It has already made its mark on audiences overseas. Now one Sydney gay support group is preparing for an emotional reaction to acclaimed gay cowboy film Brokeback Mountain here.The Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW (GLCS) will offer support to people affected by the emotionally wrenching movie after it opens in Australia tomorrow.The service is anticipating viewers will react strongly to the themes of intolerance, heartbreak and emotional conflict in the Golden Globe Award-winning film, which tells the story of two US ranchers who cannot admit their love for one another.We felt that there could be a significant number of men and women in NSW who could see this representation and relate to it – men who have been in this position or women who have been in this position, or even worse, are currently in that position and may need some help, GLCS male co-president Michael Nelson told Sydney Star Observer.He believed the Brokeback Mountain initiative was the first of its kind to be offered by the GLCS.The support service was open to all, he said.GLCS telephone counsellors will be available on 8594 9596 each day from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. People outside of Sydney can call 1800 184 527.

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