• LGBT community research

    Welcome to the website!

    Please take a look around – there’s plenty of options to participate!

    And remember to check back often to join in the debate!
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  • What is it?

    This UK-wide project is aimed at people aged 16+ who either identify as LGBT or who work in the field / identify as an ‘LGBT stakeholder’.

    We want to know if you think LGBT communities exist.

    And if so, what do they mean to you?
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  • Join us!

    We hope you will be part of this project!

    To help, we have created 4 different ways to get your views heard.

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The terms ‘LGBT community’ and ‘LGBT communities’ are often used, but how much do we know about how these terms are understood – and how people experience this ‘community’ or these ‘communities’?

This UK research project aims to address these questions, and explore the impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) health, wellbeing and ‘quality of life’.

If you would like to be involved and contribute your opinion or experiences, you can do this in a number of ways.

For further details about the project, or information about how to participate, please take a look around.

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5/4/16: Just agreed marketing information with the publisher (Routledge), so stay tuned for details of ‘Exploring LGBT spaces and communities: Contrasting identities, belongings and wellbeing’!

22/1/15: Thanks for the recent visits. For all those interested in the research a book should be out later this year …watch this space!

12/11/12: The research report has now been launched – huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the study! See the Outcomes page for downloads

18/9/12: Booking for the final conference (to take place on 9.11.12 in Sheffield) is now open (and filling up fast!) – please get in touch with e.formby@shu.ac.uk if you’d like to register for a free place

11/9/12: Project fieldwork is now complete and data analysis has begun. The survey will close on 30.9.12. If you would like to attend the final project event keep 9.11.12 free!

7/8/12: An interim list of references from the literature search is now available on the references page

18/6/12: It’s not too late to sign up for the Bristol workshop in July! Just let Eleanor know if you’re interested. If you do not live in one of the areas where workshops are taking place but would like to participate beyond, or instead of, the survey, there is also the option of being involved in a telephone interview. Again, just get in touch if you want to know more about this

13/5/12: Thanks very much for people’s contributions to the website recently – many apologies these have taken some time to be published, due to technical difficulties!

12/4/12: People have been commenting on the existing posts within ‘LGBT Now!’ – feel free to add your thoughts, too – or start a new post!

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