‘What’s In Your Closet?’ is a resource about coming out for young people, families, and professionals, produced by Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth.

The purpose of this resource is to offer advice to young people who are considering coming out; offer advice to parents and families; to offer guidance to teachers and youth workers who are supporting young people through this process.

‘What’s In Your Closet?’ was created by Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth group members who share their stories and experiences of coming out as LGB&T. Video clips contain interviews, tips, and commentary.

A DVD Resource Pack is available free on request. To obtain copies, please contact admin@cara-friend.org.uk.

Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Coming Out Resource – 1 – Young People

This is part 1 of the Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Resource Pack. This section is aimed towards young people who are considering coming out, and it gives some general advice and guidance on how, when, where and why to come out. It also features some role play scenarios from our members, in a DO and DON’T format.

Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Coming Out Resource – 1b – One experience

In this section, one of our members talks about his experience in coming out to his best friend.

Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Coming Out Resource – 2 – Parents and Families

This is part 1 of the Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Resource Pack. This section is aimed towards young people who are considering coming out, and it gives some general advice and guidance on how, when, where and why to come out. It also features some role play scenarios from our members, in a DO and DON’T format.

Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Coming Out Resource – 3 – Teachers and Youth Workers

This section is aimed towards teachers, youth workers, and those who often work with young people. It informs on how you can help support an LGBT young person under your care, with some advice and discussion, as well as a thought-provoking roleplay between a principal and student.

Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Coming Out Resource – 4 – Health and wellbeing

Health is an important topic for everyone, not just LGB&T people. In this section, you can get some advice on how to keep healthy, how to avoid STI’s, and how to get help if you think you need a checkup. Some role-plays between young people show how simple this can be.

Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Coming Out Resource – 4b – Sean talks on safe sex

Here, one of our volunteers Sean talks about sex, including how to have safe sex, and safe sex negotiation between young people.

Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Coming Out Resource – 5 – Final thoughts and credits

Liam sums up the resource video, and has the final thoughts. Some final tips and advice.

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