Local MP Bill Wiggin has offered his support to a new advice line for LGBT people in Herefordshire.

Commenting on the service, which is being formally launched by the Rainbow Forum tomorrow afternoon, Bill said:

‘The Rainbow Forum is a fantastic organisation offering a crucial service not only to members of the local LGBT community here in Herefordshire but also their friends and family.

Dealing with issues of gender or sexuality can often pose challenges. Young people in particular may find themselves feeling frightened, confused or isolated – with nowhere to turn and no one to turn to.

In situations like this a dedicated helpline run by volunteers able to identify with their concerns is a truly invaluable resource. For others it will offer an important supply of readily accessible, reliable practical advice and information.

I would like to pay tribute to all those involved with this important initiative.’