1770 is located over 3 floors in a period “cottage” just on the edge of Brighton’s lanes, moments from the sea. We have been open since 2005, which makes us one of the longest running tattoo shops in Brighton. For the first 11 years we were the “sister” shop to the famed Into You in Clerkenwell, London that ran from 1993-2016. We fancied a change and have been called 1770 since 2016. Our family of artists have all been tattooing for quite a few years now, and between us we have around 100 years combined experience! Many of us have traveled extensively and worked all around the globe and we are happy to have settled here in beautiful Brighton, one of the most liberal cities in the U.K. Our tattoo experience is second to none, and we pride ourselves on the best possible hygiene standards, even more important in this post Covid world!
Our shop is a great place to visit, filled with natural light and stacked with interesting artworks made by us and some of our extended tattoo family. As artists we all have differing approaches and styles, but we see tattooing as a collaboration between artist and client and our aim is to make a tattoo that YOU are happy to wear for the rest of your life. We specialise in custom tattooing, and work mainly by appointment, however feel free to call, email or drop by and we’ll try and fit you in. Times have changed since many of us started tattooing, but we don’t follow the crowd and are considered some of the very best on the south coast. And yes, we do have vegan inks! See you soon.
Allsorts Youth Project supports and empowers children and young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. They have groups in Brighton, as well as Horsham, Chichester and Worthing, and provide one to one emotional support as well as social groups for young LGBTU people to meet with one another.
Young People's Centre
69 Ship Street
Assert supports autistic adults in Brighton and Hove to lead full and rewarding lives and to reach their potential by providing diverse, high quality and person-centred support services and seeking to raise awareness of the condition.
BHT has the only legal aid funded immigration lawyer in Brighton & Hove. They have been severely affected by funding cuts so they are only able to work with small numbers of people, and only on asylum claims (not general immigration).
144 London Road
BLAGSS is a sports and social group that now has around 500 lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members from across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and beyond.
Our aim is to encourage LGBTQ+ people to play sport. It's as simple as that. Sport is so important because health and fitness is such a vital part of our lives.
Our members are all different shapes, sizes, ages and abilities, and participate in sports as varied as badminton, tennis, squash, table tennis, running, tenpin bowling, football and cycling and much more.
We provide support to people in the city of Brighton and Hove, Shoreham, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Lewes, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and the surrounding areas. Our 200 volunteers take calls by phone, text and email. Our drop-in centre is open for face-to-face callers most days of the year from 10.00 - 22.00.
East Sussex BN3 6AE
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning & Intersex (LGBTQ) Workers' Forum provides networking and social opportunities, support and mentoring in partnership with the council's Communities, Equality and Third Sector Team, information and events for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary, intersex and questioning people who work for the council at all levels.
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is a space where people can celebrate music, celebrate their sexuality, enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded people and contribute to the local communities of which we are a part. The Chorus is a registered charity with three guiding principles, our “Three S’s”:
The celebration of life and music through male voice harmony
Using singing to develop social bonds that help people to feel connected in a sometimes lonely world
To be there for each other – both collectively and individually – when the chips are down, and to be there for the communities in which the chorus operates, too
113 Queens Road
Housing advice and information service, provides services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. Our services aim to tackle both the causes and effects of homelessness and poverty. BHT provide practical and preventative services, advice and legal representation, information and guidance in order to improve the quality of people's lives.
Sussex, BN1 4PH
Brighton Migrant Solidarity is a grass-roots community and campaign group. We work to support migrants in Brighton and beyond. We believe that everybody has the right to cross borders. Our aim is to build a strong and diverse movement where we support each other in our personal and political struggles to make the world a place where there truly is space for all. There is a good provision of services for people who find themselves on the wrong side of the UK's border rules. What there isn't is day to day love and support. We try to rectify that. If you fancy our mutual aid and solidarity, drop us an email [email protected] or come to our meeting. We hold regular meetings, and aim to offer care and support to people whilst campaigning for change.
Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) is a substance misuse service for women and families in the heart of Brighton. We exist to support and empower women who have difficulties with drink or drugs to make positive changes in their lives.
11 Richmond Place
Voices in Exile works with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds in East and West Sussex and Surrey. We offer practical and legal support including generalist advice and specialist immigration casework (up to OISC Level 2) for those who would otherwise be unable to access justice. As part of our holistic approach we offer practical support including a weekly food and toiletries bank for those who are destitute; and also advocate for, accompany and enable people to access services, build community, and develop their own potential through a programme of learning and creative activities. We seek to encourage people to find positive ways to address their own needs, build skills and resilience, and work towards integration in the UK through an active programme of volunteering and mentoring.
