LGBT people in rural areas in particular still face difficulties coming out

Some people still face difficulties in coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender especially in close-knit rural communities such as in the west and north west.

That’s according to Paula Fagan, coordinator of the LGBT Helpline, during the launch today in Galway of a new guide to LGBT support services in Connacht.

As well as helping LGBT people, the new guide is also for medical professionals and anyone working in support services.

Speaking to Ocean FM News Paula Fagan says support services are vital especially for people in rural areas: