Tuesday, 5 May 2015

How and why Brighton elected Britain's first Green MP


It is difficult to get reliable data on the size of the LGBT community in the area. This
information was not collected in the 2001 Census and is not well covered by most of other equivalent datasets. However, Brighton & Hove is known to have a sizeable LGBT population, which may reflect the high proportion of ‘single, never married’ residents in the area.
According to the Brighton & Hove Crime and Social Disorder Audit 2001, there are estimated to be around 35,000 LGBT residents in the city. The Brighton & Hove Primary Care Trust estimates that there are between 6,000 and 20,000 lesbian and gay residents, around 90% of whom have moved into the area from elsewhere

Key findings from the research conducted for The ‘Brighton & Hove Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Strategy 2001-2006’ reveal:
20% had attempted suicide and 60% had suffered from depression

47% have degrees or postgraduate qualifications

50% are owner occupiers
60% had experienced abuse, harassment or violence outside the home, but more
than half of those who reported incidents felt that their treatment by the police
had been poor

45% had an income of less than £15,000 per year and 10% had an income of more
than £35,000 per year

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