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Formerly Nottingham & Notts Lesbian & Gay Switchboard




This page looks at issues which affect or have affected Nottinghamshire's LGBT Community.  Some of these issues may be specifically LGBT related and some may be broader, but have an impact on us.                                




In the Pink

A practical guide on LGBT issues for GPs and other health practitioners in Nottinghamshire

To download, click HERE


The Nottingham Plan

A 10 year plan which sets out a vision of what Nottingham should look like in the future.

To download, click HERE



A 2009 study into drug and alcohol usage amongst LGBT people in Nottinghamshire.

To download, click HERE


A huge number of documents have been produced by a variety of organisations (Stonewall, DFES, Childline, ACAS, FFLAG etc) on issues such as: Education, the Workplace, Health and the NHS, Goods and Services, Civil Partnerships and more.  You can download most of these by clicking HERE



Several consultation forums are operating through which LGBT issues may be raised. As with the documents above, some of these may be specifically LGBT related and some may be broader, but have an impact on us.


Nottingham City Council LGBT Forum

Meets about every 3 months at the City Council offices at Loxley House. Attended by representatives from groups and organisations such as Nottinghamshire Pride, NottsLGBT+ Network, Nottingham Bi women's group, Sanctuary, Rainbow Writers, Nottingham University LGBT group, Nottingham City Council LGBT Employees, Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage. Representatives from other groups are welcome to attend.


The meetings mainly focus on items which are Council related, though more general issues may be discussed. Examples include: Council services (housing, transport, youth services, schools, register offices, the Council's website); Council support for (or sometimes lack of support for) the LGBT community; promoting good practice in the ways that the Council operates; helping the two-way process of communication between the Council and the LGBT Community.


For details of the meetings or to have issues raised at the meetings, contact the Network


City Police LGBT Consultation

Meets every three months to discuss LGBT issues which relate to the City Division of Notts Police.

If you are aware of or have experienced homophobic incidents or wish to comment on policing matters, contact the Network to have your views passed on.


LGBT Employees Networks


The City Council, the County Council and Nottingham City Homes all have their own LGBT employees networks and forums.


For further information e-mail about the City Council LGBT network, e-mail    (E-mails are kept confidential)


The Nottingham City Homes LGBT Forum can be contacted on


The County Council's LGBT staff network can be contacted through


The University of Nottingham Staff LGBTQ network can be contacted at


Notts Healthcare NHS Trust staff LGBT Forum can be contacted via


E.on LGBT Network

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In 2015, we conducted a survey of the local LGBT+ community. The survey sought to find out more about lives and concerns of local LGBT+ people so we could use the research to help us:


Understand the LGBT+ community’s needs and priorities


Effectively respond to these


Improve our services and their accessibility


The vast majority of people felt there is still a need for an LGBT community.


The research found that three quarters of people surveyed felt that Nottingham and Nottinghamshire was a good place for LGBT+ people to live.


There was a very good response to the survey and it can be read in full by clicking HERE