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Information is being circulated by letter Fund to provide a fair and needs-led basis for creating a larger and safer Pride Village Party for and will be posted on a residents’ information page distributing the funding to those local groups who everyone to enjoy.org . For the first time at local outlets and supporting venues from the source of funding for the smaller ever. 11am–5pm and Thursday.php?id=1402229131 highlighting and recognising LGBT communities around the world where they don't have the Freedom to Live. The Pride Village Party will take place from 6pm on Pride Village Party pledge bands will be available Pride is in continual need of volunteers to help out Saturday. August 2.COM PRIDE VILLAGE SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY AND GET A FREE TICKET FOR PRIDE PARTY IS GO GO GO! ) Brighton Pride is a non-profit community interest company (CIC) with just two full-time members of administration staff. and it Pride Sunday kicks off from 2pm and will feature from Sunday. remember those friends lost to HIV/AIDS. Pride Plans have been given the green light by Brighton & Hove Council and smashed their fundraising target and raised over Sussex Police for this year’s Pride Village Party to go ahead as a ticketed £43. July 30 from is the perfect way to celebrate a Pride with various entertainment zones dedicated to cabaret. campaigns and sashays its way through the streets of our city.30am.000 for the Rainbow Fund to distribute event for a one-year trial. purpose where community helps community. through their grants programme to LGBT/HIV organisations in Brighton & Hove.6 ) DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON WWW. with the help of volunteers and supporters. It has not been possible to offer joint main festival With so many of Brighton’s favourite local bars.brighton-pride. on the Pride website. wristbands. regardless of sexuality or gender. ) 78 PLACARDS VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to carry one of the 78 Freedom to Live placards on the Brighton Pride LGBT Community Parade and be part of a campaign we can all truly be proud of.GSCENE. Last year. Help make Pride Matter! ) RAINBOW FLAG BEARER This year Brighton Pride will continue the proud tradition and include a giant 50ft long rainbow flag in the LGBT Community Pride Parade. integrate the box office scanning system. venues. It’s a fabulous way to be a part of Brighton Pride as the parade celebrates. after the businesses. Placard around 8pm and continuing until 12. July 27–Wednesday. July 31–Friday. ) The organisers of Brighton Pride are promising selling the pledge bands and Pride tickets and help Paul Elgood of the Rainbow Fund two days of fabulous community celebrations in a make this year’s Village Street Party a fresh start with said of Pride’s fundraising safe and welcoming environment this August as the a fundraising purpose giving us all truly proud role: "Pride has made a significant Pride Village Party delivers for the first time a weekend. Brighton Preston Park festival finale show. contribution to the local LGBT PAUL ELGOOD unique fundraising event that benefits LGBT/HIV Two-day £5 wristbands (£1 donation ring fenced community sector. through the Pride website and collect from the Pride Pride simply does not happen without the Welcome Centre above Charles Street at Envy essential contributions made by volunteers. and have organisations that provide effective front-line services for the Rainbow Fund) will be available online and created a sustainable and secure to LGBT people in Brighton & Hove. You can purchase the pledge bands now volunteers and Rainbow Flag Bearers. Pride asked the Rainbow Marine Parade will be closed to traffic for the event. Party celebrations and finishing with a candlelit vigil You can also collect the pledge bands from the box in New Steine Gardens late in the evening to office inside Preston park on Saturday. deserves Freedom to Live. Residents and people working volunteer-led community groups who can rely on Village Party to extend to the main seafront road. need it most". Brighton & Hove Council will allow the Pride beginning of July. August 2 with entertainment starting from from beginning of July from supporting venues and on the day as Parade Stewards. there’ll be plenty choice go ahead for the Pride Village Party only being given of where to meet up with friends and raise a toast to at the beginning of June it has not been possible to HERE’S JUST THREE WAYS TO HELP: your Pride weekend and to friends no longer with us. Email volunteer enquiries to: billie@brighton- pride. Help Pride highlight the inequalities LGBTQ communities across the globe face in their daily lives and demand that everyone.30pm.org/event. within the fenced zone will receive free access this funding to operate. To view: the Parade remains a rainbow of diversity the Pride fundraising effort for the Rainbow Fund by www. Pride needs you to become a proud flag bearer. bears and disco with performers and DJs delivering the perfect soundtrack to your Pride Sunday Village August 1 from 11am–9. ) COMMUNITY PARADE STEWARD VILLAGE PARTY PLEDGE BANDS Pride have a frequently asked questions page on their Register as a Parade Steward and help ensure Support the local businesses that are directly supporting website about the Village Street Party. and Pride Village pledge bands this year as Pride businesses and the Rainbow Fund supporting the tickets have been on sale since February and with the Pride Village Party this year.


Road and Moulsecoomb. OPENS NEW STUDIO weekly basis.sussex.ac. bookable by individual taxi from Brighton Station costs visitors on a night by night or approximately £15. self-catering rooms on their Falmer away behind the coach station. framed original flyer artwork. a chance to relive your disco adventure through the 7” memory box and plenty of opportunities to Strike a Brighton Pose. view: photographic work ranges from family and group portraits. More info: www.COM STRIKE A BRIGHTON POSE! DRINK IN BRIGHTON PRIDE COCKTAIL ) Strike A Brighton Pose is a snapshot of LGBTQ clubbing in Brighton & Hove ) Brighton Pride are raising a for the Brighton Pride Arts & Film Festival at Jubilee Library. the exhibition reflects the 30 plus years The Pride Apple Bite Cocktail is a businesses like Drink In Brighton are they’ve spent in the LGBTQ discos of mix of lemonade. Mary Portas Pilot Project which helps regenerate town centres. the Sussex arrive in Brighton by coach the University Residential nearest stop for the No 25 is at the to the LGBT community in Brighton & Hove. artwork. with trains running every free weekend parking are available opening of his new photographic studio. 15-20 minutes and is the third stop from £35 per night.GSCENE. and www. Hove. Fri & Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 11am-5pm.8 ) DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON WWW. Open House. Disco is our venues are selling a very special home. The Sidewinder. of course. By repositioning the humble Smirnoff Gold with a dash of continues to deliver a world class flyer as artwork and the clubber as social freshly squeezed lime and will be festival with fundraising at its core. July 21 – Sunday. and budget Cllr Denise Cobb. A LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER campus. Wed. If you ices/newsandevents/pride head shots and location work. Taxis cost £21 per night.co. takes about 30 minutes. Strike A Brighton Pose examines the city’s LGBTQ clubbing history. pet portraits. through Pride Cocktail at each of their 40 flyers. Brighton from glass to DrinkInBrighton. Fund. Oxford Street is part of the don’t run from Falmer Station to are offered throughout the summer. Falmer Station is During Pride weekend. Plus. clubbers to promoters. clubs and bars in Brighton. Tue & Services are offering budget and Old Steine which is a short walk Thur 10am-7pm. 10% discount is given for group sandwiched between London Road and the newly developed Level area and provides The No 25 bus runs every 10 booking of 10 or more people. For more information. Strike A Brighton Pose transforms the disco into a vital beat slice of queer history. Nick Ford.nickfordphotography. helped us forget our identities and connected During July. photographs and flyers from dance floor favourites. studio space for portraiture. was on hand to officially on leaving Brighton. photography and the memories of those who were there. Disco is where the homo is. Sticky Mike's Cocktail sold will be donated to Frog Bar. hosts to designers. apple juice and essential and ensure Pride Brighton. 25p from each Pride Apple Bite snapshot of our city’s most fabulous dancefloor moments. Library opening hours: Mon. His studio is the residences.co. Similar rates Located in one of Brighton's up and coming areas. LGBTQ who have the largest collection of clubbing has provided us with more than just a soundtrack to our lives in Brighton & pubs. A rite of passage for so many. a 12” box filled with tales.uk/residentialserv partnerships. weddings. after London single rooms with shared bathroom declare the studio open and get Nick's new business venture up and running. it’s a personal The Marlborough Pub & Theatre. The exhibition BUDGET ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE DURING PRIDE includes original collages by Kate Wildblood. exhibition and office space. friends and lovers. venue owners to DJs.uk Monday. From venues across the city including creating a proud stir this summer. minutes from Brighton to the Meal options are also on offer if Nick has been a freelance photographer for a number of years and engages with the University of Sussex (slowing to required LGBT community through singing with the Brighton Gay Men's Chorus. August 3. nine minutes from Brighton train catering ensuite single rooms with realised his ambition last month with the station. The Brighton Pride and the Rainbow Conceived and curated by Kate Quadrant and Riki Tik. civil and every 30 minutes at night). Drink In Brighton us to community. historian. a grant-giving fund for local LGBTQ and HIV organisations who provide effective front line services ) During the summer. The disco became our family. self- ) Freelance photographer.uk . the Deputy Mayor of Brighton & Hove. the obligatory disco ball. charity events and parties right down to passport photos. Support from prominent local Wildblood and Queen Josephine. Strike A Brighton Pose is part of the 2014 Brighton Pride Arts & Film Festival and a fundraising event for Brighton Pride and the Rainbow Fund. His every 20 minutes in the evening.


Freedom to perform with the chorus for Miss contributing to the first Pride Arts & Film season. In the UK we are lucky to have the freedom to be who we are and it's Pagoda. author of God’s Other In a world fraught with hate and discrimination art is a way of freely expressing ourselves.com or: www. Hove on Friday. Waterloo Street. A further writing and perform your work at Pride. while a further 70 a duet with actress Federay countries imprison citizens because of their sexual orientation.org chorus will enable IFA to provide vital teacher training across the UK.org . Actually Gay Men’s Chorus Jason. With this year’s Live. go to one of the free writing workshops giving fund for local LGBT and where you can hone up your skills for HIV/AIDS organisations. said: ''We were overwhelmed by the public interest that was generated around last year's event and it has motivated us to PRIDE PERFORMANCES BY THE ACTUALLY expand the Arts & Film festival this year. 5-7pm Millions of people continue to live in places that outlaw same-sex relationships and Waters. 10. author ) July 28: Lewes Library. biphobic and Featuring the delights of Disney and profits from the private view will be donated to Pride and the Rainbow Fund. Roger Moss. I Feel attend the opening event email: hizze@brighton-pride. Thirteen Art Productions presents Finegan Murphy featuring Brighton's most charismatic brother and sister LGBT fine art acts. If you are new to writing Brighton & Hove-based grants. Ten-percent of any art sales from both from the Bulldog. The board again with Pride to produce the Pride Arts exhibition at the may well give her a Eurovision run chorus will be raising Jubilee Library. We're thrilled that Hizze Fletcher has agreed to come on show Tainted Love.uk ourselves and to help liberate those tied down and held back by injustice. as part of the two-week celebrations. events will be donated to Brighton Pride and their nominated charity The Rainbow The Iron Duke. artists from the LGBT sector (and their performers talking about and reading writing workshops will also take to the supporters) will be returning to the Jubilee Library this summer for another creative from their work at Brighton Pride stage to show what they can do. It will enable us to showcase the talents of GAY MEN’S CHORUS TO SUPPORT TRAINING the LGBT creative community (and their supporters) to a wider audience" FOR ANTI-LGBT BULLYING IN SCHOOLS Paul Kemp.whitbread@brighton- imperative that we are a strong voice for those in countries less fortunate than author of London Calling. organised by Hizze Fletcher. Nobody’s Nigger. month. Even where Holmes. blogger and rachel. 6-8pm homosexuality is legal. July 23. Director of Pride. July 17 at Jubilee Library.actuallygmc. Ten-percent of art sales and all prevent homophobic. a flagship event for entertainment with writers and budding performers from pre-Pride Brighton Pride's first Arts & Film Festival.30pm. author of Cold ) July 26: Brighton Jubilee prosecute people for being gay. August 2. July 17 at Jubilee Library. Library and Information Service. Queer in Brighton and ) After the success of the 'ICONS' exhibition last year. St James’s Street. Vernal hove. For more information regarding submission to the exhibition said: “The funds being raised by the email: hizze@brighton-pride.GSCENE. Shaun Dellenty. Scott. Fund. The exhibition at The Sidewinder. collaborative work at the new exhibition space at Velvet Tattoo. In five countries and in parts of two others. featuring live music by local band. and cake will be served to make this collective of artistic talent to raise funds for Pride and their nominated charity. £600 was donated to Pride raised The line-up includes: writer and via art sales and the private view comedienne Claire Summerskill. I’m Gay features photographic talent from the will start this Pride season with a LGBT community (and supporters).30pm homosexuality is still punishable with the death penalty. hosted by Dolly Rocket and working across the UK to help St Andrew’s. a Word tent. Clare Lydon. though the boys performances of I Feel Love. author of I Am ) July 17: Brighton Jubilee the LGBT community in Brighton.thirteenart. July 18 and Saturday. The event.30am-12.gov.” ) In addition. Writers and poets from Queer Writing are hosting an afternoon of South. added: “2013 was a ) In the spirit of this year’s It will be a welcome return to groundbreaking year for Pride with over 20 umbrella events Brighton Pride theme.” for her money this year as they Rise money for Inclusion For All (IFA). many countries treat those in same-sex relationships of The Game of the Pink To book a place email: differently. August 2 in CLAIRE SUMMERSKILL Foundation in New York City raised the Pride Literature & Spoken over £1. To transphobic bullying in schools.org Love promises to be a performance ) Hizze Fletcher is also organising two other art events for BPAFF via her of heroism and hope packed with company. Tea extravaganza.300 for the Rainbow Fund. the an afternoon of literary Pride heaven! Rainbow Fund. Thirteen Art Productions. will bring together a on Saturday. the best of the West End. WRITING WORKSHOPS event and was also used to benefit poet Dean Atta.10 ) DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON WWW. author of The Brighton Pride Arts & Film Festival (BPAFF) launches on partnership with East Sussex Gift of Looking Closely. Festival organiser Hizze Fletcher. The Libraries Partnership are looking Last year an auction of rare posters for budding LGBT writers to perform at donated by The Keith Haring Pride on Saturday. Precious The show is at St Andrew's Murphy and Kitty Finegan showing an extensive collection of solo and Church. Al Brookes. 48 Norfolk Square. Upper St smile. who gave an inspired 'Freedom to Live' campaign we really would love to see even more and cabaret star Miss Jason are performance last year PAUL KEMP LGBT artists getting involved and helping us develop the cultural as Agnetha from ABBA in the Pride taking to the stage for two offering. For further up to the minute information view: www. The Freedom to Live exhibition from July 18 to August 4 launches with a private the award-winning training strategy Like A Phoenix for the audiences at view on Thursday. Susannah Library (16-19 only). Comfort and Long Gone Anybody. IFA founder James’s Street in Kemptown. which was one of the cornerstone events last year. July 21 at 6pm and runs for a and anti-LGBT bullying champion. familiar favourites old and new that Photographic exhibition Shoot Me. Della Lupa. in Children. Tickets: £12/£10 concs available The show launches on Thursday. July 19 at 7. in Library. launches on Monday.COM FREEDOM TO LIVE EXHIBITION LIBRARIES LITERATURE LIVE IN THE PARK ) Brighton & Hove Libraries.