36 Upper Bedford Street
Brighton Women's Centre support self-identifying women in Sussex from all backgrounds, facing all kinds of issues, to live happier lives. Their services include counselling, mentoring, accomodation support, support for women involved in the criminal justice system and a twice weekly drop-in group, as well as regular wellbeing activities.
Brighton, BN2 9NA
St Thomas Fund is a residential rehabilitation service based in Brighton and Hove that offers a safe place for adults wanting to become free of drugs and alcohol, and make positive steps towards recovery. It is a free service for adults over the age of 18 with a local connection to Brighton and Hove; places are agreed with all parties following referral and assessment.
We are the Queens of Craft! Home of award winning cabaret, craft beers and incredible gins - right here in the heart of Brighton’s Gay Village.
Open daily from 10am for breakfast. We are really quite proud of our food. From stone baked, freshly stretched pizzas, traditional beer battered cod and chips to succulent gourmet burgers, tapas and fresh home made Sunday Lunch. No matter your hunger, we know we’ve got something you will just love.
Also there is something different going on every night, from retro video gaming or drag quizzes to award winning DJs and our most famous cabaret. Winners of “Brighton’s Favourite Cabaret Venue” at the Golden Handbags for three consecutive years. Check out our "What's On" section for our latest shows.
Providing support, resources and opportunities for the trans, non-binary and gender-variant community. The Clare Project hosts a variety of activities you can get involved in, including a weekly drop-in group.
Dorset Gardens, Brighton,
Clinic T is a sexual health service for anyone who identifies as trans, non-binary or gender variant (partners are welcome too). The clinic runs every month and dates are posted on our website. All of our services are free and completely confidential, and our staff have been trained in trans awareness.
Every other Wednesday
17:30 - 20:00
Corner of Eastern Road and Abbey Road
Club and Bar Revenge are Brighton's biggest LGBT entertainment venues. The biggest and most famous gay club in the south of England outside London, Revenge has been standing proud, just by Brighton's iconic Palace Pier for over 25 years, with two state-of-the-art dance floors and a stunning rooftop smoking terrace. Bar Revenge is the main club's little sister, open seven days a week from 12pm 'til late, transforming from a friendly attitude-free place to meet and chat to a lively pre-clubbing hot-spot, with a party vibe 'til late.
The Crew Club is a community led charity that provides opportunities for children and young people; enabling them to take part in a wide range of activities in one of the most deprived areas of the City, where they can actively take part in projects and activities to keep themselves occupied which provides fun as well as opportunities to improve their lives as well as the community they live in.
Dead Slow is a Brighton tattoo and piercing studio, owned by resident artists Jack Applegate and Kirsty Simpson since November 2014.
Jack and Kirsty acquired Dead Slow after both tattooing out of the studio for a number of years, back when it was called Nine. Since taking over they have made numerous changes including complete redecoration, new resident artists and now, a new name.
We have international guest artists visit throughout the year, many of them returning for regular spots. Upcoming guests can be found on our homepage and they can be contacted directly for booking enquiries.
Hello! I’m Dolly. Cat obsessed glitter enthusiast.
I co-own the little slice of heaven that is The Dollhouse, a private tattoo studio in Brighton. We created our studio with the intention of creating a comfortable and inclusive space for our lovely clients to come and have a great time where they feel like they can be themselves.
I specialise in what I affectionately call “Obnoxious Girly Shit” - which is basically everything people tell you you should have grown out of but you know you never will. I’m big on 90s pop culture. terrible music, classic movies and Studio Ghibli.
You can check out my work and what I’m up to by heading to my instagram @dollytattoos and you can also find The Dollhouse @thedollhousebtn.
Lots of love, xoxo.
To provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober community. Our primary purpose is to encourage unity and enhance one's sobriety. Go to the meeting finder section on their website to find a list of LGBTQ sobriety support groups across the country.
Online Meeting! ONLY
Brighton LGBTQI AA
Chapel Royal (in-person location is closed)
Zoom ID: 190 684 833
LGBTQ+ Cocaine Anonymous. CA
Zoom: 880 8457 1297
Brighthelm Centre (Hannover Room)
Brighton, BN1 1YD
For meeting status click here --> CAUK
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual Transgender Meeting NA
(in-person location is closed)
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church
Brighton, BN2 1RL
Online Meeting! ONLY
Big Book GLBT AA
Zoom: 220 825 928
For meeting status click here --> AAUK
LGBTQ+ Living Sober AA
Crypt Community Centre
St. George's Church
St George's Rd,
Online Meeting! ONLY
Brighton Clear CMA
Zoom: See link below
For meeting status click here --> CMAUK
Tattoos to shout out about!
