LGBTÂ (orÂ GLBT) is anÂ initialismÂ that stands forÂ lesbian,Â gay,Â bisexual, andÂ transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialismÂ LGB, which was used to replace the termÂ gayÂ in reference to the LGBTÂ communityÂ beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s.Â Activists believed that the termÂ gay communityÂ did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.
Eastbourne Rainbow This is an "LGBT" group for the 50+ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities living in Eastbourne and the surrounding area, for socialising, making new friends, gaining support and obtaining information which is relative to the group. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.00pm until 3.30pm in the Girder Room at AGE Concern Eastbourne's "Venton Centre" which is in Junction Road, Eastbourne BN21 3QY with Tea, Coffee and biscuits. We now request £1.00 entrance per person to cover costs. If you would like to make contact prior to a meeting please leave a message or text on our Telephone line 07516 670654 [this is text and voice mail only]
Also if you would prefer you can be met at the AGE Concern Reception desk by a group member who will be pleased to accompany you to the meeting For more information please contact the Group's facilitator
" Coffee Mornings"
This is an additional meeting time and place for the Eastbourne Rainbow Group, we are now meeting on the second Wednesday of each month in the "Pantry Cafe" at the AGE Concern Venton Centre from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, and all existing and new members are invited to join us for a chat.Sometimes during the meetings we can be too busy with other matters that we do not have quite the time for other conversations.We do like to talk to everyone about all matters which are important to our members, and to try to help where we can.
Information on Hate Crime.
Brighton and Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard was founded in 1975 and has been providing services to the LGBTQ+ community in Brighton and beyond ever since. Originally operating as a helpline Switchboard has expanded over the years to include a face-to-face counseling service and to provide diversity, awareness and LGBTQ+ affirmative practice training to local organisations..
Recent Website Outage
We are very sorry the site has been unavailable for the last few weeks.
This was due to a hardware failure at our hosting company.
We have restored most of the site and there are still some items missing, which I hope to recover over the next week or so.
We have also taken the opportunity to upgrade the site to the latest version, which includes some new features,
which we hope to implement over the same period.
There has been a major upgrade in our security, toÂ prevent 'hacks' to the site.Â This will help us to identify individuals / sites which
attempt to break in and cause damage. You may have noticed the new logo on the front page.