• LGBT community research

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    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?

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    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!

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    We hope you will be part of this project!

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

    Click the 'read more' link below to find out more...
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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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21/6/17: The book endorsements are now in! Due out 3.7.17. See www.routledge.com/9781138814004 for details

27/2/17: The book is due out this July! See www.routledge.com/Exploring-LGBT-Spaces-and-Communities/Formby/p/book/9781138814004

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’!

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

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