Our Disability and Neurodiversity Project is for LGBTQ disabled and/or neurodivergent people (age 18 and over) looking for a sense of community, support or information.
We organise and host a number of regular social activities and meet ups for LGBTQ+ disabled and/or neurodivergent adults. We also provide information and make connections within the community and to other services.
Switchboard LGBTQ+ Disability and Neurodiversity Group
We run a fortnightly peer support group for LGBTQ+ people aged 18+ who are disabled and/or neurodivergent and who live in and around Brighton and Hove.
The group provides a space for those seeking a sense of community and is a chance to connect with others in an informal peer support setting. At present, the group usually meets every other Wednesday on Zoom from 2.30-4pm, and is facilitated by a queer disabled person.
Find out more:
For more information about the group and how to join it please email [email protected].
We also have a Facebook group for LGBTQ people with disabilities which you can join here.
The LGBTQ Disability Project is supported by Scope’s Local People Programme in Hove, funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthWish through The Health Lottery.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS:
A disability is a health condition which makes it more difficult to do certain activities. A disability can be visible or invisible, meaning other people may not know that you have a disability unless you tell them. We are inclusive of individuals who are neurodivergent and those with mental health issues.
Neurodivergent means that your brain works in a way that is different to what is typical in society. Conditions such as bipolar and personality ‘disorders’ can be included in this too as well as autism, ADHD and many more.
LGBTQ+ in this instance, refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual and more identities. It may refer to anyone who is not heterosexual or cisgender. In this instance, transgender (trans) includes all non-cisgender (cis) identities such as non-binary, genderfluid, genderqueer, agender, genderless, two-spirit and many more.