Pat's Answer

To Pat / 15 May 2020

Possibly homophobic family

Your Question

Any tips on coming out to a possibly homophobic family?

From Pat / 15 May 2020


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat.

It sounds like you are thinking of coming out and possibly your family are homophobic, well done for making that brave decision, and you say you are looking for some tips.

Just to let you know the way we work here, and that is that we don’t give advice but we are certainly here to listen and support you and to possibly let you know of options that are available to you.

Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day at 1800 666 666 and we would be more than happy to chat with you if you would like, we are a confidential, non judgemental service. Also, you may find some useful tips on our website under the heading info and advice.

Organisations such as are available to young people and offer help, support and advice. They can also be contacted at 1890 929539.

Hopefully you will find some of the above useful.
Thank you contacting us and we wish you well.

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