GSCENE. which difference to how well we are able to ) Romany Mark Bruce. the bronze memorial was covered in to take up free offices and Lunch are run by volunteers. Centric Charity. recently advertised for charities prohibitive. with electricity. As the network meets together over the Groups Network has been set up to course of the year there will be attitudes that saw him criminalised for the help smaller. His new book development of a Forum page for groups get to know and support each members to collaborate on the The Oldest Gay In The Village is a other better. The LGBT Community than the attitude towards being gay . Gary open plan. confirmed that the statue will be cleaned regularly every three or four months in the “Having good facilities to carry this out For more info call: 07725 647455 or future. for organising it and to the three members of his group often involves more from Sussex Community team for carrying out this much needed ‘spring clean’. We hope this space hours. running a community community development grant of £500 operations manager at Cityclean. insurance and wi- fi included. The book is Network have been donated shared being produced by John Blake Publishing: www. so this is excellent news for the community. and to access specialist activities.33 WHICH GEORGE COLLECTED AT THE KEMPTOWN CARNIVAL SMALLER LGBT ORGANISATIONS George’s book is out on July 3 and he will be promoting it during Pride to help ) Member groups of the newly raise money for the Rainbow Fund. currently in his last month as a Pride ) The newly formed LGBT and contact details.’ and plan our work makes a huge email: gary@lgbt-groups. home can sometimes be very difficult. The first phase of thank George for supporting us the new website highlights network For more info: www. chairman of the Community Works LGBT Rainbow Fund. From personal equipment from Freegle. The cost of renting offices is Park.COM B RI G H TO N & H O V E THE OLDEST GAY IN THE VILLAGE LGBT COMMUNITY GROUPS LGBT COMMUNITY GROUPS NETWORK RAISES MONEY FOR RAINBOW FUND NETWORK LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE ) Local treasure. committed to helping advice. The book tells his remarkable life story. so community activist Chris Cooke especially when work is pressured. is much manages unused office space at run our groups. The network is provided by and for start-up a resource sharing group. area experience. attended the Kemptown Carnival last month to promote his new Community Groups Network followed by the addition of a newly book and raise money for the Rainbow Fund. George Montague. is the volunteer project storage and a meeting area. Thank you SHARED OFFICE SPACE FOR for the support George!” CHRIS COOKE ACCEPTS CHEQUE FOR £103.and is proud to be the oldest gay in the village. George is finally beginning to see the acceptance he longed for through his member groups with a fundamental If you’re involved in running or younger years . Romany contacted me at the manager at Lunch Positive.org . ideas. often humorous memoir of an direction of the network and its resources. said: “The LGBT Community Groups Network representatives Gary Pargeter wants to hear from you. clean for the iconic memorial was in order. website. Cityclean's will help the people running groups and area operations manager had make their groups work. and all that he has contributed to the community during his long life. who give grants to LGBT/HIV organisations formed LGBT Community Groups that deliver frontline services to LGBT people in Brighton & Hove. CHRIS COOKE & GEORGE MONTAGUE many changes in his lifetime. emphasis on peer support and is organising a smaller LGBT group (with facilitated with the support of the an annual income of £35k or less). the sculptor of the iconic AIDS Memorial. as he puts it. few greater each other. confirmation by Community Works facilitator for the larger meeting area out of hours by the team was given to me on the same Network: “We’re incredibly pleased to arrangement.” times a year. opposite Preston services. It’s made a few telephone calls to his important to be able to separate work contacts at the council and within 72 and personal lives. The office space is provided CITYCLEAN TO THE RESCUE! free. I am very impressed. not-for profit LGBT sin of loving another man. the Paul Elgood.org through the sales of his book. information and George was born in 1923 and has seen work closer together and support opinions. Foundation. and to may not understand it. Cityclean have administration than people realise. In addition. and deliver our happier after Tay was given a spring clean by Cityclean last month.johnblakepublishing. and hopefully also benefit give Tay a makeover three or four from getting to know each other well. filing response to my cleaning Pargeter. “If I don't understand why I am the way I am. and a beginning of the week. and a goes to Damien Marmura. Better still Cityclean will be able to spend informal time with have promised Chris that they will each other. Member groups will have indefatigable man. information and support to people accept homosexuality.co. Rainbow Fund would like to and Chris Cooke. Most of our smaller groups After a particularly stormy start to the year. has nine ‘hot desks’. Damien Marmura. Another organised a complete makeover for fantastic advantage is that our groups the memorial. Romany suggested a spring Positive successfully bid for one. to promote their work. Lunch Positive have extended their licence to facilitate a dedicated space The LGBT office space is accessible six Chris Cooke said: “A huge thank you for member groups of the LGBT days a week during office hours and is to the Cityclean team for the quick Community Groups Network. This was quickly Ambassador. even if they the opportunity to help develop the help with their work. share opportunities and moving. why should anyone else? But why should it matter?’ Now in his nineties. Groups request. and to hold meetings. Prestamex House.12 ) DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON WWW. Credit smaller LGBT groups. After all. and the have use of a shared kitchen. Working from more corrosive seagull mess and moss than usual.lgbt-groups. news. The space has been day and the work took place on the have secured this extra space for our furnished through the donation of Friday.uk office space to carry out their day-to- day administration. member groups information. launched a website last month to created members Facebook group to help all local LGBT organisations share news.


it is not always the case that people want to refer these whole weekend. We are world of stunning interiors. Katy Bourne and representatives from over 60 other local organisations who had also been awarded funding at a special Celebration ) The sun starts to shine and Officer. the community in designs for the organising the entertainment. groups and the statutory services. Whilst we advocate the public people’s costumes throughout the lined-up for this year. Over and children are around and enjoying would urge people who use the area 800 people completed the survey city their holidays.lgbt-help. Without the existence of projects like 'Report It'.com way through the town and arriving at For more information about Bourne The Triangle at 12pm. are visiting the beautiful an ideal venue for a picnic for the "However our survey found that 67%. Free: www. The bus leaves wheelchair access to the basement local community. In 2013 our 'Trust & Confidence' Survey Dukes Mound at night. We reportee is willing to share. It’s daytime. so The parade is on Saturday. you may see yourself starting at 11am on top of the East For more information about the LGBT CSF or the work Cliff (by the East Cliff lift). ) Billie Lewis.co.” compelling concerns and produced revealing quantifiable data that recognised issues identified in key PEER ACTION’S ANNUAL OUTING areas of priority within the Commissioner’s Police & Crime Plan. South Evidently there is still much more work to be done.uk . joined the Police & Crime Commissioner. 1980s. the HIV located .376. Contrast this and we are positive that the LGBT with the functional servants’ quarters Community Safety Forum has played below. this allows us to identify areas of increased incidents venues.30am on the dot on Sunday. June 19. Uppark is £12. Step “Police statistics suggest that inside and be transported back to a reporting figures have risen. Forum and following the progress of the project over the coming months. Chair of the LGBT CSF. the majority of respondents who reported National Trust Georgian House. erm I mean noughties. where a modern restaurant is its part in this outcome.however the grounds make charity. and aids the statutory services in are expecting some great ideas from Trustee Louise Clarke. and for have some great new entertainment and concerns. pleased that more people feel meticulously restored following the confident in reporting to the police devastating fire of 1989. Sussex Police are receiving Dukes Mound is a public place like complaints about incidents of a any other. there showing live feed from the main stage weekend starting Friday. making its on the Big Screen!" the volunteers do. 1990s and the facilitates the reporting of as much or as little information as the naughties. said: “Please remember that Showcase event held in Lewes on Thursday. The Safer in Sussex Community Fund was launched to help communities tackle crime and disorder and I am very pleased with the level of response we received during the first round of THEME FOR BOURNE FREE 2014 ON JULY 12 applications. Uppark House & Garden. crimes and incidents in a safe and confidential way. from the Sussex Police LGBT Liaison Team. to do so responsibly and with wide.” Bournemouth's LGBT Pride have announced the theme for 2014 will PC Rich Bridger. ) This year Peer Action. I KATY BOURNE & BILLY LEWIS hate crime is under reported. it is another committing offences is likely to face produced robust data showing that matter during the day when families arrest and possible prosecution.” keep a look out. businesses. who is ensuring that such incidents are recorded and acted upon. and we think that reporting everything to us. Chris Ashton. patrols in the area are going help us fully implement our 'Report It' service and assist us in rolling it out to the one thing enjoying the benefits of to be extended and anyone found LGBT communities across Sussex. Billie said: “We are delighted to have been awarded sexual nature taking place at Dukes sexual activity taking place during the this grant from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund. In response to reports of Commenting on the funding. PC BRIDGER be Decades. said: “We "From a Policing perspective. adventurous..” the crowd will be pleased. This way we will at 9.uk Katy Bourne added: “The 'Report It' service is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our communities safer. I look forward to visiting the team at The LGBT Community Safety ) Now in its tenth year. This project 1970s. and address these appropriately. which will Mound during daylight hours. they had experienced an incident or hate crime told us they did not report it.peeraction. Bourne said: “The 'Report It' project is a vital tool in enabling vulnerable Free trustee said: “With this theme sectors of the community an opportunity to report hate motivated you can choose from the 1960s. Screen will be back in The Triangle Bourne Free takes place on the such matters go unreported. The survey highlighted many Sussex Police LGBT Police Liaison consideration for others.COM POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER DUKES MOUND WARNING RECOGNISES WORK OF BRIGHTON . is a real risk that such services cannot react to the needs of the community in as an as well as images from the crowd. quarters. Building on the success of the Harting (near Chichester) for their Be aware there is temporarily no survey it is essential we develop the campaign to widen its participation with the annual summer outing. For more detail see Peer Action situated on a high point of the South website: www.GSCENE. commanding stunning views of the south coast and beyond.co.bournefree. July 12 effective way as possible. PC Rich Bridger. The Big matters directly to the Police.” July 20. returning at 6pm. view: www.14 ) DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON WWW.ZIP UP DURING THE DAY! & HOVE LGBT SAFETY FORUM The Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (LGBT CSF) has received a funding boost of £8. floats for the parade. Downs. July 11. and there is a real risk that in these circumstances. Coach trip and admission: empower the community with the confidence to 'Report it'.20 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.


SOUTHAMPTON Each programmed event was well supported and a great GAY MEN'S CHORUS time was had by all especially at the picnic in Queens Park where Lunch Positive. SO14 5GL on Saturday. which is also a key commitment of CAMELFORD ARMS ON SUNDAY COME TO DADDY AT ENVY our generous sponsors. Envy. we recognise the immense value that flourishing choral groups bring both to their members and the wider community. ROYAL OAK WELCOME PARTY Men’s Chorus (SGMC) – one of the UK’s newer gay choruses which was established two years Subline in St James Street. the HIV charity's pop up ) Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus On Tour is a community cafe was well appreciated by the hungary collaborative production with Southampton Gay bears. As both choruses aspire to use Oak and the Camelford Arms all staged successful music and entertainment for the benefit of other events during the weekend. All of this is very much in keeping with our ethos of supporting LGBT communities both locally and further afield.COM BRIGHTON GAY BRIGHTON BEAR WEEKENDER ROYAL OAK WELCOME PARTY MEN’S CHORUS ) Hundreds of bears arrived in Brighton on the hottest weekend of the year making this years Brighton Bear ON TOUR FEATURING Weekender the busiest to date and firmly establishing it in the local gay calender." Brighton Gay Men's Chorus On Tour are appearing at The Hub Theatre. Southampton City College. Southampton.brightongmc. BEAR’S PICNIC IN QUEENS PARK Paul Charlton.16 DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON WWW. Chapel Road. Breakout Youth is an LUNCH POSITIVE POP UP CAFE. Tickets are £12/£10 concessions. view: www. leaving the bears wanting worthwhile charities. help to raise funds for Breakout Youth. the Royal ago in 2012. BEARS PICNIC independent charity offering confidential one-to- one support and weekly social groups for young BEAR’S BREAKFAST AT ROYAL OAK people in Hampshire who identify as LGBT or who are unsure of their gender or sexual identity. The Co-operative Funeralcare. Well done to everyone involved! Nominated by SGMC. Chairman for Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus said: “As we look ahead to celebrate our tenth anniversary in 2015. “Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus On Tour will allow us to continue building on the positive relationship started around a year ago with SGMC. July 12 at 8pm.org BEAR’S BREAKFAST AT ROYAL OAK COME TO DADDY AT ENVY . To book online. this joint performance will more and determined to return to Brighton next year. Legends.GSCENE.

