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Tue 6 Apr, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

The storyline will be particularly powerful among teenagers who are questioning their sexuality - a quarter of LGF Helpline calls are about issues related to 'coming out

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As Corrie heads into its first lesbian storyline in the shows history, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) have praised the storyline and the shows movement in helping youngsters come to terms with their sexuality.

This Sunday, the two Weatherfield teens find themselves locking lips in a moment of passion leaving both youngsters with so many unanswered questions surrounding their sexuality.

Sophie (Brooke Vincent) and best friend Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson) are set to kiss this weekend and both actress’s are said to be thoroughly excited about the future story they get to tell.

According to Inside Soap Magazine, Vincent speaks about the kiss between the two girls, saying, “It's going to be implicit, not explicit, and we want that to come across.

It's emotional and more about the feelings.

'Sacha and I were friends long before Corrie and I'm so glad it's her. We've been to drama school together and known each other since we were six or seven.

'We've talked about it, we're so close so we'll be alright. I've just told her as long as she sticks to her own side when it comes to the kissing scenes things will be fine. But no tongues.

'It will also let other teenage girls know they are not the only ones going through it if they are experiencing something similar. Often there aren't as many lesbian characters on TV compared to gay ones so it's a really positive thing for the soap.'

LGF representative and opinion writer Joanne Dunning has praised the storyline and is said to be ‘over the moon’ with this issue being tackled for all to learn from.

"The storyline will be particularly powerful among teenagers who are questioning their sexuality - a quarter of LGF Helpline calls are about issues related to 'coming out'.

"It's easy to feel isolated and like you're the only one having these feelings, so seeing someone your age working through the same thoughts and fears as you on TV could resonate strongly with young lesbian, gay and bisexual people."

She added: "Who knows where this story will go, but both actresses seem good eggs, Parkinson has spoken of sticking up for her gay mate at school and Vincent realises the importance of the storyline for young gay people."

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