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HMS Victory in 1900
Portsmouth, sometimes known as "Pompey" is a city in southern England, mainly located on Portsea island. it is a unitary authority, within the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Portsmouth has long been one of the UK's main naval ports, and is the home of HMS Victory and other historic naval ships.

LGBT history

In 1628 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham was murdered in the Greyhound public house in Old Portsmouth.

Portsmouth had its own Portsmouth CHE Group.

Inscape provides sexual health services for local LGBT people.[1]

Are You Sorted lists sexual health services for younger LGBT people in Portsmouth.[2]

The Portsmouth Defence is a defence sometimes used in trials for assault or murder, in which the defendant claims to have been suffering from "homosexual panic" in response to a sexual approach.


  1. http://www.inscapelgbt.co.uk/
  2. http://www.areyousorted.co.uk/