£4 TUE 8th.peeraction. 9th. GSCENE 17 PEER ACTION JULY DIARY TUE 1st.30pm: with Ian. 22nd.50–5pm: THT.co. 15th. 29th: SWIMMING 12:20–1. suggest activities. There will be no Holistic therapies at THT/ Sussex Beacon in August. 15th. For further information about Peer Action.uk . volunteer please visit: www. 22nd. Barley Mo Pub Bingo nights are taking a summer break and will return in the autumn.30pm: with Helen. how to get involved. Ship Street WED 30th: SOCIAL GAMES NIGHT 7:30–11pm: with Chris & Julia. 29th: YOGA 6–7pm: with Dan. quiet Kemptown pool. The Sussex Beacon SUN 13th: HOLISTIC THERAPIES 1.50–5pm: The Sussex Beacon SAT 26th: HOLISTIC THERAPIES 1. all abilities welcome WED 2nd. 30th: MEDITATION 7.30–8.

Dolly Rocket. ) Kathy Caton. women and families affected by HIV. will continue campaigning for those punished with 2 years. She is information email: theabarltd@hotmail. the same as if it had not few who stand up to their attackers recognise grass-roots work and been homophobic. Debra Jane He will be joining an established trustee board Appelby and the Two Wrongies. said: “It is an anti-faith common assault can be honour to witness the extraordinary journeys of Britain’s unsung diversity heroes.” Nominations close on July 18.lgbt- www. Wednesday July 16. take your the organisation and ensure that the charity is friends and enjoy a fun-filled evening fulfilling its charitable aims. have called the and agree with us that it is outdated. That means courts need Role Model category.org. Chief Executive of The National Diversity Awards. with MindOut!.org. Brighton-based radio presenter and producer. and to join the LGBT Community Groups Network see www.uk groups.sussexbeacon. initiating new drug therapies. email: gary@lgbt-groups.uk/Nominate/endorse/12566 Government to act on it. Kathy present's Brighton's only LGBTQ radio show. the LGBT mental health Simon Burgess.2fm where she champions LGBTQ artists and musicians. She will be joined by the organisation’s service user magazine.org. person by addressing the physical. transphobic and through a traumatic time and most humbled to be up there in such disability crimes. Open 365 days a year. Doors open 6. view: welcome this report and urge the https://nominate.galop. The role is voluntary and unpaid. We were disappointed that activism . Chairman of the board at the Sussex Beacon project. they help people GROUPS NETWORK PICNIC manage the everyday realities of living with this life-long condition that has no ) The LGBT Community Groups Network which supports smaller LGBT cure. view: www. their illnesses. July 12 at Queen’s Park from extreme side effects of HIV medication. NATIONAL LGBT: LAW COMMISSION REPORT Over the three years the show has been on air it has become the number one ) An anti-homophobia/transphobia system is equally behind them LGBTQ show on international podcast directory Podomatic with listeners from charity has welcomed a report whatever type of hate crime they around the world tuning in to get a genuine snapshot of LGBT life in Brighton. portrayal and engaging with LGBT audiences. The nominated in the Positive Role Model category at the 2014 National Diversity next scheduled meeting for the Pubwatch will be on Awards. She is currently working with current legal system nonsensical and nonsensical and needs to change. July 22 at the A-Bar. Out in Brighton. and crime on an equal footing.GSCENE. which helps surprised that this difference exists the scenes with the BBC's Diversity Centre in their work on improving on-screen victims of hate crime. Everyone For more information about should be able to feel the legal Galop. For more RadioReverb 97. The Law We hope that this is the first step with QueenSpark Books.uk . Brighton's trans* community on the Brighton Trans*formed oral history project ripe for change. But the same in court. David is a annual comedy extravaganza MindOut for long-term supporter and volunteer of the the Laughs! at the Komedia on Sussex Beacon and is also editor of The Voice. and everyone is invited to bring something along to share. For more info on the event. Tom Allen. on Tuesday. We Paul Sesay. I’m damage is punishable with 10 years to get things right for those brave delighted too that these Awards in prison.30pm for 7.org. protections to be extended to and we will continue to recognise their extraordinary achievements during 2014”. or call: 07725 647455 LOCAL BROADCASTER NOMINATED NEW CHAIR FOR PUBWATCH ALEX MATTHEWS FOR NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARD ) A-Bar licensee Alex Matthews is the new Chair of the St James’ Street Pubwatch and Chris Marshall. The Sussex Beacon supports the whole 12pm. the trustees provide leadership for Paul and Paula. has been manager at Charles Street. helping get stories and contributors on air that tend not to be heard on other broadcast media.30pm said: “We are delighted to have David Fray joining the board of start.COM NEW TRUSTEE FOR SUSSEX BEACON MINDOUT FOR THE LAUGHS! ) David Fray has been appointed as a new ) Comedienne Zoe Lyons headlines the DAVID FRAY trustee at the Sussex Beacon.com a big supporter of Brighton's burgeoning community and voluntary sector. Many people are Kathy helps run the BBC's LGBT staff network BBC Pride and also works behind overhauled. Go along. To vote for Kathy. Your at the charity who are ultimately responsible compere for the evening is Cat Harding for its administration and management. starting at 3pm. He understands the services that we deliver as a office: 0845 2938480. Savoury food. Their Inpatient and Outpatient services help people living with HIV-related not-for-profit groups is planning an informal picnic for members.it’s an honour to be crime is punishable with 14 years if the report did not recommend nominated!” it was racist. been nominated for the National another less effective one for “Our clients are usually living Diversity Awards and feel pretty homophobic. Galop. Under the current will never see the inside of a great company in the Positive system homophobic criminal courtroom. the Brighton Gay Men's Chorus. Transphobic common reforming the messy laws that assault has a 6 month maximum but prohibit extreme hate speech. and the event will be BSL signed by Together. SIMON BURGESS charity and knows the local community well. tools to tackle all types of hate (and quite embarrassed!) to have race and faith hate crime. calling for hate crime laws to be experience.18 ) DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON WWW. or supporting those struggling with volunteers and service users on Saturday. from box trustees. psychological and social impact of HIV. Tickets: £12/£10 concs. is the new Vice Chair.nationaldiversityawards. A Galop spokesperson said: “We transgender and disabled people. She Commission report calls for an end toward giving police and courts the KATHY CATON said: “I am absolutely honoured to courts using one system for anti.” B RI G H TO N & H O V E LGBT COMMUNITY GROUPS NETWORK LGBT COMMUNITY The Sussex Beacon offers specialist care and support for men. cake and drinks are being provided by Lunch Positive.co. He will be a great advocate for the Sussex Beacon.


who has graced every major DJ booth in Brighton and beyond and finally Trick.revenge. Asda). wild themed party nights. DJs include Sam DMS. launching on Thursday July 3. Brighthelm Community Centre.” Drink promos include Fosters and Tequila shots for £1. Steve Jones. 10am: Sunday 13: Freedom To Live Exhibition (Jubilee Library) from 10am: Sunday 20: Petworth House. who has headlined girls' nights in every major city in the UK. Other events include: Sunday 13: Training Run. community day. Revenge's home grown talent whose cool twist on all things pop provides plenty of crowd-pleasing moments.45pm: Thursday 31: Have a Word (with Fashion). A new night FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Preston Park from 10am: Sunday 27: Pride Community Church Service. American Independence Day.50 and a double vodka and mixer for just £3. SARAH raising £530 for an old soldiers charity. Poison Ivy.20 ) DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON WWW. To make a reservation call: 01273 221 621 SAVAGE & PAUL ELGOOD BEAR PATROL EVENTS IN JULY ) Bear Patrol have a busy schedule of events planned for July starting with a Group Tandem Skydive at Netheravon in Wiltshire on July 5. 6pm: Wednesday 30: Sussex Beacon Variety Show.com/FOMObrighton and www.SUBLINE (NICK FORD PHOTOGRAPHY) TRANS*PRIDE ORGANISERS SCOOP A GOLDEN HANDBAG ) Trans* Pride scooped a Golden Handbag in the category. day trip: Sunday 27: Pride Rainbow Run.facebook. More Bear Patrol events info: www. 7. on St James Street were runners up. Fifilicious. they're genuinely going to suffer from FOMO. STEPHANIE STARLET. new cheap drink promotions and massive giveaways.uk . The Old Market.facebook. The Queens Hotel was packed to the rafters last month for Maisie & Jason's East End Knees Up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of D Day with the raffle L-R: FOX.co. said: “We're working really hard to create a night which consistently delivers week after week so that if people decide to stay at home. is evolving into a weekend monthly special. bad ass bass lines and mashed up bangers". For more info view: www. Musically FOMO has hand picked the UK's finest DJs to ensure the soundtrack of the night delivers on its promise of "big beats. picnic & rounders. Best Trans* Venue or Event at the Golden Handbag Awards last month. Fox and Sarah Savage stars of the C4 documentary series My Transsexual Summer who are both on the Trans* Pride organising committee accepted the award from Rainbow Fund chairman Paul Elgood and Stephanie Starlet.com/bearpatrolpage/events BEAR PATROL DO YOU FEAR OF MISSING OUT (FOMO) ) Girls on Top at Revenge has reigned supreme as a Golden Handbag winner for the last seven years.COM WINNERS . Missy B. The next event is on Friday July 4. hopes to surpass the record breaking success of Girls on Top with a re-freshed DJ line-up. promoter of FOMO and Club Revenge.GSCENE. meet Brighton Marina (by car wash. renowned for his ingenious mash-ups. A full report with photos will appear in August Gscene. Concorde 2 from 7pm.


confidentiality. many report positive experiences: ‘I really The Minister then moved on to the Red enjoyed being part of this physical Roaster coffee shop on St James’s project.” “Though many can't share names. Having visited. This year Simon said: “It was great to bring Sajid to programs for children are segregated they have 20 signed up and 10 on Brighton to see for himself what a great by sex. particularly in the creative actually be life changing. Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP. toilets & changing rooms. For this reason. The resource covers areas such as: the Equality Act." industries. Gendered awareness around ways in which Intelligence is seeking donations to heteronormativity regulates and support next month’s camping TRANS*FORMERS LAUNCH ‘TOP TIPS’ restricts everyone. They believe survey. laughing and bonding. Sajid said: “The UK has once again this year been being homeless at some point in their within young people's settings and ranked number one in Europe for LGBT rights by the Rainbow Europe human rights lives. running gave me a lot of attention and said I had LGBT issues affecting the local residentials is costly and potential. said: “Since its release there have been huge Communities team and LGBT recognition where demands from youth services. pronouns and names. Media and Sport. interest company that looks to sought clarity about when legislation would be in place for people to convert their trans* people are twice as likely to be engage people in debates about Civil Partnerships to weddings. My priority is to make sure it stays there next year and for many years to spaces for trans* people that are the arts are a tool for sharing stories.uk or won at last month’s awards Brighton & Hove is leading the way order hard copies from the Allsorts office: 01273 721211. co-founder of Gendered promoting Brighton at every available trans* youth and attempts to combat Intelligence. the Rugby World Cup and is a tireless equalities interacting that helps young trans* make new friends and to strengthen old campaigner. According www. CLLR PHELIM MAC CAFFERTY know about.” people gain personal and outdoor ones. meaning one thing: seen 15-20 trans* youths attending Hove are linked to the tourism industry. The Minister indicated that legislation would be in unemployed and one in five reported gender. this is Ryan Gingell. MP for Kemptown and Peacehaven. economy and I will never apologise for Gendered Intelligence supports Jay Stewart. residential really gives our young trans* The programme includes everything members a safe space to be themselves Sajid added: “More and more people are visiting Britain with Brighton remaining an from kayaking to raft building as well and a chance to have a positive incredibly popular destination. fun will be skills. which was really encouraging. summer residentials.GSCENE. young people. £5. They were joint winners nationally to identify and act on along with Harrow council. Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven have a great advocate in Simon Kirby who has helped as informal games and social experience with other trans* youth. Cllr Phelim pioneering work on Trans* MacCafferty. Equalities. To support and cover tourist destination our city is. said: “Our summer opportunity. to Brighton in May to An annual residential programme run by Gendered discuss the importance of tourism to the city. I am particulary proud of the Government’s achievements delivering the affordable is critical. Top COUNCIL WINS AWARD FOR Tips For Working with trans* and gender-questioning WORK WITH TRANS* COMMUNITY young people. it is easy to see why.” this with a trans* youth residential. issues that impact people’s lives. Trans* Youth Worker. Usually these with a cost of £300 a head. having Whilst in Brighton." youth. Insight & community is trans* or gender-questioning people they work with.” Involvement award which the team pioneering and I am very proud that To download the publication in PDF form.com/gicamping2014 consideration to be paid to legislation to the National Transgender Gendered Intelligence is a community supporting transgender people especially with regard to employment issues and Discrimination Survey in the US. Providing resources and safe have educative aims. as well as many other areas." .’” community including hate crime and homelessness and poverty remains a community safety in the Gay Village. Previous residentials have year and 14% of all jobs in Brighton & heating up. Tourism is an awkward positions with limited all youth.22 22 DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON ) WWW.org. I look forward to coming back to Brighton soon. The work which we hope will assist their understanding of issues facing young trans* people. I most enjoyed the swimming Street to meet with James Ledward session. I was pleased to show the Culture Secretary just some of the activities going on in our city. schools and other practitioners for the resource Health Improvement Partnership. it’s due.gofundme. putting trans* youth in the waiting list.allsortsyouth. ceremony. I can’t swim but the instructor editor of Gscene to discuss a range of As with most activities. ) With the help of a Brighton & Hove City Council small grant. The work was said: “I’m really delivered jointly with the council’s delighted. Come rain or shine. frequent issue for LGBT communities. Over 8 million people visit Brighton every ) It’s summer and the weather is residential. Trans*formers have launched a new resource.000 in donations. welcomed the Secretary of State for Culture. come. This quite simple opportunity could Simon added: “With so many success stories in Brighton. being done in preparation of the local television station going live later in the year. The team was shortlisted for the with the trans* We hope Top Tips will enable services to provide support and advice for any young Achievement. created and distributed by the young trans* people at Allsorts Youth ) The Brighton & Hove City It’s the third time in four years that Project and focuses on areas that Trans*formers felt were Council Overview & Scrutiny the council’s scrutiny team has won important for services working with trans* young people to team has been recognised for their a national award. The residential provides a safe had cooking over an open fire. Intelligence seeks crowdfunding to address need.COM KEMPTOWN MP WELCOMES TRANS* YOUTH LOOKING CULTURE SECRETARY TO BRIGHTON FOR HELP COOLING OFF ) Simon Kirby. to bring here super fast broadband. Gendered Intelligence needs incredibly important part of the local options for social interaction. This resource was planned. view: www. the Minister visited Latest TV to learn more about the work space for all gender identities among heart to hearts. They work predominantly place by the end of the year. To donate to the camping residential: James outlined the case for more especially trans* people. especially for platforming voices and building recent same-sex marriage legislation.

