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Hampshire showing districts
1 Gosport
2 Fareham
3 Winchester
4 Havant
5 East Hampshire
6 Hart
7 Rushmoor
8 Basingstoke and Deane
9 Test Valley
10 Eastleigh
11 New Forest
12 Southampton (Unitary)
13 Portsmouth (Unitary)
Hampshire is a county in southern England, now part of the South East region. The county council area covers 11 local government districts:

Basingstoke and Deane, City of Winchester, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, New Forest, Rushmoor, and Test Valley.

The ceremonial county also includes two unitary authorities, the City of Portsmouth and the City of Southampton.

Christchurch and Bournemouth were originally in Hampshire, but were transferred to Dorset in 1974.

Hampshire Constabulary also covers the Isle of Wight.

LGBT History

George Ives was brought up in Hampshire and the south of France.

Booklet published in 2019 about the LGBT+ History of the county

South West Hants CHE Group (also known as South Hants CHE Group) was founded in October 1971.

Healthy Gay Hampshire is an HIV prevention service covering most of the county.[1]

In 2008 the gay football club GFC Bournemouth changed its name to GFC Bournemouth & Hampshire.

Hampshire Pride has been held in Winchester since 2015, with a parade starting at the University of Winchester.

Kroma was an empowering and enabling organisation for the LGBT+ communities, their families and friends, within Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham and Havant. It closed down in 2019.

Y-Services and Break Out provide LGBT groups for young people in the county.

In 2019 Hampshire Record Office in Winchester hosted a queer history of Hampshire display mounted by Y-Services. To accompany the display Dr Clifford Williams produced a thirty-six page booklet entitled 'A Queer A-Z of Hampshire' [2]..


  1. http://www.healthygayhampshire.com/
  2. A Queer A-Z of Hampshire' by Clifford Williams (2019)(Cuthbert Creme Books:Hampshire)