Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015
Paying tribute to victims of transphobic crime
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.
The moving event was an opportunity to reflect and remember, and afterwards people talked together over tea and coffee in the main hall, and also went on to the Marlborough pub in Princes Street.
Trans Pride Brighton 2015
A great weekend in July
For information, check out the Trans Pride website at www.transpridebrighton.com and Facebook page at Marlborough://www.facebook.com/TransPrideBrighton?fref=ts
It started with an evening of films at the Duke of York's on Friday 24th. The main feature was the award-winning Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger, a portrait of trans activist, performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein by trans filmmaker Sam Feder.
On Saturday 25th there was a march of unity from Princes Street at noon, and Trans Pride in the Park, this year at Dorset Gardens Peace Park, attracted more than 2,000 people during the day to enjoy the entertainment, food and stalls. After a wet Friday the weather relented to give a fine day.
At the Clare Project stall we spoke to many visitors, telling them about the drop-in and other services, and gave out leaflets, cards and welcome packs. Our raffle raised £91 and thanks to all those who bought tickets.
On Saturday evening the Traumfrau dance party was at Envy, Charles Street, and on Sunday the rain returned so the planned picnic on the beach transferred to the Marlborough pub.
t annual general meeting 2015
Elections and reports
There were 21 people present. Julia Trangmar was elected as a new member of the committee.
r annual general meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church reelected officers and approved members of the Clare Project committee as well as officers' reports.
Chair Dr Sam Hall paid tribute to previous chair Steph Scott who stepped down last June. He announced that the Clare Project has been awarded a three-year contract with Brighton and Hove council to provide additional mental health support services to the trans community in the form of weekly peer-support courses, in conjunction with Mind Out. We will be updating our constitution during the coming year and celebrating our 15th anniversary.
Treasurer Beth Whittaker reported that total income to the end of March 2014 was £8,558 and payments were £5,573 which gave funds in hand to continue therapy and voice therapy support. The forecast was that we are on track to break even on income and expenses for 2014-15.
Secretary Kim Curran said more work had been done to improve the website, giving more news in a new billboard section. The Facebook site remained busy and there were several social and fund-raising events during the year. She thanked Natasha Kay for her work organising the newly-named monthly Meet&Eat nights out. Facilitator Rosemary Allix said the drop-in welcomed many new people during the year, and several visitors had brought information about services they can offer. Counsellor Virginia Cole reported a busy year, with clients usually seen on a fortnightly basis. The option of an added fourth session on drop-in days was working well.
Take the plunge
Weekly trans* swimming lessons at St Luke's
a map of how to get there.
Protection against hate crime
How you can look after yourself – and call for help
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.
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