What is LGBTQ HIP?
The LGBTQ Health and Inclusion Project (LGBTQ HIP) is a project to engage with lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people who live, work, study or socialise in Brighton and Hove on their healthcare and Council service needs, and other city-wide issues in order to influence future provisions. We aim to be the bridge between the local LGBTQ communities and the Council, NHS and other services. You can find out more about our mission here, and read about the work we’ve been doing here. All of our publications can be found here.
We engage with lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people who live, work and socialise in Brighton & Hove about issues that matter to us. You tell us about your experiences and opinions, and we will tell the council and NHS how to make things better for LGBTQ people.
Recent research has included LGBTQ Healthy Eating and Active Living, LGBTQ Experiences of NHS Complaints and Feedback and an LGBTQ Kitemark Scheme. You can see all of our research and read our reports here.
LGBTQ HIP works for inclusion and diversity within the LGBTQ community. That means working with partners to develop safe spaces for LGBTQ people with intersecting identities and needs including: Disabled LGBTQ people, LGBTQ people from Black, Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ people of faith and more.
Following a consultation the HIP project conducted in 2014 we have since launched an LGBTQ Disability Project and facilitated a monthly group for LGBTQ disabled persons to meet, socialise and campaign. We are currently developing this work and recruiting a disabilities development worker to take this forward and develop our work in this area.
We also send out a monthly newsletter with all of the LGBTQ Health & Inclusion Project news – including our latest research and reports, as well as LGBTQ events and activities around Brighton. You can sign up here.