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Andrew's Story

In Manchester, I found myself feeling very adrift and isolated. I came to AKT as I felt like I had nobody to talk to and as an LGBT organisation I felt confident that they would understand and be able to help me with the problems I was having at the time.

Read more... Published: 05.02.2013

Barak's Story

My parents are religious people and I was brought up in a very strict household. As a son I was expected to help discipline my sisters, and was beaten when I refused to join my father in being violent to them.

Read more... Published: 05.02.2013

John's Story

John, a young gay man from Manchester, fled his homophobic father’s attacks after ‘coming out’ to his parents. He subsequently spent a couple of weeks sleeping in a gay sauna, as it provided warmth during the freezing winter nights...

Read more... Published: 05.02.2013

Zeph's Story

My family were always being hostile to me about my gender identity and my sexuality. I was always being told it was wrong. I felt ostracised by my family- they would all stop talking when I entered the room and finally I was kicked out by my Mum...

Read more... Published: 05.02.2013

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