A great weekend in July
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It starts with an evening of films on Friday 24th. On Saturday 25th there will be a march of unity along St James's Street for Trans Pride in the Park, this year at Dorset Gardens Peace Park, starting at noon. Enjoy the community fair with live entertainment, guest speakers, plus stalls and refreshments. On Saturday evening there will a dance party with live music, and on Sunday a beach picnic and pool party are planned.
Sing your heart out
Join the trans voices workshop
It's run by vocal coach Aneesa Chaudhry, musical director of the Rainbow Chorus, who also teaches at the Clare Project. It will be a safe, welcoming space and topics covered include encouraging inclusivity for trans people, vocal techniques, exercises and building confidence, and a chance to sing in a supportive, fun environment. This is a free workshop but a suggested donation of £5 for Brighton Trans Alliance would be much appreciated.
You can find out more at
and book a place at the workshop at
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.
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: