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LGBTQ Brighton & Hove Facebook Fan Pages – A complete list

Each month Ignite Social Media produces a chart ranking the top 50 branded Facebook Fan pages, which I always enjoy taking a look at. As an aggregator of Brighton & Hove LGBTQ information, I thought I’d do a similar task for Zhoosh. I’m interested because I use the internet a lot as an LGBTQ individual and seek information on-line.

Just as the chart produced by Ignite has its’ failings in that the number of fans of a Facebook page is not necessarily a reflection of the success of the organisation that owns it, the Zhoosh list has the same failings. LGBTQ organisations vary widely in their size, staff and volunteer numbers as well as time and funding available to concentrate on their digital communications. Therefore I discourage any comparisons of success between organisations based on their number of ‘likes’.

“The true value of social media is not about how many fans and followers you have – it’s about what you do with them.” – Mark Schmulen

I have used the same criteria as Ignite in selecting which pages to include; excluding unofficial fan pages being used to promote an organisation, group, service or venue. Specifically, I left out pages that featured:

  • Individuals such as celebrities, politicians, musicians, athletes, comedians,
  • Unbranded fan pages (like LGBT)
  • Facebook games or apps
  • Generic or unofficial LGBT pages
  • Pages in languages other than English.
  • Pages generated from Wiki or Google Maps

I have included in the list Fan pages of LGBTQ pubs, bars and clubs in Brighton & Hove which would normally be outside the realm of Zhoosh.

If an organisation or group seems to be missing this may be because they are not a Facebook fan/business page and may run as a group on Facebook instead. I have excluded all Facebook groups, causes and events from this list. I hope you find this list helpful, please support these organisations, like their page, follow their activities and share their content with your friends.

Have I have missed any fan pages that need promotion or included any that you think should be excluded? – I probably have! Let me know by commenting.

If you want any help in creating a fan page or changing your fan page name to www.facebook.com/yourcompanyname, instructions can be found here

Fan numbers accurate as of 24/04/2012.

Rank

Facebook Page Name

Fans

1

The L Project

18,084

2

Brighton & Hove Pride – Official Page

12,440

3

Club Revenge Brighton

4,256

4

Terrence Higgins Trust

4,191

5

Wild Fruit

2,634

6

Legends Brighton

2,409

7

Brighton Rockers Roller Derby

1,604

8

Gender Trust

988

9

REALBrighton

897

10

National Student Pride

749

11

Girls-On-Top-The-Club

691

12

Spandex comic

632

13

The Sussex Beacon

626

14

Cowley Club

579

15

The Short & Girlie Show

559

16

Marlborough Pub & Theatre

530

17

Allsorts Youth Project – Supporting LGBTU Youth

508

18

Brighton and Hove Gay Men’s Chorus

461

19

GELtoday.com

370

20

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

343

21

Bulldog

312

22

Zhoosh! – LGBT Community Network

308

23

The-Mens-Network

301

24

Rise UK

301

25

World AIDS Day – Brighton & Hove

259

26

Pink Fringe

245

27

Toms Bar

233

28

Vavavoom

213

29

Traumfrau

205

30

Bar Revenge

200

31

The Justin Campaign

192

32

Brighton Women’s Centre

190

33

GMen Brighton – Summer activity holidays and city breaks in gay Brighton

157

34

Brighton & Hove Green Party LGBT Group

154

35

Funny Girls! – Brighton

148

36

Survivors’ Network Network

140

37

Actually Gay Men’s Chorus

118

38

Out In Brighton

92

39

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

91

40

Rainbow Chorus

80

41

Brighton and Hove LGBT Team

80

42

LGBT HIP

78

43

Actually Gay Women’s Chorus

77

44

Qukulele

66

45

Only in Brighton

61

46

FTM Brighton

42

47

BSUH LGBT Forum

38

48

Bear-Patrol

36

49

DiningDs Lesbian Events in London and Brighton

34

50

LGBT History Month Brighton & Hove

28

51

Queer Writing South

16

52

Lez Artz at the D.M.

13

53

Actually CIC

12

One Response to “LGBTQ Brighton & Hove Facebook Fan Pages – A complete list”

  1. Steven says:

    Hey,

    Bender is a Brighton company with a facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/benderapp

    Thanks,

    Steven

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