Isle of Wight

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The Isle of Wight seen from space
The Isle of Wight is an island county just off southern England, now part of the South East region. The county council is a unitary authority (in other words there are no longer any district councils). For police purposes the Isle of Wight is grouped with Hampshire.

LGBT History

In the 16th century Nicholas Udall was for a time vicar of Calborne on the Isle of Wight.

There was an Isle of Wight CHE Group,

Youth Pride is an LGBT youth group on the Isle of Wight.[1]

There is a local group of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.[2]

The newsreader Kenneth Kendall lived in Cowes with his partner Mark Fear,

The Wishnet website has an article entitled "History of the gay community on the Island".[3]


  3. Wishnet - Isle of Wight Integrated Sexual Health Network