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real-life. display is a gentle reminder of just “It's been great to see a wide section of the trans* ) St James’ Trans* Pride Parade.com Darcy Heston. we can actively Trans*form the country's oldest community Brighton into a friendly city that is publisher.html . and proud ambassadors for our said: “Within and beneath each interview in Brighton Trans*formed lies a whole out of date myths and malarkey communities. Jul feature enlarged images of trans* 25–Aug 4: Photos of everyone taking DARCY HESTON BY SHARON KILGANNON. centre of Brighton will be lit up and ) The Marlborough Pub. Jul 24–Aug 4: studio to be immersed not only in aged from 18 to 81. priorities and making the decisions about how their stories. graphic display of currently editing the interviews for the book. 23 Brightonian trans*. participants.com/BrightonTransformed ) Poke Your Face Through The live in a Brighton free of transphobia Pier Holes. LGBTQI tattoo e/56. gender queer and intersex people through photography. led by Dr Sam Carroll of the University of Take a seat on Brighton beach the store’s taxidermy. who has been involved in many people projected onto the the neo. Reclaiming St James’ be counted. cry and live our half muscly. Alonglines.COM BRIGHTON TRANS*FORMED BRIGHTON TRANS*FORMED PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION EXHIBITION TRAIL The Brighton Trans*formed oral history project goes from The Brighton Trans*formed Exhibition Trail tells the stories of strength to strength as it moves into its final months.com poke your face through the body of and hearing our stories we share the the muscle man or the lady in her reality of our world. featuring artefacts of great significance to ) Unitarian Church.facebook. Alonglines. poet and activist who has been involved as an interviewer. struggle. this touching gives us a voice and I'm proud to be part of that. and a photographic and audio installation at the Jubilee Library. due to be published in September. said: “It’s time for our stories all over Brighton.uk/them this avant-garde. 26: The Unitarian Church in the where you can take a deckchair and listen first-hand to people’s experiences. so that we can Street as a queer space. book editor and has also been learning how to edit audio and radio. Twenty-three oral histories have been recorded with participants ) Jubilee Library. this street. I hope this will encourage more displaying life-sized portraits from communities to stand up proud and trans* people to take control over their narratives in Brighton and beyond. graphic realities of physical change filled with Brighton Trans*formed portraits. For ) Gilded Cage Tattoo Studio. determination about who trans* people really are. half polka-dotted. book will be illustrated with a specially-commissioned series of portraits from the whilst looking at a large scale kept after gender reassignment photographer Sharon Kilgannon. are deckchairs and immerse yourself in An adult-only. part in Brighton Trans*formed.we are simply polka dot swimsuit? Or will you be people who love. trans* documentation The project is unique in that it is the participants who are setting the editorial project to be seen in the UK. has been a privilege to be entrusted with. frustration. community is often misrepresented in the media and of trans* people’s pride to make our From boobs and binders to baseball erased in conventional histories. Jul 25–27: Will you and violence. It has been a moving and energising bravery of individuals who want to experience. audio and object installations. fighting transphobia lifetime experience of joy and pain. The multi- ) The Heritage Lottery Fund has backed the project media.22 22 DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON ) WWW. July treatment on the NHS. and the stories of their peers.” the project.org.all framed in rescued hospital scene emphasising the Highlights of the Exhibition Trail will include shop fronts of St James’ Street being wood from the West Pier. multi-venue trail. how ordinary we can all be.queensparkbooks. This project actually communities visible to the city. are treated. past shop windows Trans*formed. caps and teddy bears. Jul 25–27: Enter www.deconstruct the media’s Alice Denny. Photographs and genuine Volunteers are also working with curator E-J Scott on an Exhibition Trail which will run over the weekends of Trans* Pride Brighton and Brighton Pride. the Curator of Brighton super-exciting and I can't wait to see our faces and Gardens.and want gendered? Mix and match outfits to be respected for it.GSCENE. The and aims to preserve the stories of some of Brighton’s streets of Brighton will be lined with faces of participants from trans* residents at what many hope is a tipping point in trans* history. supportive and inclusive of its Brighton Trans*formed book will be trans* communities. Our Brighton. The Trans*formed's recorded stories actual body parts in formaldehyde. The editorial team.” www. runs in the city from July 24–August which was set up by community publisher 4 and reflects the diversity of lives in our diverse seaside city QueenSpark Books to document and record the histories of contemporary trans* people in Brighton and is designed to be high impact and highly visible. in a way that I have control over. community work together on this and amazing to see it Jul 25–27: March up St James’ all coming together now! Working on the exhibition is Street to Trans* Pride in New Steine E-J Scott. said: “This project has classical building with quotes about a collection of participants’ favourite given me the opportunity to record a very personal part the experiences of being trans* in things that reflect their trans* of my life. By seeing our faces ALICE DENNY BY SHARON KILGANNON. mix lives like everybody else. at their favourite locations around surgical artefacts in a recreation Brighton . with different aspects of the project. with design work from Fox and Stella Cardus. St more information view: James’ Street. lined story is symbolic of being out sensationalising of our lives and our interviewee. photographic display of participants surgery. but your own! Brighton and Maeve Devine of Transformers (Allsorts Youth Project).” and body parts in a trans* take on an old seaside favourite. and media misrepresentation and triumph presented with a rarely-seen unadulterated intimacy and honesty that This exhibition showcases the through visibility. Sat eve. the project in the largest. bodies that reinforces old-fashioned. humiliation. and have The Brighton Trans*formed project your photo taken to remember how is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by QueenSpark Books. published in September 2014. A massive scaled display journeys through material things. the Cabinet of Curiosities at the and need for ongoing access to Marlborough pub and theatre.

in the evening from 5-6. will be raising money Cinema by Eyes Wide Open and My last! for Trans* Pride Brighton on Wednesday. swimsuits and swimming trunks. PHOTO BY SHARON KILGANNON.facebook. Browse around the stands and stalls at the Community Fayre and learn about the people who support trans* people. bigger.picturehouses.30am. Invite your friends and family along ) www. with live comedy. showcasing trans* film making live music and comedy. Oh talent and presented at the Duke of York’s is bigger. stand by trans* people and evolve with trans* people. Spaces are limited so variant. ) For up to date information about activities and workshops throughout the day. non-binary. Lifeguards have received trans*-awareness their friends. family. including brand new My Genderation films a live samba band leading everyone along St James' Street to New Steine Gardens. The first hour will feature non.com GSCENE 25 trans* entertainers and performers. which is subsidised by Trans* Pride www. bolder ) Finally. but donations are welcome. Entry is a discounted £2.facebook.50 per wheelchair accessible. the Marlborough Pub. due to health and safety reasons. STEPH. starting Friday.transpridebrighton.com/events/306639376161332 ) In the evening Trans* Pride will host the official Trans* Pride After Party at Brighton Arts Club. intersex. from 8pm-3am. SABAH. £7 on the door.facebook. Look BRIGHTON 2014 After the huge success of last year’s inaugural out for the Trans* Pride banner which will be set up on the beach directly in front of New Steine Gardens. Meet outside last 12 months. 2 at the Green Door Store. food and drink will be available within the park too. helping represent trans* short fictional films for your viewing pleasure.com original Duke of York’s Cinema. people from all over the UK. a ) Trans* Pride 2014 opens with the (2nd the trans* community with a main stage monthly not-for-profit feminist queer music Annual) Trans* Pride Brighton Film Night in featuring the finest trans* performers. gender a Trans* Pool Party. To book tickets: person. Entry is free of charge with accessible toilets available on site. view: www. poetry. To book tickets. ensuring that this year The Late Night Players. Brighton. Brighton. This event was completely sold out last year. but if you want to donate visit Go Fund Me page: www. For more info: rks/film/Trans_Pride_Brighton_Film_Night/ www. better. with all proceeds going back to Trans* Pride Brighton. allies and supporters to training and visitors are welcome to wear whatever swimwear they are comfortable in. The picnic takes place from 12-4pm and all-terrain beach wheelchairs are available to hire from the Seafront Office. SARAH & FOX.tumblr. Take The Trans* Pride committee would like to thank and I Am Rachel by HIV/AIDS Alliance.TRANS*PRIDE COMMITTEE: VICKI.gofundme. celebrate the UK's 2nd Trans* Pride festival in eg rash vests.30pm the and takes place over the weekend of July 25-27. baggy/loose fitting clothing will not be allowed.com/events/261817730676299 The organisers are well on their way to meeting TRANS*PRIDE SATURDAY JULY 26 funding goals. The all of those who have supported them over the second hour will feature music videos and along flags. 43 Providence Place. Slum of Legs. ) The big day starts with a parade fronted by and entry fee is only £3 before 8pm. view: www. night featuring performances by Lady Luck & the evening. event. However. £4 after. gender queer people and visitors are limited to only one guest each. thrilling performances and fantastic DJs.com/transpridebrighton2014 the heart of Kemptown which will be TRANS*PRIDE FRIDAY JULY 25 transformed into a safe and proud space for FemRock (Vicki Cook and Sabah Choudrey).com/events/ Trans* Pride organisers are well on their way to meeting their funding target this year. 4 Princes Street at so has been moved from the Komedia to the 11. Alonglines. To ) On Saturday the main festival event donate. Community stalls. Doors open at 7pm fiction trans* documentary short films.com/transpridebrighton2014 TRANS* PRIDE TRANS*PRIDE SUNDAY JULY 27 ) On Sunday there will be a relaxing BYOP ('bring your own picnic') on the beach. party moves to Brighton Swimming Centre where Trans* Swimming Brighton are hosting Organisers welcome all trans*.uk/cinema/Duke_Of_Yo Brighton. view: returns to New Steine Gardens (12–6pm) in www. Trans* Pride is back.gofundme. better and more gender variant than Captain and many more. July 25. Tickets are £6 in advance. July Genderation.co. which is fully to listen to inspiring speakers and the finest . banners and anything else that adds to the party atmosphere.

globally. to accurately focuses on the theme of support and points in their lives. presenting them.luckytoothproductions. Each film up to pensioners. We both have experience trans* people a voice and convey the human selection of them will be broadcast on Channel as documentary subjects on national side to our stories. we've been meeting with 25 inspiring people. progress through transition internally and group of people. ranging in age in the UK. We are to empathise with trans* issues.org. Alonglines. upbringings. and we have a long list of people.com.com . 4OD. PHOTO BY SHARON KILGANNON. celebration.mygenderation. and a also trans* people.and we work closely with our and puts us in a trusted position within a So far everyone has been extremely happy contributors throughout the editing process. Together Lewis and I have been filming and We are making films to allow a wide audience The films are destined for the All About Trans editing episodes of My Genderation. film and life stories. wishing to contribute to the My Genderation What did we learn from MTS that we can We are both curating and speaking at the (2nd project. the viewer may see similarities with their own This gives us a very unique perspective for a much wider audience. to keep on the opening night for Trans* Pride at the individuals which is why it is important for us communicating and remember you are Duke of York’s Picture House and are creating to share our thoughts and feelings. ) www. Also on MTS they were uncomfortable with ) www. We are responsible gender variance and experiences. hopefully with us television when we featured in the Channel 4 consider gender and all its constructs. with All About ) My Genderation is an independent With My Genderation we have access to an Trans. both sides of the camera) about trans* people. They didn’t think the audience was able to understand the term ‘gender queer’ or ‘gender variance’.com 26 GSCENE any of us defining as anything other than ‘from MY GENDERATION one binary to another’. to give website. over the next few months.allaboutrans. represent each contributor. as we interviewing a potentially very vulnerable a comedy show based in Brighton. ) www. We direct. Our films feature trans* youth right and gender presentation. We also look at each individual from a fuller perspective. interests. to create 25 short films.uk to feel exploited or falsely represented. These films may feature role models. to reveal For more information: subject(s) and let them view their edit before anyone else sees it. We provide a platform to 4. A new project by Fox and Lewis What are we working on right now? Over the past 6 months. Each short film features someone living documentary film series exploring gender extremely vulnerable group. all who are at varying for the films we create. friends and Keep an open dialogue with the film school situations. dialogue with the nation about trans* issues. with passions. hobbies and aspirations. Usually trans* people are a very bring to the My Genderation project? To annual) Trans* Pride Brighton Film Night hidden and therefore misunderstood group of manage people’s expectations. medically. series My Transsexual Summer (MTS) in We aim to provide engaging films on various 2011. collectively titled Patchwork. (having been on both sides of the camera) edit all our films . My Genderation website. variance. We wouldn’t want anyone passions. focusing on family. keeping our message authentic and clear.FOX & LEWIS. Overall MTS had a very positive effect What makes Patchwork entirely unique is that aspects of being trans* and embracing gender with raising awareness and starting a it's created by trans people (with experience variance. thriving community.

