News and Events

The Rainbow Café Launch

Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard is happy to announce the launch of The Rainbow Café, our new service for LGBT+ people with dementia. We’ll be officially launching the service on Thursday 15th of February with a performance of ‘The Purple List’, a play which tells the story of a same sex couple coming to terms with a diagnosis … Read more

Focus Group – LGBTQ+ Equalities Monitoring

LGBT Switchboard’s Health and Inclusion Project is holding a consultation to find out about the factors important to the LGBTQ+ community in sharing monitoring information about sexual orientation, gender identity and trans status with GPs and council services. Make your voice heard and join us for the focus group on Tuesday 13th February, 6-8pm at Community Base, Queens Road, … Read more

Survey for LGBTQ people affected by cancer launched

Macmillan Cancer Support and Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard are working together to engage with the local community to learn about the experiences and needs of LGBTQ people in Brighton and Hove and Sussex who are affected by cancer.  This engagement work will be used to inform how LGBTQ people affected by cancer can be best supported; and to … Read more

We’re Recruiting: Trans Survivors Switchboard Volunteers

LGBT Switchboard and Survivors Network are very happy to announce that we are recruiting additional volunteers for Trans Survivors Switchboard, our helpline for trans survivors of sexual violence. This service is run by trans people, for trans people so we are specifically recruiting trans and non-binary volunteers.  In using the term ‘trans’ we intend to … Read more

Happy National Bi Visibility Day

Today marks national Bi Visibility Day, which has been celebrated on September 23rd since 1999. As an LGBTQ+ organisation it’s important that we mark this day, and raise the profile of issues affecting bisexual people in our community. As an out bisexual, I am often subjected to biphobic stereotypes about what it means to be … Read more

New Autumn Opening Hours

From September 1st LGBT Switchboard’s helpline will be operating with new opening hours. This is to ensure that there is always someone to take your call when you need us. The new opening hours will be as follows: Mon – 6:30pm-9pm Tues – Closed Wed – Closed Thurs – 3pm-9pm Fri – 6:30pm-9pm Sat – … Read more

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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