Trans Survivors Switchboard

LGBT Switchboard and Survivors Network are very happy to announce that we are recruiting additional volunteers for Trans Survivors Switchboard, our new helpline for trans survivors of sexual violence. Following our research into the needs of trans survivors of sexual violence and the current service provision landscape, Survivors Network and LGBT Switchboard have launched a helpline for trans … Read more

Why I volunteer at Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard…

To celebrate national Volunteers Week 2017, one of our wonderful helpline volunteers tells us why they volunteer their time and what it means to them. “An open ear and 20 minutes of someone’s undivided attention can be the difference between keeping your head above water and really exploring/ challenging your own self worth. I volunteer … Read more

New Brighton & Hove LGBTQ Inclusion Award

LGBT Switchboard and the Trans Alliance have launched a new pilot project to strengthen health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people in Brighton and Hove. The LGBTQ Inclusion Award is a supported quality assurance scheme to which aims to give primary care service providers the tools to meet LGBTQ people’s needs. Through training, bespoke support and sharing specialist knowledge, GP practices will become safer spaces for LGBTQ patients. Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group is funding the pilot project and which initially focusses on GP practices in Cluster 3: Preston Park Surgery, Beaconsfield Medical Practice, Stanford Medical Centre and Warmdene Surgery.

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OUR COUNSELLING SERVICE IS TO CLOSE After 22 years and having supported hundreds of individuals within the LGBT+ community the Trustees of Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard have made the difficult decision to close the counselling service. Dawn Draper, Chair of Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard said, “This has been a very difficult decision for … Read more

LGBT Disabled Person’s Festive Social!

The LGBT Disabled People’s group will be holding a festive meet-up on the Tuesday 20th December from 5-7 pm at Charles Street. We would welcome any LGBT people with disabilities to join us for some festive cheer! Tuesday 20th December| Charles Street Bar | 5-7 pm Charles Street is accessible for wheelchairs and has an accessible toilet … Read more

Whitehawk Inn LGBTQ Social Group

LGBT HIP is working with Whitehawk Inn to support a monthly LGBTQ social group in Whitehawk. The group is a friendly, welcoming space for LGBTQ people living in Whitehawk to get together and enjoy each other’s company.  Refreshments are provided. New members are always welcome, so please do pop in for a cuppa and a … Read more

Disabled Access in LGBTQ Spaces

The LGBT Disabled Peoples Group meets monthly and welcomes all LGBT disabled people. We have had great discussions about how accessible LGBT venues and support are for disabled people. We have also discussed how things can be better. Join us for a creative thinking session to develop top tips on accessibility for LGBT venues and … Read more

Whitehawk LGBTQ Meet-Up

The drop in group at the Whitehawk Inn is going well with more people attending and becoming interested in the group. We would still love more people to come along! Its primarily a social group, a space to chat and get to know other LGBT people over tea/cofee and those all important biscuits! As more … Read more

A Great Pride Bake-Off Thank-you

We would like to thank all the fantastic people in the Pensions Regulator’s staff LGBT+ network, who raised £572 for Switchboard by holding a Great Pride Bake-Off. The Bake-Off was part of a week of activities organised by the LGBT+ network in the run up to Pride, which culminated in their participation in the Pride … Read more

LGBT Disabled Peoples Group: August Meet-Up

The LGBT Disabled Peoples Group is supported by LGBT HIP and is a friendly group for LGBT disabled people to meet in a confidential and safe environment We are hoping for sunny weather for the meet-up in August! Please join us at the Garden Café at St. Anne’s Wells Garden for coffees and catch-ups! Wednesday 31st … Read more