The Future of LGBTQ+ Living Leeds- Survey Report

The Future of LGBTQ+ Living Leeds Survey Report cover

Published by Pride of Place Leeds, this report presents the findings of a survey designed by Pride of Place Living to better understand the need for a multi-generational housing scheme able to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ people in Leeds.

This need was identified in the 2017 LGBT+ Mapping Project report (opens new window), commissioned by Leeds Community Foundation in conjunction with Leeds City Council, which recommended:

  • ‘the development of an LGBT+ housing project that is intergenerational, supporting the needs of older and younger LGBT+ people in Leeds.’

The Mapping Project report also identified the need for:

  • ‘the development of an inclusive LGBT+ community centre’.

Both recommendations address the need for the provision of safer and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ people in Leeds that do not revolve around alcohol consumption, and the provision of safer and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ women; Black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBTQ+ people; disabled LGBTQ+ people; and LGBTQ+ older people.

Key findings from the survey, as outlined in this report, reveals the main attitudes and opinions the respondents held regarding the key concepts of the project

  • Housing that is affirmative of LGBTQ+ identities, relationships and intimacies
  • Housing that is multi-generational

This body of data is a valuable asset to those seeking to understand what LGBTQ+ communities want from Leeds’ first purpose-built, LGBTQ+-affirmative and multi-generational housing scheme.