Please look at the map below and contact us with information regarding local gay organisations in your area. This helpline is run on a shoestring, so any financial help would be greatly appreciated. Press the donate button opposite to help out.
Farming is a difficult business at the best of times; the isolation, bad prices, animal diseases and the red tape make life difficult for all farmers. Depression has become an occupational disease as many of you will know and we are here for you. Should you happen to be gay as well this will add a further interesting dimension! Be reassured that there are many other gay farmers. You are not the only one. Despite what you may feel, being gay is not a handicap – in fact it has many positive aspects to it.
Gay Farmer Helpline, talk to someone who understands helps, get in touch or contact us on 07837931894.
IT'S GOOD TO TALK
There may be decisions to be made: should I come out? Can I come out? What will be the effect on those around me? And there are other questions such as how would it affect the farm succession? You may want to talk over your situation and that is where the Gay Farmer Helpline comes in.
Call the helpline and talk to someone who understands the farming situation as well as what it is like to be gay. Total Confidentiality is assured – we understand how delicate and difficult the situation can be.
MAE’N DDA I SIARAD YN IAITH DY HUN
Bosib bod yna benderfyniadau angen eu gwneud. A ddylem ddod allan? A fedraf ddod allan? Beth fydd effaith hynny ar y rhai o’m cwmpas? Bosib cwestiynnau arall fel, pwy sydd am etifeddu’r ffarm? Bosib dy fod eisiau trafod y peth, dyma ble gall llinell gymorth Gay Farmer dy helpu!
Galwa’r llinell gymorth a siarada gyda rhywun sydd yn deall y sefyllfa ffermio ac sydd beth yw i fod yn hoyw. Gallwn sicrhau cyfrinachedd – i ni’n deall faint mor anodd gall y sefyllfa fod! Ffonia nawr!
Gay Farmer Landline
The work we do
Covers the whole of Cheshire & Wirral offering 24:7 support to the farming community with a listening ear.
Gay Outdoor Club
Operates throughout Great Britain and provides a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports for gay men and women.
Focuses on Christian discipleship for those who are gay or for those who find homosexuality difficult to understand.
A community of men who love men, who are dedicated to community-building, creativity, personal growth and friendship.
Keith Ineson, Lead of Gay Farmer Helpline.
Get In Touch
- We know calls can be expensive, so we can call you if you wish. You can also speak to a Welsh Speaker if you prefer, just ask when you ring the helpline and we can arrange for this to happen.
TELEPHONE NUMBER07837 931894
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Can you find me a boyfriend?
The helpline is there to support individuals to discuss and share their thoughts, feelings and concerns about being gay. We listen, offer advice and provide assistance to those who may be trying to come to terms with their sexuality. We may if appropriate provide a befriending service, over an agreed period of time However if you are looking for a boyfriend we suggest that you look on some of the dating websites that are available on the web.
I’m “out” and quite comfortable in being a gay man. However, there are times when I do have dark periods, and just want to talk to someone.
Anyone can call the helpline, even if they just want to talk and share their worries. We understand that being gay isn’t always easy and like most people we have our ups and downs. We’re happy to be a listening ear to any woes and worries you may be feeling or experiencing.
Is the Gay Farmer helpline only available to gay farmers? I’m a tree surgeon and work in the countryside?
The helpline isn’t just for farmers it is available to anyone who works and lives in the countryside, or has countryside matters very close to their hearts!
If my friends find out I’m gay, I’m petrified of losing them
Coming out is a personal decision and any conversation you have with a volunteer on the helpline will be completely confidential. It is understandable that you are concerned about the possibility of losing friends and unfortunately that can happen. However, in many cases your friends may have already suspected that you were gay and when they do find out, may make less of a deal of it than yourself! It is only during “challenging times” that you find out who your true friends are, and if you lose a few, were they really genuine friends of yours, who probably were more concerned about themselves, than your happiness and welfare. Remember, those type of friends could be replaced by honest, sincere, gay friends whose friendship would be unconditional and who would value you for the person you are.
Can I contact the helpline by Skype or Facetime?
Initial contact is best by telephone. However, if it felt that a caller would benefit from being befriended and for that to occur after a series of conversations with a helpline volunteer, then the possibility of possibly using Skype or Facetime as a communication tool could be considered. However, the privacy of both the caller and volunteer would need to be taken into consideration and respected before any decision would be made.
I’ve had unprotected sex, and I’m worried that I may have caught something!
We would discuss with you your worries and concerns but would encourage you to approach your local STI clinic who would be able to provide you with more specialist advice and information.