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At the age of 17, Helen realised that she was attracted to women. Initially, she found it scary to admit that she was gay and to be true to herself, but she found the support she was looking for when she turned to her friend, her dad and the support groups around her.

What are Freedom Stories?

ReachOut and ACON worked with a bunch of talented filmmakers and storytellers to produce digital stories. Our storytellers share their own experiences in coming to terms with their sexuality and/or gender, and reveal what they wish they’d known then, that they know now.

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