In 1628 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham was murdered in the Greyhound public house in Old Portsmouth.
In the Portsmouth there is a project called the 4U Project which is specifically designed for young people aged 19 and under who are exploring their sexuality or gender or who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. 4U provides a confidential service, as well as running a weekly youth group in the city in a safe and fun environment .
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.
- Gay Solent Newsletter no 48 April 1983. Copies of some of the Gay Solent newsletters are held in the Hall-Carpenter Archives at the London School of Economics Ref HCA/CHE/7/55