Survey seeks input from the local gay community

LOCAL lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities are being asked to share their experiences and views by taking part in an online survey run by the University of Brighton.

The questionnaire is specifically designed for those who live, work, and socialise in Hastings, Rother, and East Sussex.

The aim is for the information gathered to be used to inform public services for LGBT people.

The LGBT Equalities Forum will also be running drop-in sessions, to which people can come and fill in the questionnaire in a private space, and ask the researchers any questions.

The first of these will be held on December 3 at the University of Brighton in Hastings, in Havelock Road, from 11am to 3pm.

The forum includes members from local community groups such as the Hastings & Rother Rainbow Alliance, public services like the police and the NHS, activists, students, academics and interested individuals.

Complete the questionnaire now by visiting, or contact the LGBT Equalities in Hastings, Rother & East Sussex Forum through Nick McGlynn by emailing, calling 01273 642377, or visiting