21 Jul, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


A new national programme designed to support the needs of homosexual people claimed a significant number find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation and remain in the place they were born and raised

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Gay people in rural areas suffer isolation and discrimination and feel unable to fully integrate into their communities, it has been claimed.

A new national programme designed to support the needs of homosexual people claimed a significant number find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation and remain in the place they were born and raised.

Derek McDonnell, programme manager for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Diversity, said mainstream services cannot provide proper support, leading to profound isolation and a heightened risk of mental health problems.

Source: PA

 

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