24 September 2014
Sense of Place
BBC Local Radio
Hello, I'm Sally a 34-year-young transvestite, but lonely, would like to meet up with others, I'm very convincing and so pubs are no good as I keep being picked up by straight men or lesbians, any thoughts on meeting with other tvs? Ideally in Gorleston/Yarmouth/Lowestoft area.
Me and my partner are thinking about moving to Norfolk and getting out of London. We are 38 and 43 years young. Would welcome comments about areas to avoid, pubbing, clubs, gay groups or just other people to hang out with and to make new friends - male and female. We have family contacts in Watton and that's all we've really seen. Please take a moment to drop a line. Thanks.
I used to live in Lowestoft (ok, not Norfolk but it is on the border) but moved to Manchester (where the gay scene is so much better!). I recently heard that there are now a couple of gay pubs/clubs in Lowestoft and I just can't believe this is true! If the rumours are correct, where are they? And are they women-friendly?
help the missing Mel work out where exactly Monroes is, may I point out
that it used to be the establishment known as The Globe. There is, also
in Lowestoft, the Royal Court Hotel in London Road South, you know.
Mel, yes, it's true! Monroe's on the High Street, Lowestoft is now gay. Noel and Steve run it, so when you are back down to the Far East try it.
Hi there, I'm a student who has just returned from a year in the US, where I really found an excellent gay culture. Now I'm back in my hometown and for the first time I want to make some contacts in the gay community. Any girls under 30 who want to get in touch and tell me what there is out there, please do so!
I've heard the coast of north Norfolk is very pretty and my partner and I would like to stay somewhere Gay-friendly. We're long established non-scene and would just like a relaxing weekend. Any suggestions please?
COLIN HOBSON, LEEDS
This is a reply to Colin from Leeds. If you're looking for holiday accommodation in North Norfolk try the Three Horseshoes in Warham, near Fakenham. Tel 01328 710547.
I'd like to agree with Lytton from Milan. These gay pages are really good, and BBC Norfolk is doing a great job promoting diversity. It can be hard being gay in Norfolk, and these pages could be an absolute boon to people nervous about their sexuality or people new to Norwich. Keep up the good work!
I went to Gresham's School, Holt, between 1962-1970. I still refuse to believe I was the only gay there. Yes, I knew even then. Are there any other gays who attended the school then, or since?
Hi there. All my congratulations for this space on BBC Norfolk website. I'm so glad to see how important is the respect for persons, somewhere. Unfortunately, here, where I live we can't often see the same. I'd like very much to establish some contact with any of you. I'm GAY, (I'm a HAPPY GAY!!!) who likes having new FRIENDS, exploring internet and above all England and its special habits. For anyone who is interested in talking about ourselves, gay-tude, friendship and so on, here's my email address: email@example.com Best Wishes!
This is a reply to Ginge (see below) who was trying to find gay-friendly flatmates in Norwich. Can I suggest you contact the student union LGB group at UEA, as they sometimes have details of other people looking to flat-share. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to Natasha (SEE BELOW)
know of any good places to go out for
Hello. I'm a French student and will be at the University of East Anglia in Norwich from Sunday April 7 for two months. If anyone could help me discover the city and the gay places it would be great! Please contact me.Thank you!
BERTRAND, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
There's a Gay, Lesbian and Bi group at the UEA. Find out more about the group and how to get in contact here. LGB groups>>>
Oxygen - what do I think of it? Well, I go there most weeks and it's OK, I guess. Of course I love peeing in public, as you say the doors have no locks! But apart from that it's usually a welcoming, friendly place. Too many straights though!