Trans Pride Brighton 2014
The last 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 inspiring 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..
Clare Project coffee morning
Monday, August 25 at the Chapel Royal
Join us for our next
Clare Project coffee meeting
in the cafe at the Chapel Royal in North Street, Brighton.
We'll be running the cafe to raise funds for the Clare Project on the next bank holiday – Monday, August 25 – from 1pm to 4pm. It's a great place to enjoy a chat over
good-value coffee, tea, sandwiches, scones and cakes – proceeds go to local community groups.
Just walk in the main door and the cafe is across the room through another door. It's informal and spacious. The Chapel Royal is where the buses stop in North Street on their way down from the Clock Tower.
LGBT HIP jobs
Your chance to apply for two key posts
The LGBT HIP Project Manager job pays £24,892-£26,539 p.a. according to experience, while the LGBT HIP Project Support Officer pays £19,817 pro rata (15 hours a week). You can apply by visiting the following website to download application documents: http://switchboard.org.uk/how-you-can-help/vacancies/. You must submit your application by July 30, 2014.
This is a good opportunity to be part of LGBT issues and involvement in the city, including working with the council on the ongoing implementation of Trans Equality work.
The partner agencies in LGBT HIP are all providers of services to LGBT people in the city: Brighton LGBT Switchboard, THT South, MindOut, Allsorts Youth Project, Brighton Bothways and the Clare Project. LGBT HIP is hosted and managed by LGBT Switchboard.
Protection against hate crime
How Sussex police can help
999. In a non-emergency call 101 or:
Finding safe spaces
Do you know someone who sleeps rough?
Many people come to Brighton without a place to live, or find the cost of renting
is too high. This is especially hard for trans people, and if you're in trouble or know someone who is, here's how to get help. The council has a Rough sleepers, street services and relocation team which aims to engage with rough sleepers to find accommodation for them in the city, or help reconnect them to their home areas, with appropriate support. To let the team know about a rough sleeper call 0808 168 0414 (free number, from Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm) or email Brighton.email@example.com. If you have a homeless emergency out of office hours, call 01273 294400, following option 2, then option 1 when prompted.
t annual general meeting
Elections and reports
Our annual general meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church reelected officers and approved new members of the Clare Project committee as well as officers' reports.
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.
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013
Remembering those who have died because of transphobia