I had no idea it would lead to what Trans* Pride Brighton is today. I didn’t feel proud. it felt like we had already reached where we wanted to be. PHOTO BY SHARON KILGANNON.com WHAT TRANS* PRIDE MEANS TO ME by Sabah Choudrey ) Once upon a time. of all backgrounds and abilities. how the trans* community is only ever thought of as the last letter in LGBT. nor did I feel proud to be a person of colour. how we’re grouped in with sexual orientation and stereotyped with binary gender roles. When a few friends of friends arranged a meeting at a café. Alonglines. I didn’t feel proud to be trans*. but we’re never given the space to pop the umbrella open. ignoring the ongoing issues the rest of the LGBT community around the world are facing. and to live visibly and safely. throwing a giant party in the city. we were going to have our Trans* Pride.SABAH CHOUDREY. The more we spoke. I was disappointed. I didn’t feel proud to be in the LGBT community. We talked about our invisibility and exclusion. and given up the fight. . we’re still fighting for our rights to be trans*. long before Trans* Pride existed. We are putting the T first. and with each word that came out. the more passionate we felt. there was no going back. and we will continue to strive for true inclusivity. proud and happy. in sexual and gender diversity and across all people of colour. ‘Trans*’ is an umbrella term in itself. Our aim is clear. It led to conversation after conversation – why has this never happened before? Why are we forced to continue hiding? Why has Pride stopped being a protest? Because it still is for many.

. look how far to. What a relief! Seeing this finally gave me the I'm very much a 'live and let live' kind of courage to speak to my doctor and my girl and have often thought that as family. We aim to include everybody who is gender variant in any way and to welcome friends. I’m so excited for this year’s Trans* Pride Brighton. women and everyone in between since my early teens but hid it from most of the people in my life.com TO ME by Sarah Savage ) I’m pretty new to the concept of Pride: I come from an island where LGBT people still have few rights and there has never been a Pride Parade and these days there isn’t even a gay club. all of our fingers and toes are crossed for good weather and we have been working away to ensure that it will be a success. intend to go and it certainly doesn't stop completely oblivious that others the once you've had your surgery. transgender was. show the 'norm' we have all come. while at the same community was when I typed it into YouTube time reminding me that being trans* is and lo and behold there were hundreds of still classed by many as a taboo subject videos posted by people going through and we still have a long way to go. I wanted to give something back as we have a designated period where we hearing other experiences gave me the nudge can show the world that not everyone is I needed to move forward. Raising awareness and coming because I thought this was something together as a community simply makes it a that no one else would understand. exactly the same thing as me. Trans* Pride shows how far My first introduction to the trans* the world has come. smoother ride for us all. The atmosphere at last year’s inaugural Trans* Pride was mind blowing. Being part of the team helping to make Europe’s first Trans* Pride happen is the one achievement I am most proud of. it wasn’t a healthy way to live my life and if there had been positive LGBT role models I may have been able to deal with my gender issues a lot sooner and saved myself a lot of heartache. Trans* Pride Brighton exists because the gender variant community contains some of the most vulnerable people of any minority. It's also an opportunity to I grew up in a small country village where unite with our trans* brothers and sisters. PHOTO BY SHARON KILGANNON. But. Long live Trans* Pride. Looking back. families and allies. creating friendships. Reading the feedback from people who attended gave me a lovely warm feeling inside and despite the rain everybody seemed to have a good time. right to go about our business just like everyone else. feeling invigorated from the supportive atmosphere. There are world over felt exactly the same as I did. Alonglines. PHOTO BY SHARON KILGANNON. Alonglines. documenting my journey to share with community. only a handful of my closest friends knew that I was gender variant. along with most of the other residents.com 28 GSCENE WHAT TRANS* PRIDE MEANS TO ME by Nicole Gibson ) For me. with legalised gay that this is our world too and we have every marriage being just one example. empowered and proud of who they are is the most rewarding experience I have had.NICOLE GIBSON. WHAT TRANS* PRIDE MEANS SARAH SAVAGE. For as long as I can remember I went to bed every night Transitioning doesn't matter how far you praying that I'd wake up a girl. support and the knowledge that they are not alone. sharing stories and didn't have the foggiest idea what reminding others that they're not alone. be out and proud and co-exist quite Of course Trans* Pride is a great opportunity comfortably. it's sad that still to this day others. I began posting my own transition empowering as Gay Pride is for the gay blogs. real community spirit coupled with some great acts and stalls combined with the excitement of being a part of making history made it the highlight of my summer. I. We aim to give everybody a voice. the same. giving gender variant people an opportunity to feel supported. bolder and better than last year. I had been attracted to men. that it's ok to be yourself. as a collective voice. that said. always new things to learn and experiences Trapped and embarrassed to tell anyone to share. it will be bigger.

since and during the Stonewall riots. so I do not think Trans* Pride is in competition with Brighton Pride but rather complements it. So why have a separate Trans* Pride? I'm proud of being LGBT. It is about celebrating finding our truth and fighting for it. I'm enormously proud of what the local community has achieved. we all have a gender identity and we present this in different ways. It’s a place where there is more freedom to explore gender identity and to find acceptance when we come out. This nurturing environment helped me come out for the second time. both in the time I've been involved and in the decades past. Brighton has always been a place that has attracted gender diverse people. despite the enormous barriers faced by us in our lives. For me the various LGBT scenes helped this exploration. I would welcome all our cisgender brothers and sisters to join us at Trans* Pride. we have fought alongside the rest of the movement. Transgender Day of Remembrance. before. Alonglines. In my own journey. it took me several years of being out as queer in Brighton before I began to explore my gender identity. The rest of the community needn't feel excluded from this. So it is fitting that local activists here created Trans* Pride. After all. Trans* Pride is important as it is the antithesis of the darkest day on our calendar. RORY SMITH. . Simple things most cisgender people take for granted. After all. Not least. PHOTO BY SHARON KILGANNON. Trans* Pride is a celebration of what the community has achieved despite the struggles many of us face on a daily basis. many having faced struggles because of it.com WHAT TRANS* PRIDE MEANS TO ME by Rory Smith ) I've been working within the trans* community since 2007.

The kind that are so cute and lovely it makes you want to vomit. Teddy. We hope this has the potential to be deliver this type of work to support any trans* used nationwide in the future. which is young people increase considerably over the accessible to any school staff in Brighton & know where I’d be past few years and we are proud to be able to Hove. and this work is also now We have had several key achievements since starting this work. one of the only trans* youth projects As a final note. There was also the release The team also provides 1-2-1 support and of the Being Human: Human Being book which advice for young people and information for trans* young people led on the planning.com are able to inspire. as well creating and distribution of. induction. We have produced a Trans* through Transformers supported by Comic Relief and Children in Need. the young people at Transformers with what from the project train as peer-educators and information and guidance for parents and they feel is most important for services to lead workshops in schools to combat homo/bi/ carers. experience peer support and have access to 25 trans* youth group. LGBTU young volunteers to campaign on behalf in the popular media and may have of LGBTU young people across the UK. is to reduce feelings of isolation ) For more details about Transformers or 'come out'. Transformers. met some of my best and closest friends approaches its third birthday through Transformers and I honestly don't know where I'd be without it. 1-2-1 sessions and support.” ) Since October 2011. go to www. Allsorts parents/carers and youth practitioners. This is linked with the support we now give parents through our Parents’ Group. because that's important. with the weekly drop-in for LGBTU young people and a work has been to support trans* and gender support of a Brighton & Hove City Council variety of activities for men. creative and inspiring and with their input we on 01273 721211. With the support of the Rainbow This allows our young people to develop a positive self image. Transformers. The Top Tips are aimed at anyone transphobic bullying. A growing area of our in supporting trans* young people. . offers Transformers.org. people. has grown and reliable information and affirmative resources. best and closest friends through the dedicated work of three trans* youth workers. sadly Elliot Klimek. for trans* and gender questioning young Allsorts. the trans* We have released two online campaigns this in the UK.allsortsyouth. They will be familiar with negative. the trans* work and will be missed by young safe which has been viewed and shared widely TAG. call the Allsorts office meet positive trans* adult role models. One of our primary aims within the trans* encountered negative responses when they work we do. make resources and sometimes we even order pizza. especially when they feel “I’ve met some of my Fund giving Allsorts a starting grant. We have had huge demand They also create LGBTU youth resources like never met another trans* person before they from schools and children’s services for the posters. I've been attending Transformers since the very first meeting and it's changed so much back from when we didn't have any outside funding and we would just sit in a room and talk about our feelings to now where we go on summer residential. a twice team leader will be leaving his post at Allsorts. This groundbreaking to have a voice in the work we do at Allsorts. without it” Teddy children and young people or those We feel that it’s empowering for young people questioning their gender. PHOTO BY SHARON KILGANNON. LGBTU young people group work. says: “Transformers is the kind of support group they make films about. The majority of young trans* people of this working with children and young people in a age group accessing Allsorts services have variety of settings. flourished. women. the 16. Originally the group was for parents of LGBTU young people but after significant demand around the trans* work we do the group purely consists of parents of trans* young people and has numbers that are increasing all the time! One of our young people. educate and support many others locally and nationally.uk When young people come to Allsorts they people. The young people we work with are or to speak with Ryan. make films. the trans* work has been able to expand massively they are not alone in their experiences. Alonglines. year around visibility. service. volunteers and staff at Allsorts. TRANSFORMERS “We still talk about our feelings sometimes. Inclusion for Schools toolkit. the positive feedback we have received from Their vibrant social media presence has enabled pathologising portrayals of transgender people professionals. but we do other stuff that's important to our community as well. This includes (BHCC) grant. in conjunction and I honestly don’t We have seen the numbers of our trans* with the Healthy Schools Team.ALLSORTS TRANSFORMERS. I've Brighton trans* youth group. bi young questioning children under 16. stickers and resources about their meet one of the Trans Youth Team at their new resource and are incredibly pleased with experiences. know. not judging someone’s monthly group and enables a trans* youth He has be integral in setting up and leading on gender identity and how we keep ourselves worker to be available at the under 16 group. This resource was created by people and under 16s. as providing guidance for teachers and other Our most recent resource is a Top Tips leaflet ) Allsorts was set up in 1999 and runs a support staff in schools. on social networks.

We exist in all classes. He told her that when he was little he had a girls body but that he felt like he was a boy. This year is the second Trans* Pride to be held in Brighton and I’m tremendously excited to be a part of it. Although this is just one person's explanation of their gender (everyone’s could potentially be different) and not every trans* person chooses to seek medical help hormones and/or surgery. I’m sure it’s going to be fantastic and I look forward to seeing you there. faiths. and that he still felt the same when he grew up. He asked her if she’d always felt like a little girl and she said. bullied. they should be treated with respect. It’s held a week before LGBT Pride and for me it represents an acknowledgement that although trans* people share a strong and historical bond with LGB people. I hope that Trans* Pride can educate people and celebrate gender diversity. cultural and economic backgrounds. I think no matter what a person’s gender identity is. Alonglines. hurt and made to feel like social outcasts and lesser citizens. races. one’s gender is an identity distinct from their sexuality. certainly within popular culture and the media. She understood perfectly and said. (on the request of her Grandma) what transgender meant. Yet we’re very often maligned. insight and at best a familial mutual care for one another. Transgender people are a minority across the social board. explain to a little girl.WHAT TRANS* MAEVE & SHANE FROM TRANSFORMERS. He went to a doctor who talked to him and gave him some medicine which helped him to become a man. ridiculed. Last year at Trans* Pride I watched a colleague of mine at Transformers.com PRIDE MEANS TO ME by Maeve at Transformers ) I feel like attitudes towards transgender people are beginning to change. "Yes". . “Okay thank you”. one which can be immensely powerful as a source of strength. PHOTO BY SHARON KILGANNON. and went about her day.

