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Participants were asked what they would like to see more of in terms of services for LGBTQ+ people.

Disabled/neurodiverse

  • A hostel/refuge where people can go if disowned by family
  • A trustworthy person to talk to
  • More support workers
  • Home visits
  • 24/7 online chat support
  • Hate crime hotline or other assistance in reporting hate crime
  • Help people to be kind
  • Come into schools and help educate others
  • More training on EDI and hate speech for everyone

Ethnic minorities

  • Confidential support that takes the cultural context into account
  • Ambassadors from ethnic minorities who can act as go-betweens for families
  • Culturally aware advocates to facilitate access to health care services or other LGBT support services
  • Church liaison officer (from similar ethnic background) to help bridge the gap between the individual LGBT person and religious beliefs in the family
  • Longer term familiarisation support for families

North Portsmouth

  • More workshops and work with schools to promote education and information for teachers and pupils
  • Educating the public
  • A hostel/refuge for LGBTQ+
  • Better promotion of existing services

LGBTQ+ aged 25+

  • More work with schools to educate and support
  • Championing EDI with businesses and employers to help educate them on what is needed
  • Making the most of Portsmouth’s Gold standard award accreditation for Pride. Being more vocal