Clare Project bank holiday afternoon tea
Monday, August 25 at the Chapel Royal
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. (This replaced our monthly coffee morning on Saturday, August 30). We ran the cafe ourselves, offering
tea, coffee, sandwiches, doughnuts, cakes and pastries.
Thanks to Natasha, Michelle, Katrina, Lucy and Kim for serving food and drink and keeping pace with all the washing up. It was an afternoon event and we were really busy as more than 70 customers also came to see the Chapel Royal's impressive flower festival and shelter from constant rain. Our next coffee morning – back to its usual time – will be on Saturday, September 27. 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.
Protection against hate crime
How Sussex police can help
If you, or someone you know, is in danger you should always call 999.
In a non-emergency, call 101 or:
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.
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013
Remembering those who have died because of transphobia
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 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 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 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
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
We have an online forum set up (2013) where people can talk to each other. The forum can be accessed using the following link.