Protection against hate crime
How you can look after yourself – and call for help
You can find detailed information about protecting yourself from transphobic abuse, threatening behaviour and even physical attack if you check out the following websites: Zhoosh Brighton LGBTQ Community Network and www.safeinthecity.info. For useful safety advice when you're out on the town, just click on this web page: LGBT safety tips.
Sussex Police work closely with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities to promote equality and encourage reporting of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic related hate crime. Brighton and Hove have a dedicated LGBT liaison team and you can contact them in various ways.
If you, or someone you know, is in danger you should always call 999.
In a non-emergency, call 101 or:
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Remembering those who have died because of transphobia
Sunday November 23, at 3pm at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens (off St James's Street) Brighton, BN2 1RL.
The International Day of Remembrance has been marked worldwide every year since 1988 to remember those who have died that year, by murder or suicide, as a result of their perceived gender identity. Those people may have been transgender, intersex, cross dressers or others, or they may have been mistaken for someone else. but their lives were ended because they did not conform to the gender roles expected of them.
This moving event is an opportunity to reflect and remember, and is followed by a chance to meet and talk at the Marlborough pub in Princes Street. Almost 100 people attended the event last year.
Clare Project coffee morning
Saturday, October 25 at the Chapel Royal cafe
You're welcome to come along to the Chapel Royal cafe in North Street, Brighton, on Saturday, October 25 between 11am and 1pm. It's a chance to take a break from Saturday morning shopping, drop in for a chat and enjoy great-value tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches. A dozen people from the
Clare Project joined us for afternoon tea
in the cafe at the Chapel Royal in North Street, Brighton
on bank holiday Monday, August 25. We ran the cafe ourselves, and t
hanks to Natasha, Michelle, Katrina, Lucy and Kim for serving food and drink and keeping pace with all the washing up. The Chapel Royal is where the buses stop in North Street on their way down from the Clock Tower.
Trans Pride Brighton 2014
A great weekend in July
weekend of July 25th-27th, 2014 the second Trans Pride event took place in Brighton and attracted hundreds of people. Check out the Trans Pride website at www.transpridebrighton.com
It started with an evening of films and documentaries on Friday 25th at The Duke of York's Cinema. On Saturday 26th there was a march of unity along St James's Street to New Steine Gardens where Trans Pride in the Park started at noon. Crowds enjoyed the sunshine and the community fair with live music, comedy and poetry from trans performers, plus stalls and refreshments. On Saturday evening there was a dance party with live music at Brighton Arts Club from 8pm, and on Sunday a beach picnic from about noon and a pool party at Brighton Swimming Centre from 5pm.
Finding safe spaces
Do you know someone who sleeps rough?
t annual general meeting
The chair said our programme of activities makes the Clare Project a force for positive change in trans people's lives. The treasurer announced that we are firmly established financially, and the secretary said communication has been enhanced over the past year with welcome packs for newcomers to the drop-in, an overhaul of our website and increased use of our Facebook page. We also now provide monthly voice therapy sessions.
Our counsellor reported a very busy year and the facilitator stated that we welcome someone new at the drop-in almost every week.
Trans Equality Scrutiny Panel – Clare Project statement
The Clare Project issued the following statement on 9th May 2013:
Brighton and Hove City Council Trans Equality Scrutiny Panel. This positive move will further enhance Brighton’s reputation for tolerance and fair treatment for everyone. By embracing the many diverse groups here in Brighton, the life and culture of our city is enriched."
The Argus news report (3rd May 2013): Official forms in Brighton and Hove to offer gender neutral option
Trans Media Watch: How the Press treats the trans community (Dec 2011 submission to the Leveson Inquiry)
FTMB meets monthly
Further details can be found at
Our online forum, set up in 2012, is now largely unused as activity has concentrated on our Facebook page. The forum can still be accessed using the following link.