What do they mean

About Us  -   Eastbourne Rainbow is an LGBTQ 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 receiving information relative to the group.

 For more information - email derek@eastbournerainbow.org.uk or telephone on 07516 670654 (text and voice mail only)

The group is part of AGE Concern Eastbourne and meetings take place once a month in the Venton Centre in Junction Road, Eastbourne BN21 3QY. But at the moment because of the current situation with Covid-19 meetings have been suspended. 

We are planning to re-start our monthly afternoon meetings in July providing the current restrictions continue to be lifted and it is safe for everyone to return.                                                         

LGBTQIA+ What does it mean?

This is an extract from Wikipedia - LGBT (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT)


LGBT (or GLBT) is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s.[4] Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.

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