Geographies of sexualities research now in A-Level specifications
Friday, 19 March 2010
Whilst race/ethnicity, income and gender inequalities have long been part of school teaching about diverse societies, the problems lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people experience across the world has often been ignored. This is in contrast to undergraduate courses across the country where geographies of sexualities are taught in geography departments across the country as a key way of exploring everyday lives. Count Me In Too is used in the Edexcel report and is an exemplar of community-university partnership research at the University of Brighton. It is a research project that is facilitated by a partnership between Spectrum (Brighton & Hove’s LGBT Community Forum) and the University of Brighton, supported by Brighton & Sussex Community Knowledge Exchange and the South East Coastal Communities Project. Since 2005, the Count Me In Too research project has been exploring lives in Brighton & Hove, working in partnership with LGBT people, LGBT groups, and service providers to identify issues for local LGBT people and plan how to address these.
The project has produced 10 detailed reports, including 8 with local service providers, on a range of themes. These include recommendations on how to address issues and needs identified from the 819 questionnaires completed by respondents and testimonies of 69 people who took part in 19 focus groups.
Do you know of research that should be featured here? If you know of any recent LGBT research that you think might be of interest to Brighton & Hove's LGBT communities, please forward it to Count Me In Too at . We can add information about the research to our news feed and let everyone who accesses Count Me In Too know about it!