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Ruth: LGBT Youth Worker

Ruth was involved in running the PYRO (Proud Youth r Out) LGBT youth group in Lancaster in the late 1990s. Here she discusses why she feels there is still a need for groups like this because of the challenges faced by LGBT young people growing up in smaller, provincial places such as Lancaster and Morecambe.

One of the things that I think is very hard about living in a small town in the North is a lot of the excitement and a lot of the stuff that is accessible around being gay and lesbian is in the big cities and it can often feel a very isolated experience.