Established on 106 St James Street, Brighton in 2014 by tattoo artist James Robinson. Our studio is anything but average. We want you to feel welcome and as relaxed as possible as we believe the tattoo experience should be a memorable one.
We are proud to have a great reputation for quality, long-lasting, eye-catching works of art.
We offer a free consultation for all of our clients whether its a first-time tattoo or a coverup.
Legends Hotel is a vibrant LGBTQ+ friendly hotel, bar & club right in the centre of Brighton, just minutes from the Pier and close to the upmarket Lanes shopping & entertainment Quarter, the funky North Laine Quarter and Brighton’s latest attraction, the breath-taking British Airways i360. Legends is a base where you can relax or be part of the hustle and bustle on your doorstep. Our friendly team are here to help you have a wonderful experience in in our colourful city.
Legends features a selection of rooms to suit every budget from our singles, compact doubles and super superiors with stunning views of Brighton seafront. Whatever your budget you can find something just right at Legends.
Brighton BN2 1TR
Open drop-in group for LGBT+ people with no experience of meditation. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5.30-7:00pm. A welcoming space in which to share meditation practice and explore teachings from different traditions.
Lunch Positive is a community space for everyone with HIV. We have a coffee and lounge area, and a dining area for lunch. There is also plenty of information, advice and support with healthy eating and nutrition, as well as information on other local groups and services.
113 Queens Road
Sussex-based support for men who have been affected by unwanted sexual experiences. We use the term "unwanted sexual experience" to include any non-consensual or unwanted act of sexualised violence, coercion, manipulation or abuse including (but not limited to) childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, and rape.
East Sussex BN1 3DG
WHO ARE WE?
The Martin Fisher Foundation is a Brighton & Hove charity, which was set up in September 2015 by colleagues, family and friends of Professor Martin Fisher in memory of his outstanding national and international contribution to the field of HIV research and patient care.
The Martin Fisher Foundation's vision is to eliminate new HIV cases within a generation by increasing HIV testing, through improving knowledge of HIV, increasing availability PrEP and reducing HIV stigma. Our purpose is to facilitate the city-wide HIV response wherever possible.
The charity is run by experienced Trustees who meet regularly to oversee the running of the charity. Our Patron is Baroness Gould of Potternewton.
Our mission is to promote, preserve and protect the health and wellbeing of people with or at risk of HIV by:
Increasing access to HIV testing
Supporting innovation in HIV prevention and care
Advancing public awareness of HIV to reduce stigma
Reduce new HIV infections and deaths from HIV-related illness
Improving the quality of life for people living with HIV
Our values are inspired by Martin and describe the underlying principles about how we work.
Community-centred - everything we do is for the benefit of people living with or at risk of HIV
Determined - we won’t give up until we’ve reached our goals
Inclusive - we embrace diversity and promote equality for all people living with or at risk of HIV
Inspirational - we always strive to inspire others to take action through our innovative approaches
Provides free and informal English lessons for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants on Mondays from 10:30 - 15:30 at The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA.
12 London Road,
Brighton BN1 4JA
Providing a range of advice and information, advocacy and support services to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem to live a full life. Brighton branch providing advocacy, peer mentoring, support groups, workshops and more.
51 New England Street
Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GQ
Mental health service run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer people. MindOut offer a range of services including a low cost counselling service, peer support groups, advocacy and a peer mentoring project. All MindOut services are confidential, independent and impartial.
113 Queens Road
Brighton BN1 3XG
Our 50+ wellbeing project aims to respond to the support needs of people over 50, reduce social isolation often experienced by older LGBTQ people and develop intergenerational activities for older and younger people to meet, learn and support one another.
113 Queens Road,
Brighton BN1 3XG
Navigate is a group for transgender men, trans masculine people, genderqueer people, non-binary people, those assigned intersex and/or female at birth that fit somewhere else on or off the spectrum or those who are questioning their gender identity. We will provide a social space, support, advice and co-ordinate local campaigns relevant to those we support.
Situated in the Coldean area of Brighton, New Larchwood Extra Care Housing has 38 one and two bed retirement apartments for over 55s.
