Approximately 10% of our population are thought to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (GLBT) however there are many GLBTs who do not tell people of their sexuality because they fear discrimination, so the true numbers are not known.
For geographical information please visit our Introduction to Hastings page.
Social Plan 2005-2010: Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender People
The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Social Plan assists Council, local service providers and relevant government departments in planning for facilities and services across the region. Within the Social Plan, the Target Group Plan for GLBTs (209KB) identifies the current and future needs for more effective planning of social and community service needs.
You can also access the complete Social Plan 2005-2010.
Across the region there is a range of services and support for GLBT people. These include (but are not limited to) health care services, accommodation services, support and social groups.
Out N Hastings
Out N Hastings Inc is a not for profit organisation, incorporated in 2010. They gather regularly for drinks, coffee catch ups, dances, BBQs, pool competitions and other social events for the GLBTQI community. Click here to access the Out N Hastings website.
More information on services available locally can be found in the Hastings Community Services Directory.
Alternatively you can obtain more information from the 'Community Service Contacts' under 'Related Information' on the right-hand side of your screen.
In addition, a local directory has been produced which explores issues such as violence, discrimination, coming out, personal safety, and contains GLBT-specific services. Titled 'Hastings Pride', this and other directories that may include relevant information are provided under the Community Service Directories page.
There are some GLBT-specific websites under the Community Service Links page.
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