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

Whitehawk LGBT Coffee Morning

If you are LGBTQ and live, work or socialise in the Whitehawk area, please do come along to meet others and help shape the new group. Just bring yourself and we’ll supply the tea and biscuits 🙂 Monday 15th August | Whitehawk Inn | 11am – 1pm If you would like to come along to the … Read more

Focus Group: Help Develop a New LGBT Kitemark

LGBT HIP and the Trans Alliance have teamed up to develop a city-wide quality assurance kitemark scheme to improve access to, and confidence in statutory and private sector services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Brighton and Hove.

We want local LGBT people to help shape this!

Tuesday 16th August | Community Base | 6-8 pm

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Survivors’ Network and LGBT Switchboard launch the first national helpline for trans survivors of sexual violence

We are a helpline which offers support to trans people including those who are non-binary and questioning who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lifetime. We offer non-judgemental emotional support and signposting to other organisations who may also be able to offer support. We are a confidential service and can be accessed anonymously by phone or web chat.

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LGBT Disabled Peoples Group

July Meet Up- Creative Thinking Session Join us for a creative thinking session about access and inclusion for LGBT disabled people in Brighton & Hove. When:  Friday 29th July 3pm- 5pm Where: Stamner Room, Brighthelm What are some of the issues around access and inclusion? How can the group take action to address these issues? Bring … Read more

National Refugee Week

National Refugee Week runs from the 20th -26th June, and so we are taking this time to talk about LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers.

LGBTQ refugees often face double marginalisation and challenges, by virtue of their refugee or asylum seeker status, and also due to their LGBTQ identity.

As LGBTQ people and communities, we know that sexual orientation and gender identity do not fit neatly into boxes and do not have checklists of attributes which can be assessed and judged. Each LGBTQ person is unique and does not have the same experiences or interests. However, a watchdog found that a tenth of Home Office interviews included intrusive questions about sexual practices and include questions based on outdated stereotypes of LGBTQ people.

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New LGBTQ Group in Whitehawk

LGBT HIP is working with Whitehawk Inn to set up a brand-new monthly LGBTQ group in Whitehawk!whitehawk-logo

We had our first meet-up in May and it was great to meet and discuss what people would like from a group. The people who came said they would like an opportunity to get together socially, and have a place to support each other and share experiences.

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LGBT Disabled Peoples Group: Board Games and Social!

Join us for the next LGBT Disabled Peoples Group meet-up at Alcampo Lounge on London Road on Friday 24th June from 3 -5 pm.board-games-537x358

Alcampo serves coffees and alcoholic drinks, as well as food so there should be something for everyone. If you are in the mood for a board game, please bring along your favourite or play one of ours. If you would prefer to just chat and meet with others then come along for that!

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