At our first LGBTQ+ affirmative scheme, on-site facilities include a residents' lounge, community café, hair salon, cinema, guest room and patio garden, as well as a restaurant where hot lunches are provided. The estate is LGBT+ inclusive and therefore very welcoming of diversity. Regular social activities such as coffee mornings take place, providing an opportunity to meet with other residents. The local manager is on-site every week day to assist with any queries you may have and also arrange any maintenance required for the buildings and grounds. A GP surgery and a pharmacy are next door, and a library is over the road. Bus routes to central Brighton run on nearby Hawkhurst Road, for access to further amenities.
We welcome people from all sections of our community. We offer an enjoyable, supportive and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ members to sing, develop their community spirit and awareness, and enable individuals to develop their talents, skills and confidence.
Refugee Radio is a charity that supports refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. We run community projects targeting mental health, isolation and social exclusion. We use radio and music to give a voice to this who do not have one. Weekly support group from 3-6pm in their office at Community Base to promote resilience for refugees and migrants suffering from stress, depression and PTSD.
Brighton, BN1 3XG
Somewhere safe where someone can wait until the Police or a trusted contact can reach them or they have been able to access any necessary information and advice to keep them safe.
Access to a phone if required to call Sussex Police, a trusted contact or another support service.
Stopover is a service for young women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and need a safe place to live, where they will be supported to develop so that they are prepared to move on to independent living.
Brighton BN1 3XA
T A T T O O S F O R A L L B O D I E S
STUDIO BABY is designed to be a welcoming, safe and relaxed space to be tattooed in. The studio is an inclusive and LGBTQIA+ friendly environment, run by Karen, a queer female tattoo artist in Brighton. All bodies and skin tones are welcome.
STUDIO BABY is a private tattoo studio in the heart of Brighton, close to the sea, shops and cafes. The studio has lots of natural light, plants and a comfortable atmosphere. There’s space for up to two tattoo artists, and a small seating area for clients and friends. It’s pretty snug, but has everything you and your artist need.
The Sussex Mental Healthline offers listening support, advice, information and signposting to anyone experiencing difficulties, or who may be in crisis and in urgent need of help, with their mental health.
The service is free and is available to anyone of any age who is concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend. This includes carers and healthcare professionals.
We welcome Text Relay calls and New Generation Text calls from hearing and speech impaired callers, on 0300 5000 101.
Sussex Police work closely with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities to promote equality and encourage the reporting of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic related hate crime.
We have a network of CEAs throughout the districts of Sussex so there are points of contact locally. For more information head to our LGBT+ page.
LGBT+ CEAs are established across the force. Similar to other liaison officer roles, they receive specialist inputs to raise their knowledge and understanding, and create awareness in LGB and T issues. LGBT+ CEAs will act as a point of contact for LGBT+ communities and individuals, to build relations to increase trust, confidence and encourage reporting of crime.
Have you tried counselling before? Perhaps you felt unable to talk about your gender identity or sexuality. Maybe you didn't want to risk being misgendered, misunderstood and having to educate your counsellor.
I really understand that being LGBTQ+ can sometimes make it difficult to find a counsellor you can trust and feel safe to open up to.
Social prescribing for trans and/or non-binary or gender-questioning people
Trans and Non-Binary Link is a free-of-charge service in Brighton and Hove for over 18s that links you to community services and groups to improve your health and wellbeing. Our service is personalised to your individual needs.
Dementia Support is for LGBTQ people living with or affected by dementia or concerned about memory loss
Whether you are someone living with dementia or memory difficulties, are a caregiver, a friend, or family member, you deserve support that recognises your individual life experience.
113 Queens Road
Brighton’s first LGBTQ-led Domestic Abuse service, supporting LGBTQ victims and survivors in an inclusive and affirmative community space.
Our Domestic Abuse service is for LGBTQ people affected by domestic abuse. We provide support to survivors through our Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) who are here to support you.
We can help you with housing and accessing refuge services, financial issues and benefits, navigating the criminal justice system, and assist with mental and physical health needs.
113 Queens Road
Grief Encounters is a peer support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement.
Many LGBTQ people face a number of additional challenges when it comes to bereavement, in addition to universal experiences of grief, pain and sadness.
Our helpline provides you with support and information and will connect you to the right LGBTQ services or advice.
You can talk to us confidentially and anonymously about anything that’s on your mind.
We support people with a range of questions and we believe that listening can help, whether you are looking for information and support or just need someone to talk to.
Our Older People’s Project is for LGBTQ people aged 50+ who would like to meet others in their community for support or information.
We provide those aged 50+ with a number of regular social activities, meet ups and trips. We also provide information and host workshops about services for older people and make connections for people within the community and to other services.
