Rainbow-coloured banner reading Count Me In Too, LGBT Lives in Brighton and HoveCount Me In Too was an award-winning research project where lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in Brighton & Hove shared their views and experiences, and worked with service providers and others to gather and present evidence that would promote positive changes for LGBT people.

The Count Me In Too research project built on learning from the Count Me In research project in 2000 and other local research into the experiences of local LGBT people. Data was gathered from LGBT people who live, work and socialise in Brighton & Hove. In 2006, 819 people completed questionnaires and 69 people discussed issues in focus groups. These included LGBT people with shared identities, such as older people, young people, Black & Minority Ethnic people, parents, hate crime survivors and Deaf people. The data was initially analysed by an Action Group composed of local LGBT people, and initial findings were published in June 2007 in an academic report with a parallel community report.

Since then the project has produced 10 detailed reports with LGBT people and local service providers on a range of themes.

Although the project has since ended, its findings are still used today. You can find all of the project’s published reports and materials on this blog via the tabs at the side.

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