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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...
*CLINIC T, the sexual health clinic specifically for trans people, has its next clinic on Wednesday, March 4 at Clinic T, The Lawson Unit, corner of Eastern Road and Abbey Road, Brighton BN2 5BE. It's a safe space to access support, advice and referral on to specialist services. Friends and partners are welcome. Both walk-in and booked appointments are available. To book an appointment call 01273 664716, for a walk-in just turn up between 5-6pm. Check their website here.
*THE Clare Project is seeking a part-time administrative worker (2 hours per week) to take responsibility for administering a mental health project, advertising, website development, Clare Project organisational growth, and communications. If you are interested, you can find details of how to apply by clicking here.
*THE Clare Project annual general meeting for 2015 will take place on TUESDAY, MARCH 10 at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church at 5.30pm immediately after the drop-in.
*FOR 2015, we also have new information about knowing your rights as a trans* person (just press the link here) and expanded contacts information about FTM support groups (press here). *DON'T forget to check out our two new Billboard sections where we pass on recent information sent to us from other organisations. You can find Billboard notices of local interest here, and wider interest here. *THE community memorial service for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance was held at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton, on Sunday, November 23. It commemorated trans* people who have died or suffered violence because of hatred towards their gender identity or gender expression. Check out this link for a video report from ITV.
*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 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... *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 have now moved to St Luke's swimming pool, St Luke's Terrace, Brighton BN2 9ZE. They take place each Friday from 8.0pm-9.15pm. Cost per session is £4.30 (concessions £2.55). There is no pressure on first-timers to swim. You can check out the facilities, ask questions and take a dip if you'd like to. All staff have trans* awareness training. Here's how to get there. DO you, or someone you know, have severe housing problems and are sleeping rough? See 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
(off St James's Street)