100. and the at asking the right questions. They provide relief. first step to combat that. life addressed as a man was the hardest part by far. Why would I want to live the rest of my life with the ‘wrong bits’? Recognition Certificate. It’s stressful! When I went for my first appointment at the gender clinic. with a genuine increase in numbers of damn good about myself. There really aren’t very many of us. as ever. So whilst I cannot person has taken this gigantic step. I don’t really want to have loads of it. Funny though. with a new birth certificate recognising that I am male. WITH THE ‘WRONG BITS’? Moreover. and even though I am immersed in authentically as a man” surgery every day of my working life. added to which we are notoriously bad (we call it dysphoria). the brain to develop in the opposite direction than would ordinarily my voice would break. My self-esteem and sense of self-respect rocketed at the very moment identified people feeling able to come forward to seek help. Although I don’t have to change my body/take hormones/have surgery. dysphoria). I have now done all the hard work I needed transgender individuals. We still don’t know what causes this mismatch. It amounts to of every person who identifies as transgender. to do in order to achieve that legal recognition. I can’t possibly do that. coming out. the opportunity to expound upon my thoughts even more than I driving licence.32 GSCENE SAM THE TRANS MAN allows those of us who need external and public validation of what we have always known. Telling the world that I am male and wish to be known and All of us are individuals with our own thoughts.000 to 20. resulting in more trans. I am quite prepared to possibly it’s a combination of the increase in acceptance and continue to be a social pariah and a misfit. and immersed in the right one. Being trans* puts you in a small minority of the population - estimates range from 1.demonstrate that I intend to continue to do so. There are no further barriers to me becoming fully myself in order to gain a Gender now. and and coping with the mismatch can only be drawn from public or healthcare data. the GRA does not require me to make radical changes to my body in order to achieve this recognition. but neuroscientific theories suggest a hormonal influence in utero as a possible cause for I was smugly sure I knew what he meant. Statistics are always evolving however.100. be aired. and perhaps more it’s a space where things that are sometimes difficult to talk about can importantly . but I really wasn’t sure if I could face years the water. and demonstrate It’s great that this month’s Gscene is dedicated to trans* issues. I hope that I have done so for a minimum of two years. but it’s a very this is a disorder of the mind. I have crossed “I don’t have to have that line and admitted it to myself and everyone around me.000. Quite the rest of the world looked at me quizzically. long colour. To achieve the legal status of a man. although unofficial data suggests a far higher number of people “It’s such a struggle living who do not conform or identify with the gender binary our western society presents us with. feelings. is the pinnacle of confirmation BELIEVE ME as far as I am concerned. “You will feel better”. bank details. within that there has never been a better time to come out as trans* and 48 hours of my first shot of testosterone. much of which is and should be kept confidential. Theories about nurture rather than nature are probably dead in mistaking me for a woman. Life started to take on some There may well be far better times yet. and the hormones are a really important first step to combat that. I would grow facial hair and people would stop occur. I will try and capture some of the current mood and societal advances that are important to those who identify as trans* in It’s such a struggle living and coping with the mismatch (we call it any way. Of course those things do happen. endless bodies and companies that I am a normally do! Let me be clear from the start. I felt better. What he meant was what individuals who have just plain ‘got ourselves wrong’. I hate the idea of having to have injections for the rest of my life. And boy do I feel better. I know I will. The reason for this is simple: I am a man. I don’t have to have surgery ASKS DR SAMUEL JAMES HALL or take hormones in order to gain a Gender Recognition Certificate. I was very resistant to hormone What I do have to do is live treatment in the first instance. long (and I mean change our lives for the better. often with the support of their parents. it took a while. As though a fog of depression had lifted. but there are plenty of people around who still believe that of medical treatment. . once a circumstances and histories that shape who we are. The Gender Recognition Act (GRA 2004) wrong pond. speak for all. hormones are a really important Certainly more and more youngsters are seeking treatment. to be legally recognised as the gender we are. as well as being ostracised in the workplace and to some degree in my church. the doctor said to me “you will feel so much better if you start taking hormones”. It’s unlikely. or it may be a reflection of our society becoming increasingly aware and tolerant. that they will look back. That my body would change. in my case. largely because I feel so permission to be who we are. Of course as a transman I am bound to be pleased to have Of course I will continue to do so. but I won’t stop there. This may be because whatever causes the agonising mismatch between biological sex and gender identity is provide relief” becoming more prevalent. but we have come a long. months) before any physical changes even began. They struggling to keep up. All I know is he said. Honestly. and medical services are. What I do have to do is live authentically as a man. I’m not speaking on behalf consumer or customer of) is probably the biggest hurdle. That my government and legal system recognises me for who I am goes a long way to ameliorating the unpleasant verbal and non-verbal messages I get every day which WHY WOULD I LIVE MY LIFE undermine very core of me. which involved painful and upsetting conversations with family and loved surgery or take hormones ones. and my brain truly felt as though it had been taken out of the way in the past 10-15 years.02% of the population. but even at the top end that’s only 0. long. The social transition (passport. That we are mistakenly deluded slow process and isn’t at all what he meant.

It’s really highly unlikely that anyone would get as far as which will run every 4th Saturday of each month gender reassignment surgery unless they were absolutely sure that it was the right thing for them to do. Spare a thought for transwomen. and SAT 26 JULY from 11am–1pm assuming we trans* people are indeed not mad. a worsening of the dysphoria. and I feel better emotionally and psychologically than I have done throughout my adult life. But for some. much worse. My voice won’t “un- TUES from 2. the more likely it is that you will eventually REPORT IT! ‘pass’ successfully and leave the agony behind.com/pride/accessibility-matters believe us… . is that people really don’t www. They CLARE PROJECT meets every provide relief. suicidal thoughts abate. I also feel that I’ve made absolutely the right decision. Find out more about I genuinely think that one of the biggest problems we are facing our access plan for pride: today. Transwomen taking testosterone weekly drop-in is a safe and confidential space to explore blockers and starting oestrogen therapy finding that their depression issues around gender identity. And that doctor was absolutely right. It really feels that simple. living and coping with the mismatch (we call it dysphoria). Unless of course you just don’t believe that they are who they are. and bits missing that make me feel like an amputee.clareproject. I finally feel like one who is FUNDED BY functioning well. Like surgery. as well as sometimes quite www. Talking to other people who are making this painful journey into Based in central Brighton. to the no less damaging attempts to ‘fix’ us by using the wrong gender pronoun or address. GSCENE 33 If you think about how fundamental our sex hormones are to healthy psychological functioning. I ACCESSIBILITY really cannot fathom why on earth you would call a transwomen MATTERS dressed in essentially feminine clothing ‘Sir’. There are bits that shouldn't be there.com/report-it threatening. such COFFEE MORNING as a surgical complication or unsatisfactory outcome. Any doubts or fears about transitioning medically have been dispelled completely. More details: www. SAFETY FORUM There’s no way of telling. the Clare Project selfhood. Brighton. What I can’t avoid though. It’s a shocking experience which I largely try and avoid. I feel so much better. that we could be cut a Welcoming all trans & questioning people to this event bit of slack. and my body dysphoria is much. and even sometimes very physical important element. however.30pm be responsible for what could be completely debilitating surgery if done too quickly or for the wrong reason. The gender clinics are very Dorset Gardens (off St James St) Brighton BN2 1RL keen that we have reversible treatment for some time before doing anything irreversible. As a doctor myself I understand Except 1st Tues when there’s an optional meal out this reticence and why there is such a long wait.30pm break” though. I can’t avoid the LGBT COMMUNITY daily grind of not knowing whether I am going to be seen as a woman and addressed as such. Whilst I can forgive liberated Brighton for misguidedly calling me ‘madam’ or ‘ladies’ when in company of my lovely female friends.com right fuel. Facilitated peer support is an is lifting. Now that my brain is running on the Email clareprojectinfo@gmail. I’ve been running on the wrong fuel! All this time. even in this enlightened world.lgbt-help. As a transman. and yet when I stand naked in front of the mirror - well it’s a horror show.lgbt-help. and the hormones are a really important first step to combat that. and if a transwoman starts growing breasts they won’t at DORSET GARDENS METHODIST CHURCH go away if she stops taking oestrogen. BN1 1EA I do believe however. I hear the same stories. this really adds weight to the neuroscientific theories. Having said that.lgbt-help.org. I’m lucky because the hormonal changes will eventually make it very unlikely that I will be mistaken for a woman in the please visit: www. no doctor wants to preceded by the drop-in from 5–7. The threats range from the still all too real possibility of being verbally or physically assaulted. There’s no other word for it. especially those who transition when they are older. to report a crime: And it’s emotionally exhausting. the so called ‘regret’ rate is low and often attributable to other causes. It’s such a struggle psychotherapy and speech therapy. when encountering a stranger. The best analogy I can think of is that my brain is an engine that was designed to run on diesel. The younger you are when you transition. there is the Find out how possibility that that daily uncertainty may never abate. as well as providing access to low-cost symptoms such as chronic fatigue start to fade.30–5. at CHAPEL ROYAL North Street.com future. is the rest of the world. For more information on the LGBT Community Safety Forum and the work the volunteers do. or whether I’m going to be seen for who I am. The effects of hormones are largely reversible. who have many more physical barriers to being seen for who they are. and has been forced to run on petrol for the last 30-odd years. I am a man. which way it’s going to go.uk One of the effects of hormone treatment that some of us experience is Or find on us facebook under Clare Project. in this era of well-informed patients.

34 GSCENE OUT & ABOUT PICS FROM A BAR. Unrivalled sea view. £3 after. www. buy one cocktail get the other half price all day. traditional pub Tel: 01273 624462.thebrightonsauna. Brighton. Dog-friendly seafront bar.uk Tel: 01273 696691. entry free before 11pm. Fri 3–7pm & Tel: 01273 698331.30pm. RH11 7AG OPEN: Sun-Thurs 4pm-1am.30am.co.revenge. free entry.charles.co. Waynsey Rudeboy (25). www. and all big sport events.30pm–close Friendly bar with regular quiz nights l DR BRIGHTON’S 2am.30pm). Golden Handbag OPEN: daily 11am–very late l FUNKYFISH BAR award winning Sunday roasts served 12–5pm (last orders 4pm). BAR 7 + BRIGHTON SAUNA JULY LISTINGS BAR 7 CRAWLEY ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Sat (12) is the UV PARTY with DJ Michael G at 10pm. every day. Wed 3–7pm. every day. www. DJs & pool table ) REGULARS Fri entertainment: Billie May live (11).30am any changes or alterations to the listings 8 Marine Parade.7crawley. Fri & Sat 12pm-6am OPEN: Sun–Thur 12pm–12am. to book call 01273 DRINK PROMOS: Mon. ) REGULARS Fri is with DJs at 10pm: Claire Fuller (4). cabaret.uk A-BAR l BULLDOG ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Fri (4) SANFRANDISCO with DJ Mick Fuller at 9pm. ) DRINK DEALS Wed 6–9pm.uk 7 Pegler Way. Fri & BAR with Mark Hodge. top cabaret. press.com l CHARLES ST Information is correct at the time of going to OPEN: Sun & Wed 6pm–12. Thur 12pm- Seafront bar with sun terrace & food Thu & Fri 9pm–close. Two floor venue with DJs & cabaret Sat 1–7pm ) FOOD bar food served Mon–Sat 12–7pm (last orders 6. BN2 1RF OPEN: Mon–Thur 3pm–12am. BN2 1TJ Tel: 01273 606064. Kirsty Anderson (18).co.abarbrighton.uk 30-31 Camelford St. day–12am Seafront facing bar. Sun–Thur 11–1am and Fri & Sat 11–2am.doctorbrightons. Michael G & cabaret from Topsey Redfurn (26).co. day & night.co. Fri & Sat CABARET with Misty Lee (25) at 9. Rob Davis (19). ) DRINKS licensed bar 7 days a week.uk DRINK PROMOS: Mon–Sat 5–9pm.50 all 9–11pm.uk 3am Bar & lounge with top cabaret BRIGHTON SAUNA ) REGULARS Every Wed and Sun are NAKED DAY all day (no towels to be worn).com DRINK PROMOS: Sun–Thur all day. ) Wed is the Open Mic PIANO www.legendsbrighton. ) Sun is KARAOKE. Fri/Sat 4pm- Tel: 01293 511177 www. SATURDAY Tel: 01273 696996 1pm–2am. Sun 1pm–12am SESSIONS (26) is with DJ Grant Knowles at 9pm. ) DRINK DEALS house wine £12 every day. ) Sat is Pre-Club tunes.uk OPEN: Sun-Wed 12pm-1am. Seafront bar with DJs & live music www. BN1 1NE 12pm–2am DRINK PROMOS: all day.com 31-34 Marine Parade.camelfordarms. www. Fri & Sat 12pm–2am. large l CAMELFORD ARMS OPEN: daily from 12pm smoking & sun terrace. Little Rob (11). double-up on spirits for extra £1. entry free before 10pm. Fri & Sat OPEN: Sun–Thur 11–12am. ) OPEN For listings visit: www. BN10 8GA Tel: 01273 609777 (from mid-July) www. Thur all night. Sun–Thur. regular DJs & l MARINE TAVERN 32-34 Old Steine. Fri & Sat DRINK PROMOS: Mon-Sun. BN2 1TR Dog friendly.com . Sun 8.co.abarbrighton. Gio’s Soul Sessions (18) and 31 St James's St. Gscene cannot be held responsible for Bar with regular DJs. ) OPEN Wed–Sun from 6pm. www.7crawley. OPEN: daily from 12pm www.com DRINK PROMOS: Mon-Fri 11am-midnight l A-BAR Bar with food.uk day. Thur all Tel: 01273 624091. BN2 1TQ l LEGENDS BAR Tel: 01273 622386. Sun all www. ) Sat is with DJs at 10pm: Waynsey Rudeboy (5). sing your favourite tune with Mark or just listen at 8.funkyfishclub. Crawley.bulldogbrighton.co. Tues. Sat 10pm–12am. l BROADWAY BAR 12pm–2am 16-17 Kings Rd. BN2 1TL sun terrace 13 Broad St. OPEN: daily 11–5am night BARS l BAR REVENGE street. & 11pm–12am. Tel: 01273 208113 DRINK PROMOS: Wed & Thur 7-11pm l BAR 7@CRAWLEY 10 Steine Street. BN2 1TL 696691. mixed clientele ) OPEN Sun–Thur 12pm–12am. Tue & Thur 3–7pm Marine Parade.marinetavern. BN2 1TA seafront facing sun terrace DRINK PROMOS: Wed 6–9pm.co. food & Thur–Sat 6pm–2. OPEN: daily from 12pm Tel: 01273 681284. £3 after. www.30pm. BN1 1EL 11-12 Marine Parade.

