About Us

Eastbourne Rainbow This is an "LGBT" group for the 50+ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities living in Eastbourne and the surrounding area, for socialising, making new friends, gaining support and obtaining information which is relative to the group. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.00pm until 3.30pm in the Girder Room at AGE Concern Eastbourne's "Venton Centre" which is in Junction Road, Eastbourne BN21 3QY with Tea, Coffee and biscuits. We now request £1.00 entrance per person to cover costs. If you would like to make contact prior to a meeting please leave a message or text on our Telephone line 07516 670654 [this is text and voice mail only]

Also if you would prefer you can be met at the AGE Concern Reception desk by a group member who will be pleased to accompany you to the meeting   For more information please contact the Group's facilitator

 derek@eastbournerainbow.org.uk  or the co-organiser ken@eastbournerainbow.org.uk  

" Coffee Mornings"

This is an additional meeting time and place for the Eastbourne Rainbow Group, we are now meeting on the second Wednesday of each month in the "Pantry Cafe" at the AGE Concern Venton Centre from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, and all existing and new members are invited to join us for a chat.Sometimes during the meetings we can be too busy with other matters that we do not have quite the time for other conversations.We do like to talk to everyone about all matters which are important to our members, and to try to help where we can.

James Ledward


General News

James Ledward's Funeral and Celebration of his Life

Saturday,19th October at 12.00 midday

St Mary's Church, Kemp Town (61 St Jame's Street, Brighton BN2 1 PR)

 

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LGBTQIA+ What does it mean?

This is an extract from Wikipedia - LGBT (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT)


LGBT (or GLBT) is an initialism that stands for lesbiangaybisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s.[4] Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.

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Brighton and Hove LBGTQ+ Switchboard


Brighton and Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard was founded in 1975 and has been providing services to the LGBTQ+ community in Brighton and beyond ever since. Originally operating as a helpline Switchboard has expanded over the years to include a face-to-face counseling service and to provide diversity, awareness and LGBTQ+ affirmative practice training to local organisations..

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Recent Website Outage


General News

Recent Website Outage

We are very sorry the site has been unavailable for the last few weeks.

This was due to a hardware failure at our hosting company.

We have restored most of the site and there are still some items missing, which I hope to recover over the next week or so.

We have also taken the opportunity to upgrade the site to the latest version, which includes some new features,

which we hope to implement over the same period.

There has been a major upgrade in our security, to prevent 'hacks' to the site.  This will help us to identify individuals / sites which

attempt to break in and cause damage. You may have noticed the new logo on the front page.

Our cookie policy has been upgraded in line with the latest Government and EU guide lines.

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History of LGBTQ+


Archive Material of Eastbourne's CHE Group (Campaign for Homosexual Equality) in the 1970's and articles in the local paper from the late 1950's to the 1980's.

Click onto the titles below to find out about the formation and activities of the Eastbourne branch of CHE from about 40 years ago. Also have a look at the newspaper articles being a reminder of past times.

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