Located below the theatre in the iconic Marlborough Hotel building in Brighton, The Actors takes its inspiration from the theatre pubs that have, since the Victorian era, been a feature of the city’s rich relationship with the performing arts.
Serving a great range of local craft beers and fresh pizzas, we are a comfortable pub and space for everybody from all communities in Brighton!
The Clock Tower Sanctuary is a day centre providing information and guidance for 16-25 year old homeless and insecurely housed people. We are open 6 days and provide a friendly, bright, centrally-located, safe space for young people to engage with their peers and other visiting agencies. We provide Crisis Support to help young people with their immediate, essential needs, including food, showers and medical support. Our Move-On Support enables young people to unlock their potential and make positive, lasting change. It includes Life Skills courses, 121 support and interactive activities, such as our weekly Men's Group.
Brighton BN1 1RH
we are a feminist-run private tattoo studio in Brighton, England
everyone is welcome.
The Dollhouse is a private tattoo studio in central Brighton, UK.
Founded in 2020 by George Langford and Dolly Plunkett, The Dollhouse was designed to amplify all the things that are brilliant about tattooing; freedom, creativity and a sense of empowerment, whilst also providing a safe, comfortable & inspiring tattoo experience where people can be their true selves without fear of judgement or discrimination.
Brighton BN1 1UQ
New Steine Mews Hostel helps people to prepare for independence by offering accommodation, training, and a safe space for those who want to address their substance use. New Steine Mews Hostel is a hostel for twenty-four single homeless men and women. We work with residents in a structured way to improve their quality of life and safety. All referrals to New Steine Mews are via the Rough Sleepers Street Services and Relocation Team. Their freephone number is 0808 168 0414 or email [email protected].
The Queery is a co-op in Brighton, UK, owned and run by its members, whose main focus is the benefit of the local queer community. It’s run in a non-hierarchical way by different collectives of volunteers, with solidarity at its heart. A space for queers, by queers.
The Queery is a wheelchair-accessible sober space that’s home to a radical and queer bookstore, a small library, a small vegan café, and it’s available to hire for workshops, talks, classes, meetings, support groups, open mics, film nights and more!
Wednesdays to Sundays - 11 to 17hs
WE SUPPORT PEOPLE AGED 65+ WHO ARE EXPERIENCING LONELINESS DUE TO LIMITED SOCIAL CONNECTIONS.
We operate across Brighton, Hove, Adur and Worthing. Every aspect of our service has been developed in response to the wants and needs of older people. We offer a cohesive range of services which enables older people to choose the option which best suits them.
We are a group of organisations that provide befriending services to a wide range of people at risk of isolation and loneliness in the city. Have an LGBTQ specific befriending service run in partnership between ourselves (Switchboard) and Impetus. If you're an LGBTQ person who would like to volunteer as a befriender, or would like to be befriended, contact [email protected]
If you've been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward. We're independent of the police and anyone can contact us for support, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it took place. Our services are free, confidential, and available to anyone in England and Wales.
MBBS, FRCA, MRCGP
Sam qualified in London in 1993, and became a GP after a 15 year career as a hospital consultant.
He has several areas of interest in general practice including women’s health, trans-affirming care, food as medicine, neurodivergence and trauma-informed practice.
Sam's passion is training a multi-professional primary care workforce suited to meeting the needs of those facing healthcare inequalities.
It is a basic human right to have our healthcare needs met, and enabling this requires a different way of learning. Changing the health of the nation necessitates making healthcare accessible to all.
He lives in Brighton with his family, has given up his car, tries to cycle instead and sings in an LGBT choir for kicks.
A Community led organisation passionate about helping the people of East Brighton reach their potential through learning, skills and work. Also a great Cafe to meet friends to chat and have a cuppa! Their services include: - One to one Careers Advice with a trained expert. - A wide range of courses to develop your hobbies, skills and yourself including IT, Maths and English, Vocational Certifcates, Health and Fitness, Arts and Crafts, Parenting and Personal Development. - Advice and Support for Money, Debt, Benefits, Health, Social Care and Mental Wellbeing. - A range of workshops and social events. - High speed low cost internet and printing. - Jobs board and Job Club - Resource area for local training, courses and volunteering.
The YMCA Youth Advice Centre (YAC) offers advice, support and guidance to young people in Brighton and Hove. YAC workers are able to offer expertise in a wide range of areas. Our aim is to provide young people in the local area with a safe and friendly environment where they can access helpful advice and support.