Survey: Accessing LGBTQ Spaces

Posted on 11.09.2018

Survey: Accessing LGBTQ Spaces

People at Pride. Photo by Josh Wilburne on Unsplash.

We’re launching a new survey, Accessing LGBTQ Spaces, to capture the experiences of Deaf and disabled LGBTQ people when trying to access community events and venues.

We know that many disabled LGBTQ people face problems accessing clubs, bars and events like Pride. Being shut out of these spaces due to lack of access has a big impact – more than entertainment venues, these are spaces where people make friends, meet partners and find community and belonging.

We’re also aware that LGBTQ venues and events across the country are under a great deal of pressure, with many closing down or struggling to stay afloat. Last year, a University College London report found that 58% of London’s LGBTQ venues had closed in the previous 10 years.

We want to ensure that Deaf and disabled LGBTQ people have access to important community spaces – and that venues and events have support and guidance they need to improve access, and see accessibility as a key component of their financial sustainability.

The survey will enable Attitude is Everything to:

  • Highlight particular access issues at LGBTQ venues and Prides, and propose solutions.
  • Increase awareness of resources and support available to LGBTQ venues and events who want to improve accessibility.
  • Raise awareness amongst venue and event organisers of the importance, and economic benefits of improving access.

The survey is now closed for responses. The results will be published in early 2019.