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Post by Andi Devine, Allsorts Youth Project. Brighton is a very diverse city; therefore there is a large amount of support accessible for those who need it. Yet those who struggle with or even question their gender identity can sometimes be overlooked. All too often, trans people and especially young trans people, can find themselves [...]
The Pink List was finally revealed yesterday. Compiled by readers of the Independent on Sunday; it was whittled down by big names in the LGBT community such as Gareth Thomas (rugby player and Stonewall 2010 Hero of the Year), Stephen K Amos (stand-up comic known for his documentary Batty Man which highlighted homophobia in black British and [...]
Vacant stares, feet shuffling aimlessly as you following the crowd, low moans filling the air. No I’m not talking about the Saturday night pub crowd stumbling up St James Street at 3am, but the rather brilliant Beach of the Dead invasion, that will be hitting the streets of Brighton on Saturday 22nd October. Judging by [...]
All of us from time to time will have days when we just can’t find a smile to put on our face. Having a blue day, feeling under the weather, (particularly if that weather is stormy and grey) a bit depressing. Thankfully the majority of the time we find that by the end of the [...]
October 11th marks ‘National Coming Out’ Day. For some ‘coming out’ as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans (LGBT) can be a liberating experience as they acknowledge who they are, and for others it’s a time of huge turmoil and confusion. For those aged 13-25 in Brighton & Hove there is Allsorts Youth Project who provide [...]
Knowing very few people, the situation I found myself in two years ago, when I moved from the Midlands, was one of anticipated opportunity, the opportunity to reinvent myself and enjoy a very different quality of life. What I wasn’t prepared for was the speed with which this new life would take off and with it, how soon Brighton would totally take hold of me.
Here in the UK, the LGBT community can celebrate the many rights we have all fought for and won over the last few decades, from having homosexuality abolished as a criminal offence, the equal age of consent and most recently the right for same sex couples to have their union together acknowledged in the form [...]