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How do I support my friend who has just come out

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My friend just came out how do I support themn


Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex.  

Thank you for sending your question to Ask Alex. We’re glad you were able to get in touch.   

You said that your friend just came out and you are looking for advice on how to support them. If your friend has chosen to come out to you, it is because they trust you and want to share this important part of themselves with you.  

For more information about supporting someone who has come out to you, you can log onto There are also come articles on the Childline website which you may find helpful including  

If you would like to have a chat about how you are feeling, you can always contact us here at Childline, by clicking on the Live Chat button on this website, or giving us a call on 1800 66 66 66. You can talk about anything you want to, and we are here to listen to whatever you would like to say. 

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