The Zhoosh! Brighton Blog
TRANS* EQUALITY SCRUTINY
Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) is carrying out a trans* equality scrutiny. This is where a small group of councillors investigate an issue in detail and make public recommendations for change. Councillors Phelim Mac Cafferty, Denise Cobb and Warren Morgan, along with two independent trans people want to hear from a wide range of trans* people and others with an interest about the issues. They will write a report based on what they hear, making recommendations for action.
LGBT HIP has been commissioned by BHCC to facilitate the involvement of trans* people and others with an interest. There are several ways that you can get involved including online, through the local trans support groups and by contacting the council directly. You can find all the details on our website or on the flyer below but we especially want to draw your attention to the open public meeting. This will take place on Tuesday 10th July, 17.00 – 19.00, Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF. Free snacks and drinks provided. The venue is wheelchair accessible but please let me know in advance if you have any other access needs.
Needless to say, this is going be a crucial meeting for the trans* community locally and a chance to really help shape the council’s equality agenda in relation to trans people, so we’re really hoping for a well-attended meeting. Please do come along and pass on to all your contacts who may be interested. Getting the word out through the social networking sites would also be really helpful.
NEW TRANS* SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC SESSION
Don’t forget, the first session of the quarterly trans* sexual health clinic session will be on the evening of the 8th of August – so keep the date! Claude Nicol is trying very hard to make itself more accessible to trans* people. This is a pilot to see what the response is from the trans community so let’s show our support, spread the word and take up the services offered. All clinic staff have had trans* awareness training.
We are also looking for two volunteer hostesses or hosts (who may or may not be trans) to greet new arrivals and welcome them to the clinic, as for many this will be a new experience. So if you think you may be interested, please email Ben Castle c/o email@example.com. Full training will be given. We also need to come up with a name for the clinic, so please email your suggestions too.
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