This article was updated by the Great British Mag content team on 1 February 2022
Our story about one student’s struggle of going public with her sexuality, especially when it came to telling her family, prompted a huge response.
Many of you contacted us with your own stories and asked for help. So, we hosted a panel discussion with Aarzoo, who shared her personal journey as a LGBT student in higher education and gave some great advice about coming out to friends and family.
LGBT Higher Education Students: Where to go for support
If you ever need support, advice or a calm voice to talk to, these helplines and charities are here to help:
LGBT Foundation: (0845 3303030) (10am-10pm, daily) Helpline run by Lesbian and gay health charity. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samaritans: (116 123) 24-hour helpline support for those experiencing distress, despair and/or suicidal feelings
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline: (0300 3300630) (10am-10pm, daily) Referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people and anyone considering issues around their sexuality or gender identity issues.