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        Trans Pride Brighton 2014

         The last weekend in July

        On the 
        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 

        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

        LGBT HIP (the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health and Inclusion Project, which aims to give local LGBT people a voice about
         healthcare services and issues, is now recruiting a Project Manager and Project Support Officer following the departure of Nick Douglas.

        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: 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

        Sussex Police work closely with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities to promote equality and encourage the 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:
        • Email
        • Call LGBT Switchboard on 01273 204050 (5pm -11pm) to speak to a volunteer in confidence
        • Go to Brighton Police Station, John Street, BN2 0LA

        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 If you have a homeless emergency out of office hours, call 01273 294400, following option 2, then option 1 when prompted.

        Clare Projec
        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

        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 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.