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THIS website not only highlights our own activities but gives quick and easy links to other trans groups and organisations.
Check out our different sections on the left of this page.
OUR next monthly Meet&Eat event, where we join up for an evening meal out together, takes place on Tuesday, May 3 at The Lord Nelson Inn in Trafalgar Street, Brighton, from 7.30pm. Check out our Meet&Eat page for details.
We have a bursary scheme for our monthly meals out together, with a grant from Sussex Community Foundation to help finance
and encourage more Clare Project mem
bers, particularly those on tight budgets, to come along to these events.
We have a free eight-week Mindfulness course on Tuesdays, which started on April 5 and runs to May 24, from 4.30-5.30pm, at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens, Brighton.
There is also a 10-week trans-masculine course planned at Dorset Gardens on Tuesdays from June 14 to August 16, running from 5.30 to 6.30pm.
behalf, and very special thanks go to organiser Simon Price whose efforts helped to raise the magnificent final total of £770.
Clare Project committee member Julia Trangmar was there on both evenings answering questions on our
to mark the International Transgender Day of Remembrance at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton, on Sunday, November 22.
The service commemorated trans* people who have died or suffered violence because of hatred towards them over their gender identity or gender expression.
There were contributions from members of local trans* support groups as well as individual statements. Several speakers spoke passionately about the need to report hate crimes and to support members of the trans community in times of trouble.
*TRANS Living in Brighton and Hove has presented its key findings from the Brighton and Hove Trans Needs Assessment survey of 2015. Among its main points are that an estimated 2,760 trans adults live in the city and many more come in to study, work or socialise. Brighton is trans friendly but there is still discrimination, abuse and social isolation. The trans community spans all age and ethnic groups and has more people with long-term health problems or who are disabled than the
For more details you can read the pamphlet by clicking here.
Members and friends of the Clare Project plus invited guests enjoyed a buffet and heard speeches from Clare Project facilitator Rosemary Allix and former chair Steph Scott. Alice Denny performed two of her poems and Clare Project secretary Kim Curran compered the evening in place of chair Sam Hall who was ill.
Stella Michaels took photographs for a special exhibition and Wendy Byrne made a large celebratory fruit cake to mark the occasion. Thanks also to Julia Trangmar and Natasha Kay for their major contributions in organising the evening.
The Clare Project started in New Church Road, Hove, in 2000 and moved to its current base in Dorset Gardens in Brighton in 2005. This year has seen considerable expansion of its services, and the weekly drop-in remains at the centre of its activities.
*TO mark the 15th anniversary we have produced a Clare Project timeline to show how we have progressed since 2000. You can see it below (click on the chart to bring up a larger version). We also have a short history of the Clare Project, which includes the timeline chart and reminiscences about the early days, in our history section. To see this, just