Welcome to the 
Clare Project
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...

*A NEW trans survey is being launched on Tuesday, October 21 at the Marlborough pub in Princes Street, Brighton. Brighton and Hove Council is gathering detailed facts and figures aiming to provide better services to meet the trans community's needs. Research will be gathered in survey form, either online or through community focus groups. You're invited to the launch to 
find out how it will work and how you can be involved.

*THE Brighton and Hove Anti-Hate Crime vigil, organised by the LGBT Brighton and Hove Community Safety Forum, will be on Saturday, October 18 near the Old Steine fountain, at 7pm. There will be music, readings and messages of support, plus biscuits and warm drinks. 

*BRIGHTON Trans*formed is a remarkable new book featuring the lives and thoughts of a wide range of trans people. Developed over more than 18 months, the project involved in-depth interviews and tells the fascinating stories of trans people, many of them members of the Clare Project, in their own words. This is an authoritative, ground-breaking work, sensitively edited and brilliantly designed. You can find out more and order your copy from QueenSpark Books by going to their website here.

*WE have a new name for our
 monthly meal out – Clare's Meet&Eat replaces the old title, Posh Nosh. You'll find the same warm welcome and good-value food at the event. Our next Meet&Eat will be on Tuesday, November 4. For more details, check out our new Meet&Eat page here.

WE have advice about what to do if you, or a friend, is a victim of a transphobic hate crime – and some useful tips how to stay safe if you're out on the town late at night. Just click here to investigate...

DOZEN people from the Clare Project joined us for a 
Project afternoon tea 
in the cafe at the Chapel 
Royal in North Stre
et, Brighton 
on bank holiday Monday, August 25. We ran the cafe ourselves and served more than 70 customers on a wet and windy afternoon. Our Clare Project News and Facebook pages have more details.

*TRANS Pride 2014 proved a success in July and many people attended our Clare Project stall at the community fair in New Steine Gardens to chat and pick up information about our activities. You can find more details about Trans Pride in our News section. We
 also met a lot of new people at our stall at Pride in Preston Park on Saturday, August 2. 

THE Clare Project has a new chair, Dr Sam Hall. Taking up the position in June 2014, Sam said: "I am proud to have been chosen to represent the Clare Project. It has a vital role to play, not only providing a place where the trans community can come together but also as a voice representing that community in the wider world."

Sam takes over from Steph Scott who has been chair for eight years. The Clare Project committee acknowledged the tireless work that Steph has done to make the Clare Project a respected organisation committed to improving the lives of transgender people in Brighton and beyond.

* WEEKLY trans swimming sessions take place each Friday at the Brighton Swimming Centre, Eastern Road, Brighton from 8-9.30pm (tel 01273 434400). Cost per session is just £2.55. Here's how to get there.

DO you, or someone you know, have severe housing problems and are sleeping rough? See 
our News section
 to find out how to get help from Brighton council. 

THE CLARE PROJECT is a self supporting group based in Brighton and Hove open to anyone wishing to explore issues around gender identity.

Our main activity is our weekly DROP-IN every Tuesday, which aims to provide a safe and confidential place for people to meet with others who share their life experiences, and find information, support and companionship. A facilitator and a psychotherapist are at the drop-in each Tuesday.

Whilst the group is mainly attended by transgender, transsexual and gender dysphoric people, we aim to be all-inclusive as we recognise the complexities surrounding the issue of gender identity. We have no religious affiliation.

It's best if you can contact us directly at the Tuesday afternoon drop-in. Here's the address:
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church
Dorset Gardens
(off St James's Street)

Our Facebook site:

Email address

Postal address:
The Clare Project
c/o Community Base
113 Queens Road