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Southend from the pier
Southend-on-Sea is a seaside resort on the north side of the Thames estuary. Since 1998 it has been a unitary authority within the ceremonial county of Essex. Southend Pier is said to be the longest in the world.

LGBT history

There were a Southend CHE group and a Southend GLF in the 1970s.

In 1981 a new transvestite/ transsexual group was formed with the inaugural meeting taking place in Southend-on-Sea [1]

The Cliff is said to be Southend's only gay pub.[2]


  1. Gay News issue 225 October 1-14 1981. The group was backed by the resources of the Octopus gay befriending organisation.