This research report, published in December 2004, focused on labour market discrimination linked to sexual orientation, and presents a comparative case study of Brighton and Hastings – two seaside resorts on the south coast of England. They are both areas of significant disadvantage in relation to Sussex, the South East and nationally. The research findings have mainly come from interviews with members of the LGBT communities in both areas, and with representatives from local voluntary and statutory organisations. These findings highlighted significant differences between the two localities, and in the profiles of their LGBT communities.
I worked as part of a collaborative research team, with Anne Bellis and Susan McGrath, to produce this report.