We’re Hosting an LGBTQ Housing Conference!

We’re Hosting an LGBTQ Housing Conference! Join us to discuss the future of LGBTQ affirmative housing in Sussex and beyond. Switchboard, in partnership with University of Brighton Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender (CTSG) and Clarion Futures, are hosting a solution focused, community led conference to provide a springboard for provision of safe LGBTQ+ affirmative… Continue Reading We’re Hosting an LGBTQ Housing Conference!

Meet Our New Chair of the Board of Trustees: Simon Dowe

Meet Our New Chair of the Board of Trustees: Simon Dowe Simon joined Switchboard as Chair of the Board of Trustees at our AGM in December 2021. He became a trustee for Switchboard in 2019 bringing with him extensive experience in shaping and changing organisations in challenging environments Here he talks his proudest achievements, LGBTQ… Continue Reading Meet Our New Chair of the Board of Trustees: Simon Dowe

Switchboard’s Statement on Trans Inclusive Domestic Abuse Provision

Switchboard’s Statement on Trans Inclusive Domestic Abuse Provision Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard are proud to be one of just a few organisations in the country providing services by and for LGBTQ survivors. We work with people whose experiences of gender do not sit within a cisgender binary, rather they identify as trans, non-binary, intersex,… Continue Reading Switchboard’s Statement on Trans Inclusive Domestic Abuse Provision

Celebrate LGBT+ history by investing in our futures – donate to our Crowdfunder

Celebrate LGBT+ history by investing in our futures – donate to our Crowdfunder February marks LGBT+ History Month here in the UK. As Brighton and Hove’s oldest LGBTQ charity, we’re asking for you to support us by investing in LGBTQ futures.   We’re crowdfunding to raise vital funds to keep our communities supported, connected, and informed as we recover from the devastating impact… Continue Reading Celebrate LGBT+ history by investing in our futures – donate to our Crowdfunder

Grief Meets: Autumn/Winter Dates

Grief Meets are monthly meetings for LGBTQ people who have experienced bereavement. These are opportunities to get together with others in a similar situation, and explore grief through a range of mediums.  Upcoming Dates  Wednesday 20th October Online, Zoom | 6.30 – 8.30pm  Finding Words: Exploring loss and grief through creative writing activities. Facilitated by Dinos Aristidou who has written and directed for… Continue Reading Grief Meets: Autumn/Winter Dates

New report released on supporting trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence

Trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence should be able to safely access existing support spaces, as well as having specialised spaces, declare local organisations Survivors’ Network and Switchboard. Together Switchboard and Survivors Network have released a report summarising our findings from a consultation and group run for trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence… Continue Reading New report released on supporting trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence

Vaccine Buddies

The COVID-19 vaccine is your best protection against coronavirus. The vaccines are safe and effective and it is strongly recommended you get vaccinated. If you are LGBTQ and anxious about attending your vaccination appointment, or have difficulties with getting to a vaccination centre, our vaccine buddies are here to help you. Our vaccine buddies can… Continue Reading Vaccine Buddies

New research by Switchboard highlights inequalities exacerbated by Covid-19 for LGBTQ communities in Brighton & Hove

Switchboard’s Health and Inclusion Project (HIP) have released a report on the impact of Covid-19 on LGBTQ people in Brighton and Hove. The report shows that Covid-19 has exacerbated existing health inequalities across issues such as mental health, trans health and housing, as well as the lack of LGBTQ affirming support. Through our research we… Continue Reading New research by Switchboard highlights inequalities exacerbated by Covid-19 for LGBTQ communities in Brighton & Hove

Switchboard launch survey on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the LGBTQ community in Brighton and Hove

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Switchboard have launched a survey to research the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the LGBTQ community in Brighton and Hove.  Working in partnership with Sussex NHS Commissioners and Brighton and Hove City Council we need your help to better understand the experiences of LGBTQ people during the pandemic. The findings of this research will help… Continue Reading Switchboard launch survey on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the LGBTQ community in Brighton and Hove