Stories Marcus' Story Marcus arrived at the Manchester office when he was sofa surfing at a friend’s home. Fearing rejection, he had not come out to his friends- he had previously been ostracised by his community in Bristol. Marcus came to Manchester to start a new life and escape isolation. akt supported him by giving him access to akt’s mentoring service and provided him with a Rainbow Starter pack to help him move into his new home. akt also helped Marcus find a job and supported him along each step of finding new accommodation. He is now settled into his new home, feels much happier and has a supportive group of friends. If you would like to make a donation to akt, click here.