Sigma Research

The needs and experiences of lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans men and women in Waltham Forest

5th Annual LGBT Health Summit, Hatfield, 6th September 2010.

Speakers: Adam Bourne

This presentation was based on a research project that explored the needs and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans men and women in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Waltham Forest LGBT matters was conducted by Sigma Research on behalf of the Council and its partners to facilitate a better understanding of the needs and priorities of local LGBT residents, and to help the Council deliver better services and improve the quality of life of local LGBT residents. It focussed on issues of community safety and social cohesion and described experiences of homophobic or transphobic hate crime and experiences of reporting such crime to the authorities. The presentation explored the relative invisibility of LGBT people within the borough and the perception among LGBT people that their well-being always fell low on the list of priorities held by the council and the police. Methodological issues in conducting research of this type with hard to reach populations were also discussed.

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