Sun from 10pm.3jollybutchers. boutiqueclubbrighton.uk Friendly bar. BN2 1RG OPEN: Mon-Thur 9-12am. Fri & Sun all night l BOUTIQUE BRIGHTON 2 Boyces St@West St. on 2 Boyces Street off West Street.com www. BN3 1AF cabaret.uk l ROYAL OAK Seafront-facing cafe/bar 46 St James’s St. live music.ohsosocial.com 12pm–1am. Thur. BN2 1RF Tel: 01273 682249. Wed-Sat from 9pm. Tel: 01273 696873 www.co. regular DJs & Drag hosts & karaoke 7 nights a week themed nights OPEN: daily from 11am OPEN: Wed–Sat from 9pm. 129 St James's St. BN2 1RH Tel: 01273 608571.co. Fri-Sun 9-2am Tel: 01273 621093 l PARIS HOUSE Dog friendly bar. cask conditioned ales.30pm French style cafe/bar l SUBLINE OPEN: daily from 12pm 129 St James's St. ) BOOKINGS to make BED/VIP bookings call Rebecca on 01273 327607 or email becky@boutiqueclubbrighton. Sun from 1pm Dog-friendly central food pub l ZONE 33 St James’ St.boutiqueclubbrighton. Fri & Sat all DRINK PROMOS: Wed & Sat night.sublinebrighton.PICS FROM BOUTIQUE GSCENE OUT & ABOUT 35 BOUTIQUE Boutique is an opulent and fashionable club.com ) OPEN Mon. Sun from 10pm.co. CLUBS l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Nightclub below Legends Bar & Hotel www. BN1 1YD 7 George St. www. Fri & Sat Tel: 01273 746067 12pm–2am www. Wed & Thur. 21 Western Rd.com OPEN: Mon. Fri & Sat www. BN1 1NB OPEN: Sun–Thur 12pm–12am. .com OPEN: Mon–Sat from 12pm. karaoke & cabaret OPEN: daily from 10am DRINK PROMOS: all day & night Mon. Sun 12–10.uk Tel: 01273 604076 Men only cruising bar.zonebar. Brighton. Brighton. Wed-Sat from 9pm.com/news Follow Boutique on Facebook: BoutiqueClubBrighton or Twitter @Boutique_BN1 l OHSO SOCIAL Karaoke & cabaret bar 250a King's Rd. food & beer garden Tel: 01273 724195 OPEN: Mon–Thur 12–11pm.legendsbrighton. BN2 1TH l POISON IVY Tel: 01273 624100.com OPEN: Wed & Fri–Sun from 11pm ENTRY: free entry daily DRINK PROMOS: Wed. all day & night on Sun l THREE JOLLY BUTCHERS l QUEEN’S ARMS 59 North Rd. Sun from 8pm DRINK PROMOS: Tue.queensarmsbrighton. BN1 1AN www. BN2 1TH www.parishousebrighton.

charles-street. then l ENVY ENTRY: Tue: £1 with a flyer/£2 without. ) Mon is DJ MARCIA’s Glitter Ball 70s/80s tunes at 10pm.30pm Tel: 01273 723733. The FRIDAY CLUB is at 6pm. £10 with VIP Tel: 01273 681546. Fri. home- artist is played and the traffic light turn green. 70s/80s/90s funk/soul classics www.36 GSCENE OUT & ABOUT PICS FROM BULLDOG + CAMELFORD ARMS JULY LISTINGS BULLDOG CAMELFORD ARMS ) MEMBERSHIP Free entry for members only. Brighton. BN3 3TJ Tel: 01273 624462 l REVENGE Naughty Pop: DJs Trick & Dana 10. Brighton. Fri & Sat FOOD: Mon–Sat 12–8pm.bettylalas. ) REGULARS Tue is POPTASTIC with DJ Lee. ) Fri is DJ Marcia at 10pm. Gay sauna in Hove with licenced bar l NEW STEINE BISTRO ) DRINK DEALS Mon.95. ) Thur is RELEASE with DJ cooked menu & manager's specials Mon–Fri 12–3pm & 6–9pm. CABARET in the top bar at roasts & select menu 12pm–till gone! midnight: Son of a Tutu (4). Fri OPEN: 10am-11pm every day of the year 10/11 New Steine.uk LICENSED BAR: Sun–Thu 11–1am. Sat FOOD: Mon–Fri 12–3pm & 6–9pm.tbs2. Miss Jason ) OPEN daily from 12pm. BN1 1EL days). and KARAOKE upstairs at 10pm.revenge.thebrightonsauna. door charge for non-members.45pm for last orders conditions apply). double spirit & mixer from £2. Fri & Sat from 84-86 Denmark Villas. Davina Sparkle (11). Wed 3–7pm.bulldogbrighton. Topping & Butch (18).com guestlist/otherwise £4/£3 NUS. Tel: 01273 698331 75 Grand Parade. Sunday 19 Marine Parade. Hove.com 24 hours to Sunday night 1am FOOD: Tue–Sun 12pm–late TUESDAY 1 l CHARLES ST DRINK PROMOS: Fri & Sat all night l REVENGE ENTRY: standard £15. under 25s £5 Mon-Thur Tel: 01273 624091 Karaoke: Harry or Lou Bag 8pm Tel: 01273 606064. Sat 12–9pm. Micklos at 9pm. (25) ) Sat is DJ V John at 10PM.com FOOD: Mon–Sat 12–5pm. Sunday OPEN: Fri & Sat 9pm-late Gay sauna with licenced bar 22 St James’ St. seniors' lunch Wed l THREE JOLLY BUTCHERS Tel: 01273 689966 2–3. ) www. The Camelford is a dog-friendly pub. DJ Lil Alex at 3am. BN2 9JA 12pm–till gone. Sat all night l ROYAL OAK DRINK PROMOS: Mon all night Tel: 01273 622386 Tel: 01273 621093.50 DRINK PROMOS: Tue.newsteinehotel. Sat £5 OPEN: Mon-Thu 10am–1am. ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Thur (10) is the Bulldog’s 35th Birthday Bash. Fri & Sat: £1 Tel: 01273 724195 FOOD: free pizza on Sunday FOOD: French platters every day l CAMELFORD ARMS OPEN: Mon b4 12am with a pass. free raffle every Sun at 5pm.bulldogbrighton. BN2 1TL l THE BRIGHTON SAUNA 12–9pm. www.50 served 2–3. ) Sun is with DJ Grant Knowles in main bar at 10pm and KARAOKE till 2am. l FUNKYFISH CLUB SAUNAS FOOD: Mon–Fri 12–3pm & 6–9pm. weekend pass £20 (3 l BAR REVENGE Wheel of Fortune 32-34 Old Steine. BN1 1NB FOOD Tel: 01273 746067 l A-BAR FOOD: breakfasts every day 9am-12pm.funkyfishclub. Thur.99 when selected ) FOOD Wed is SENIORS' LUNCH with two courses for £5. Sunday lunch 11pm 12–3pm .co. BN2 1RF lunch from 1pm ENTRY: Fri free.com 250a King's Rd. Tue & Thur 3–7pm & 11pm–midnight. Drinks ENTRY: £14 standard.99 9–11pm. www. Sun roast 12–5pm l PARIS HOUSE l BAR REVENGE Nightclub above Charles Street free entry b4 12am with Facebook www.30.co. Tue (29) is monthly REGGAE with DJ Sun (6 & 20) is the BEAR BASH at 5pm. Thur. Sat 10pm–midnight. bottles from £1.com/membership-application. ) REGULARS Thur is the £300 BIG CASH QUIZ at 9pm. www. www.30pm.30pm Tel: 01273 608571 l BETTY LA LA’S www. 10pm–2am.com include: pints from £1. Sun all day–midnight. Sunday lunch l BULLDOG Poptastic: DJ Lee 10pm 11–2am 12–7pm l MARINE TAVERN Nat’s Quiz 9pm l LEGENDS BAR Nightclub with top DJs & PAs (student- friendly) l TBS2 l POISON IVY karaoke OPEN: Tue from 11pm.com FOOD: daily 12–3pm & 6–9pm.85 (Terms & membership. £5 under FOOD: every eve 6–9. £20 weekend pass. To join ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Sun (13) is the World Cup Final live at 8pm. Sunday Grant Knowles at 10pm.uk DJs. Sunday roast & select menu roasts 12pm-gone. Thur: Tel: 01273 696691 lunch served 12-9pm FOOD: Mon–Sat 12–7pm. visit www. ) Wed is DIVA RUSH with DJ Marcia. Fri 10am then Tel: 01273 693444. all drinks £1. 25s every day l OHSO SOCIAL ) OPEN daily from 11am–very late. or £5/£4 NUS ENTRY: £1. BN2 1PB 3–7pm & drinks £1.


£6.30pm: Sandra (6). Sat (5) at 9pm.30pm DJs Lee Harris & Trick on level 1 10. Queen l CHARLES ST Mad Cow’s Tea Party: Ms DJs Chris Barker & Queen Josephine 5pm l OHSO SOCIAL DJs 8pm Josephine & David Ethics + guest Zach Joan Bond. Sunday Lunch: roast beef. Sun from 8. tunes 9pm Burns 8pm . ) FOOD served 12–8pm Mon–Sat. Check out the sun terrace for some summer sunshine! Hirst 9. ) Thur (31) Ms Joan Bond at 9pm. karaoke 10pm l SUBLINE Fag Machine: alt night 9pm l CHARLES ST The Boys In The Bar: DJs l BULLDOG DJ Grant & karaoke 10pm l CAMELFORD ARMS Raffle & Bear Fastforward: DJ Peter Castle 11pm l BULLDOG DJ Marcia 10pm.30pm l REVENGE FOMO: DJs 10.30pm Screwpulous 9pm l A-BAR open mic: Mark Hodge 8. ) DRINK DEALS All drinks 50% off Mon–Sat from 5–9pm. ) Sat is BOYS IN THE BAR with all-male DJ line-up inc is the MAD COW’S TEA PARTY 2-floor Pre-Pride special with DJs Leeroy & Ruby Roo Lil Alex. Lil’ Alex in the club.30pm l ROYAL OAK cabaret: Jennie Castell l REVENGE Sharon Needles live PA + Night Challenge 8. Son of a Tutu midnight l BAR REVENGE FOMO warm-up: DJ l CAMELFORD ARMS Friday Club 6pm 9. ) FRUITY FRIDAY FIX with DJ Leeroy. La Voix (20).30pm l SUBLINE Steam 9pm l ZONE live music: Billie May 9. £1 donated to Pride. DRAG IDOL WINNER GIA MASSACRE. Shameless l SUBLINE Men’s Room: DJ WEDNESDAY 2 l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. Grant Knowles & Leeroy on rotation.30pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. at 9pm.30pm Drag With No Name & cash prizes 9pm 6pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS l POISON IVY Stephanie Starlet’s l BAR REVENGE Shameless v Powder Fusion: DJ Lee Harris 11pm Pop!Candy: DJ Claire Fuller 11pm l BULLDOG DJ V John 10pm. hostess Joan Bond and fab décor at 8pm. from £1 and win a bar tab ) OPEN Mon at 10pm. Grant Knowles. Myra Dubois (27). Lil’ Alex in the club.30pm 9.com l FUNKYFISH CLUB Strictly Fri: DJ Aky l POISON IVY karaoke 10pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. Cocktails: two for £8 on Tue & Fri 9pm–close.38 GSCENE OUT & ABOUT PICS FROM DRAG IDOL @ CHARLES STREET + ENVY JULY LISTINGS L-R: SALLY VATE. ) REGULARS Wed is now the QUIZ WITH NO NAME a night filled with antics and entertainment with the Drag With No Name and cash prizes at 9pm. www. entry £2 from 8pm.30pm. shots & hostess ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Tue (29) is the PRIDE UNSIGNED Band Night. 12–7pm.30pm 8pm l ZONE Betty Swollocks’ karaoke 8.charles-street.30pm.50 all night on Mon. TC’s ) OPEN daily from 12pm. Karaoke Queens: LouBag & l BAR REVENGE DJ Fifilicious 9pm 9pm l CHARLES ST Quiz With No Name with l BAR 7@CRAWLEY DJ Claire Fuller Smithy 7. after the show.30pm. entry £2 from 7. 2-4-1 gourmet performing at 9. £3 after 10pm. free entry.30pm Joyful Noise: DJ Kenny 9pm www. l DR BRIGHTONS Funky Fri: DJ Nick l PARIS HOUSE live jazz 4pm.30pm l LEGENDS BAR Rewind: DJs 9pm l REVENGE Sweet Revenge: DJs Sam l ROYAL OAK Davina Sparkle’s School l PARIS HOUSE live jazz: Remi Harris l POISON IVY karaoke DMS & Alex Baker + Jonesy 10. All deals excl sparkling wine & cocktails & not in conjunction with other offers.95.30pm. tea pot cocktails.50. hostess Joan Bond and fab décor at 8pm. entry £1. karaoke Powder Room on level 2 8pm.30pm l BAR REVENGE Crash: DJ Dana 7pm l SUBLINE Leathered 9pm l ZONE Stone & Street 9. two for £6. entry £1. £3 after 10pm.30pm l FUNKYFISH CLUB Old School Sat: DJ l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@REVENGE 9pm l CAMELFORD ARMS Big Cash Quiz l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@OHSO Aky 10pm Roof-terrace party (weather depending): l LEGENDS BAR pre-club DJs 7pm 9pm SOCIAL DJs Chris Barker.com for the night on Thur. chicken or veggie served student night.30pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Ice: DJ SUNDAY 6 FRIDAY 4 SATURDAY 5 l BAR 7@CRAWLEY karaoke 6pm l BAR 7@CRAWLEY DJ Waynsey l BAR REVENGE acoustic music Claire Fuller 11pm l BRIGHTON SAUNA Naked Day 11am l A-BAR Sanfrandisco: DJ Mick Fuller l BULLDOG Diva Rush: DJ Marcia 10pm Rudeboy 10pm 4. ) Mon is the STUDIO 150 hotdogs at Dog Tails on Tue. Leeroy 9pm THURSDAY 3 l DR BRIGHTONS Sexy Sat: DJ Tony B Bash 5pm l CHARLES ST cabaret: Sandra 7.30pm.charles-street. dance/funky house. 8pm. Tammy Twinkle (13). ) DRINK DEALS singles or bottles £1. ) Thur is The MAD ENVY @ CHARLES ST COW'S TEA PARTY with Alice in Wonderland décor. free video games and entry £5.30pm Kelly L 9pm l CHARLES ST Fruity Fri Fix: DJ Leeroy l ENVY Apocalypse: alt night with live Tranny Rock & Roll Bingo: Sally Vate l BULLDOG Release: DJ Grant 10pm band & video games 9pm 8. cabaret: Lil Alex. ) Sun CABARET at in the bar.30pm. ) REGULARS Sat (5) is new monthly rock & indie night APOCALYPSE with a live band TRANNY ROCK & ROLL BINGO with Sally Vate and rolling jackpot at 8.30pm l POISON IVY cabaret: Candi Rell 9. £1 donated to Pride. & MYRA DUBOIS CHARLES STREET BAR ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Thur (31) is the MAD COW’S TEA PARTY 2-floor Pre-Pride special with DJs Leeroy & Ruby Roo in the bar. DJ Lil l BEDFORD TAVERN Piano Bingo 5pm l BRIGHTON SAUNA Naked Day 12pm Amateur Strip Night 8pm Room warm-up: DJ Smithy 9pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret: Miss Jason l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Alex 3am.95 on select mains. or two for £10.


