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        Clare Project coffee morning

        Saturday, April 26 at the Chapel Royal

        Come and join us at the cafe at the Chapel Royal in North Street, Brighton, on Saturday April 26 from 10am to 1pm, to relax abd enjoy a chat as well as
         great-value coffee, tea, sandwiches and cakes. We staffed the cafe throughout February and raised funds for the Clare Project – during March proceeds go to another community group.

         Hope to see you – just walk in the main door and the cafe is across the room through another door. The Chapel Royal is where the buses stop in North Street on their way down from the Clock Tower


        Clare Projec
        t annual general meeting

        Elections and reports

        Our annual general meeting on Tuesday, February 11 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

        Almost 100 people attended the Brighton vigil to mark the International Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday November 24, at 3pm at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens (off St James's Street) Brighton, BN2 1RL.

        The International Day of Remembrance has been celebrated worldwide every year since 1998 to remember those who have died that year, by murder or suicide, as a result of their perceived transgender identity. Those people may have been transexual, 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 was an opportunity to reflect and remember, and was followed by a chance to meet and chat at the Marlborough pub in Princes Street.

        Trans Pride Brighton 2013

        The UK's first ever trans pride event 

        On the weekend of July 26th-28th, 2013 the UK's first ever trans pride event was held in Brighton and proved a great success with around 900 people attending events over the three days. Plans are now underway for Trans Pride in July 2014.

        The weekend began with films at the Duke of York cinema at Komedia in Gardner Street on Friday evening. 
        On Saturday from midday Trans Pride In the Park at New Steine Gardens was a free event with stalls, refreshments and performers on stage. Comedian Clare Parker compered, and entertainers included trans musicians CN Lester and Wilde, and comedian Bethany Black. 
        Evening entertainment with a dance party started at 8pm, 
        hosted by TransFrau 
        at the Blind Tiger Club in Grand Parade. 
        A beach picnic ended the celebrations on Sunday afternoon.

        Trans Equality Scrutiny Panel – Clare Project statement

        The Clare Project issued the following statement on 9th May 2013:

        "Brighton based transgender support group The Clare Project welcomes the implementation of the findings of the 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."

        Trans Media Watch: How the Press treats the trans community (Dec 2011 submission to the Leveson Inquiry)

        Female to male group in Brighton

        FTMB meets monthly

        FTM Brighton is a social and support group for trans men in Brighton which meets on the third Friday of every month, 7-9pm, at Space for Change, 14 Windlesham Avenue, Brighton, BN1 3AH

        Further details can be found at 

        Online forum

        We now have an online forum set up where people can talk to each, the forum can be accessed using the following link.

        LGBT HIP

        A group of Brighton & Hove organisations have come together to develop the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Involvement Project (LGBT HIP). It aims to give local LGBT people a voice about healthcare services and issues. 

        The partner agencies are all first-class providers of services to LGBT people in the city: Brighton LGBT Switchboard, THT South, MindOut, Allsorts Youth Project, Brighton Bothways and the Clare Project. It will involve carrying out activities such as online community surveys and one-to-one and small group interviews. 

        Sign Up to LGBT HIP - By going to this link, LGBT people can securely register their details with us so that we can keep them posted about all the activities that LGBT HIP will be engaged in. Another way that you can stay informed and take part is to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our own Brighton & Hove network Zoosh Brighton! Search for LGBT HIP and send us a friend request and we'll be happy to add you. We want to make the sites a lively forum to talk about the issues that matter.

        LGBT HIP is open to all LGBT people who live, work or socialise in the city. Please help by passing on this message - the more people involved, the louder our voice! (June 2011)