BLAGSS provides great opportunities for sport and physical activity in a safe and supportive environment to LGBT people in Sussex. Currently we have 550 members. There are 15 sections, all of whom meet at different locations in and around Brighton & Hove on different days of the week.
Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum
We are an established independent LGBT forum of volunteers working with the LGBT Community to address and improve safety issues throughout Brighton & Hove. We undertake cultural, educational and social safety community activities and any type of LGBT community/inclusion and accessibility initiative.
Brighton Bothways is a bisexual group based in Brighton. We are a friendly, open-minded group and welcome all bisexual, bi-curious and bi-friendly people, their partners, friends, family and allies. We are a diverse and inclusive group and hope that people coming along will respect this safe and supportive space. We arrange regular socials and meets with a few extra events throughout the year.
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 2005 and currently has around 90 members. It is a registered charity, no. 1137437, with 3 key charitable objectives:
1.To promote public education by the study, practice and public performance of choral music; and to assist other charitable causes.
2. For the public benefit to advance and promote the education of gay and gay-friendly men in Brighton and Hove in the subject of choral music, its study, practice and performance.
Brighton Gems main aims are to celebrate,empower and support the independance of all Brighton and Hove’s over 50’s gay men. With a comprehensive programme of activities such as weekly swimming groups,country walking,theatre and art attendances.and visits to many places of interest we endeavour to take many men out of isolation.
The Clare Project provides a weekly drop in for people who are struggling or questioning their gender identity. The drop in is widely used as a safe space to explore issues around gender and offers low cost psychotherapy as well as speech therapy for transgender men and women.
We are a free monthly peer support group for trans, ftm, genderqueer and transmasculine people over 18 years old. We offer support, information, a social space and opportunities for activism. Some of our meetings have a theme or topic, others are just open for people to chat about anything. Our membership is diverse.
Lesbian Link Brighton
LesbianLink Brighton & Hove is a social network and email list for like minded lesbian women living in and around Brighton & Hove. Women of all ages are welcome to join. Members support all political parties and like all varieties of music and drama. All have a high regard for friendliness and honesty.
LGBT Brighton & Hove Network
1. To promote equality & inclusion within and between groups.
2. To improve access to support services
3. To provide a community page where any individual or organisation can engage with members.
Every Friday we provide a lunch club and community cafe for people with HIV, and carers. At the lunch club we provide a supportive and safe space to meet, find friendships and peer support. We serve a healthy and enjoyable 3-course meal which costs £1.50. The lunch club is provided entirely by volunteers, and our aims are to provide a friendly, welcoming and inclusive community space for everyone with HIV. We hope that the lunch club will be a place where people meet and connect with our peers, and benefit from spending time together.
Metropolitan Community Church of Brighton
MCC Brighton is an LGBT affirming community, who follow the ways of Christ whilst embracing and valuing the richness of all faith journeys. We will prayerfully look for ways to challenge ourselves to be a visible, compassionate, honest, healing and welcoming community that is engaging and God centered. We will be a place where diversity is celebrated, integrity is prized and people can feel accepted and safe.
Older and Out
Older and Out provides an open, welcome space for the OLGBTQU community to come together, to strengthen and create new friendships.
To give support and advice on issues that may be presented by members. To invite other voluntary and statutory services to promote their services.
To act as a springboard, encouraging and supporting the members to create their own support networks, often without close family, friendships and support groups play a vital role in the health and well being of all older people but especially with OLGBTQU.
We offer social support for those affected by HIV by providing therapies, mediation, yoga, swimming as well as social outings and activities to combat social isolation.
Peer Action was founded in 2011 and became a charity in January 2014. We have offered over 300 therapies in the last 6 months.
We offer an enjoyable, supportive and affirming environment for LGBT members in the area to sing together enabling individuals to develop their talents, skills and confidence and to develop their community spirit and awareness.
Through public performance we aim to enhance the profile of LGBT people, particularly in Brighton and Hove, and to contribute to the quality and range of community events.
Rainbow Families is an informal social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents and their children in Brighton & Hove, Sussex and surrounding areas. Membership is open to all LGBT parents and prospective parents and their children. We are a non-profit organisation and membership is free.
An alternative non-scene guide to LGBTQ life in Brighton & Hove, Zhoosh! enables you to be involved in your LGBTQ community. Join the Zhoosh network of 600 local LGBTQ residents for free, browse the event listings of group activities and search the directory of over 100 groups and organisations in the city. If you want to meet and make friends, Zhoosh will help you! http://www.zhooshbrighton.co.uk