LGBT Foundation

Rainbow Rebel

Pride should be their middle name. They’ll come out, all feathers blazing. There may just be a pot of glory at the end of its rainbow plumage.

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Rainbow Rebel's Story

Shortly after Rainbow Rebel came out, they experienced bullying at work. As they sobbed on the tram home, a turkey called Martyn, offered them a hanky to blow their beak. Martyn also opened up about the bullying they’d experienced and they bonded over their mutual appreciation for Sue Turk-ins on Bake Off.

Martyn worked at LGBT Foundation and after a few Squawking Therapies together, Rainbow Rebel’s mental well-being was transformed … and their confidence and self-esteem began to grow.  But it wasn’t until attending their first Manchester Pride, that Rainbow Rebel’s running talent came out from beneath their rainbow plumage. While on stage performing their Freddie Turk-ury tribute act, BFF Martyn stumbled and threatened to fall into the crowd.

Quick as a flash Rainbow Rebel, dashed to the rescue and caught Martyn in an unfurled rainbow flag. Martyn instantly knew they had found their fund-racing turkey. After running from their sexuality for years, Rainbow Rebel knew it was time to start running for it.

About LGBT Foundation

With a history dating back to 1975, LGBT Foundation is a nationally significant and inclusive charity supporting the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans in Greater Manchester and across the country. As a charity, close to its beneficiaries each year we serve over 40,000 people, achieving an average 98% satisfaction rating and provide information to a further 200,000 individuals online.

As a result, we provide more services to more LGBT people than any other charity of our kind in the UK. Working together, we are changing LGBT lives for the better and securing a safe, equal and healthy future for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

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