30pm l BULLDOG DJ Marcia 10pm. karaoke l BAR REVENGE Wheel of Fortune Amateur Strip Night 8pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.30pm Lil Alex.30pm.30pm 9pm Michael G 10pm 10pm l ZONE Betty Swollocks’ karaoke l CHARLES ST Mad Cow’s Tea Party: Ms l BAR REVENGE DJ Fifilicious 9pm l ENVY Studio 150: student night 10pm 8.30pm.30pm l REVENGE Naughty Pop: DJs Trick & Kelly L 9pm MONDAY 7 Dana 11pm l BULLDOG 35th Birthday Bash SATURDAY 12 l BAR REVENGE Quiz with Liz 8. free entry. Sun 1pm–midnight. large Smirnoff & energy drink £5. DJ Lil Alex l POISON IVY karaoke l A-BAR open mic: Mark Hodge 8. Queen l ZONE cabaret: Sally Vate 9. ) SEXY night Sat with a free shot before 11pm. Buy two cocktails for £11 from Sun–Thur. Herrera 8pm www.uk ) DRINK DEALS from Sun–Thur all day and Fri & Sat from 1–7pm: Fosters & Carling Follow Funky Fish on www.30pm .E.30pm l FUNKYFISH CLUB Old School Sat: DJ FRIDAY 11 Aky 10pm l A-BAR live music: Billie May 9. ) DRINK DEALS all night Fri with £2 shots.30pm. karaoke 10pm 9.co. www. underwear party 9pm l MARINE TAVERN Nat’s Quiz 9pm Harris & Trick on level 1 10. ) OPEN The Funky Fish Bar is open daily from 12pm.30pm l CHARLES ST Quiz With No Name with 10pm Sparkle 3. Fri & Sat 1pm–2am.30pm l LEGENDS BAR Pre-Fusion 7pm l BAR 7@CRAWLEY DJ Little Rob 6pm l OHSO SOCIAL DJs 8pm l BAR REVENGE Shameless v Doggy l PARIS HOUSE live jazz 4pm.40 GSCENE OUT & ABOUT PICS FROM DR BRIGHTONS + FUNKY FISH JULY LISTINGS DR BRIGHTONS FUNKY FISH CLUB & BAR ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Thur (31) is the BIG GAY CHARITY PUB QUIZ raising funds ) REGULARS STRICTLY FRIDAY is with DJ Aky chart/dance/pop/80s/90s.30pm l BAR REVENGE FOMO warm-up: DJ l ZONE live music: Miss Jason 9. David Ethics + guest Eduardo l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Ice: DJ ) OPEN Mon–Thur 3pm–midnight. Shameless: DJs Lee N. OLD SCHOOL SATURDAY with DJ Aky funk/disco/dance/house. large Smirnoff & mixer £4. tunes 9pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Fusion: l LEGENDS BAR Miss Jason’s Monday l PARIS HOUSE live music: Area Code DJ Peter Castle 11pm Madhouse 9pm WEDNESDAY 9 273 8pm l BULLDOG DJ V John 10pm.D.15 a pint.30pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.50.doctorbrightons.30pm Karaoke: Harry or Lou Bag 8pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret: Miss Jason l REVENGE Doggy Style: DJs Fifilicious l SUBLINE Come in Your Pants: DJ l BULLDOG Poptastic: DJ Lee 10pm l SUBLINE Fag Machine: alt night 9pm & friends on level 2. Free game of pool every day with every round of drinks l BAR REVENGE Crash: DJ Dana 7pm purchased during happy hour. free entry. shots.funkyfishclub.30pm Joan Bond. Grant Knowles. £1 entry.30pm.30pm l BULLDOG Diva Rush: DJ Marcia 10pm l FUNKYFISH CLUB Strictly Fri: DJ Aky l LEGENDS BAR cabaret: Davina l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. £3. TC’s Style warm-up: DJ Alex Baker 9pm Joyful Noise: DJ Kenny 9pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS l POISON IVY karaoke Fastforward: DJ Peter Castle 11pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. Leeroy 9pm l REVENGE FOMO: DJs 10. bottles from £3 and all ) REGULARS Funky Friday is with DJ Nick Hirst at 9.30pm 9pm l SUBLINE Men’s Room: DJ Screwpulous l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@OHSO 9pm SOCIAL DJs Chris Barker.U.30pm l POISON IVY cabaret: Rose Garden 3am.facebook.30pm l THREE JOLLY BUTCHERS jazz 4pm l POISON IVY karaoke THURSDAY 10 l SUBLINE Dry Clean Only 9pm l ZONE cabaret 6pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.30pm l DR BRIGHTONS Sexy Sat: DJ Tony B l SUBLINE Leathered 9pm 9. karaoke l CHARLES ST The Boys In The Bar: DJs l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. and free for the Rainbow Fund and Macmillan Cancer Support at 8pm.30pm l CAMELFORD ARMS Friday Club 6pm l ROYAL OAK cabaret: Topsie Redfurn l CHARLES ST Fruity Fri Fix: DJ Leeroy 9.uk Claire Fuller 11pm l DR BRIGHTONS Funky Fri: DJ Nick l BRIGHTON SAUNA Naked Day 11am Hirst 9.30pm l ROYAL OAK Davina Sparkle’s School l CAMELFORD ARMS Big Cash Quiz l BAR 7@CRAWLEY UV party: DJ l BULLDOG DJ Marcia’s Glitter Ball Night Challenge 8. entry £2 per person. SATURDAY with DJ Tony B is at 9.30pm Drag With No Name & cash prizes 9pm l LEGENDS BAR Rewind: DJs 9pm l POISON IVY cabaret: Dave Lynn TUESDAY 8 l POISON IVY Stephanie Starlet’s l POISON IVY karaoke 5. entry £5. cabaret: l REVENGE Sweet Revenge: DJs Alex Davina Sparkle midnight Baker & Smithy + Zach Burns 10.co. Josephine. Jagerbombs £2.com/funkyfishclub or Twitter @funkyfishclub.


Drag With No Name. including freshly made from Fuller. CanCan Girls l POISON IVY karaoke Joan Bond.30pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS l CAMELFORD ARMS raffle 5pm. Chris Barker & Queen Josephine 5pm TUESDAY 15 l LEGENDS BAR cabaret: Lola Lasagne L 9pm David Ethics & HiFi Sean 8pm l BAR REVENGE Wheel of Fortune l BULLDOG Release: DJ Grant 10pm l DR BRIGHTONS Funky Fri: DJ Nick Hirst 3. l REVENGE Naughty Pop: DJs Trick & Dana l PARIS HOUSE live music: Nuit de ) OPEN daily from 11am–5am. dance/ chart. ) Fri is Davina Sparkle (6).30pm l CAMELFORD ARMS Big Cash Quiz 9pm 9. Queen Josephine.42 GSCENE OUT & ABOUT PICS FROM LEGENDS BAR & BASEMENT CLUB JULY LISTINGS LEGENDS BAR LEGENDS BASEMENT CLUB ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Sun (20) is an event in support of Lady La Rue with host ) FREE ENTRY to the Basement Club every day.30pm.D.30pm WEDNESDAY 16 l SUBLINE Leathered 9pm l BAR REVENGE acoustic music l SUBLINE Come in Your Pants: DJ l A-BAR open mic: Mark Hodge 8.30pm THURSDAY 17 l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@OHSO Roof-terrace party (weather depending): DJs l BAR REVENGE FOMO warm-up: DJ Kelly SOCIAL DJs Chris Barker. £2 spirit & mixer/£2.30pm l POISON IVY karaoke l CHARLES ST Fruity Fri Fix: DJ Leeroy 9pm l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@REVENGE l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.30pm l PARIS HOUSE Bastille Day Karaoke: Harry or Lou Bag 8pm l BULLDOG Poptastic: DJ Lee 10pm l CHARLES ST Mad Cow’s Tea Party: Ms l FUNKYFISH CLUB Strictly Fri: DJ Aky Celebrations: Fleur de Paris. Mon–Fri 5–11pm. www.30pm.30pm.30pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS 4pm. World Cup Final 8pm Claire Fuller 11pm l BAR 7@CRAWLEY DJ Kirsty Anderson Pop!Candy: DJ Claire Fuller 11pm l ZONE cabaret 6pm l BRIGHTON SAUNA Naked Day 11am l BEDFORD TAVERN Piano Bingo 5pm 6pm l BULLDOG Diva Rush: DJ Marcia 10pm l BAR REVENGE Gaydio v Revenge warm- l BRIGHTON SAUNA Naked Day 12pm MONDAY 14 l CHARLES ST Quiz With No Name with l BULLDOG DJ Grant & karaoke 10pm up: DJ Alex Baker 9pm l BAR REVENGE Quiz with Liz 8. buy any bottle from the quality wine list and get the second half price.legendsbrighton.50/£2 bottles of Becks/house spirit & mixer £2 on options from £3.30pm. at 9pm. open till 5am. World Drag With No Name & cash prizes 9pm l BULLDOG Marcia’s Glitter Ball 10pm l POISON IVY Stephanie Starlet’s Amateur Fastforward: DJ Peter Castle 11pm Cup Final 8pm l ENVY Studio 150: student night 10pm l BULLDOG DJ Marcia 10pm.30pm l THREE JOLLY BUTCHERS live jazz l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Ice: DJ l A-BAR Gio’s Soul Sessions 9. recent/classic pop. playing house/chart. Sunday Roasts served 12–3pm with top quality locally sourced Wed. promos all night on Fri. ) OPEN Wed & Fri–Sun 11pm. underwear party 8pm l BAR REVENGE Crash: DJ Dana 7pm FRIDAY 18 Smithy 7.30pm: ) REGULARS Wed is ICE with DJ Claire Fuller. cabaret: l CHARLES ST cabaret: Tammy Twinkle Strip Night 8pm l LEGENDS BAR Miss Jason’s Monday l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret: Miss Jason Topping & Butch midnight 7.E.30pm 4.50 selected bottles on Sun. meat. all day sun terrace. ) Sat is Pre-Fusion with DJs at 7pm.legendsbrighton. ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Thur (31) is PRIDE CRUSH with a mash-up of electro pop ) REGULARS Fri is REWIND with DJs spinning 70s/80s/90s disco/soul/funk/Motown /classic pop. Lola Lasagne (13) and Dave Lynn (27).30pm 9. Castle. LEE HARRIS (5).30pm l LEGENDS BAR Rewind: DJs 9pm . Tranny Rock & Roll Bingo: Sally Madhouse 9pm l SUBLINE Fag Machine: alt night 9pm l CAMELFORD ARMS Friday Club 6pm Vate 8.30pm. ) Sun is POP!CANDY with DJ Claire ) FOOD summer menu served Mon–Sat 12–5pm.30pm SUNDAY 13 l REVENGE FOMO: DJs 10. ) Sun CABARET at 3.com 11pm Chanson & Fleur de Paris 8pm l ROYAL OAK Davina Sparkle’s School l POISON IVY cabaret: Miss Penny Night Challenge 8. and lunch ) DRINK DEALS selected shots £1. ) Mon is MISS FASTFOWARD with DJ Peter Castle.95. karaoke l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. plus 16 top acts at 3.30pm l BAR 7@CRAWLEY karaoke 6pm 5.U. Free entry.com ) DRINK DEALS Mon–Fri 11am–midnight. tunes 9pm 10pm & food 12pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. chart/house/r&b. Karaoke Queens: LouBag & N. ) Sat is FUSION with DJ Peter JASON'S MADHOUSE at 9pm. ) www. poultry & vegetarian options. karaoke l POISON IVY cabaret: Topsie Redfurn l ZONE Betty Swollocks’ karaoke 8. scratch burgers served with chunky chips and homemade coleslaw from £8.30pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.


) Sat free LIVE JAZZ at 4pm. Queen Josephine & David Ethics spinning disco-fused house/grooves at 8pm. Karaoke Queens: LouBag & Roof-terrace party (weather depending): DJs l FUNKYFISH CLUB Old School Sat: DJ Chris Barker & Queen Josephine 5pm TUESDAY 22 l LEGENDS BAR Event in support of Lady Smithy 7. CanCan Girls & food all day from 12pm. Miss Penny (17).30pm l BAR 7@CRAWLEY DJ Rob Davis 10pm l ROYAL OAK cabaret: Krissie DuCann l BAR REVENGE DJ Fifilicious 9pm l BEDFORD TAVERN Piano Bingo 5pm 9. Chris Brogan (25) and residents Chris Barker. ) Sun CABARET at 5. including cheap drinks on Wed.30pm l POISON IVY karaoke l SUBLINE Steam 9pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. DJ Lil Alex l ZONE live music: Collusion 9.30pm l SUBLINE Come in Your Pants: DJ l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. ) REGULARS Top CABARET every night at 9. Saucy Sophie (20) and Davina Sparkle (27).30pm l REVENGE Official Shakedown After- ) DRINK DEALS non-stop happy hours all month. Eduardo Herrera (11). lunch served 12-9pm from classic fish & chips to high-end steaks and burgers. Party: Sweet Revenge: DJ Alex Baker & Trick SATURDAY 19 + King K 10. l ZONE cabaret: Dave Lynn 9. . karaoke 10pm l CHARLES ST The Boys In The Bar: DJs SUNDAY 20 l BAR 7@CRAWLEY karaoke 6pm Madhouse 9pm l POISON IVY karaoke Tranny Rock & Roll Bingo: Sally Vate 8.30pm: Candi Rell (3).30pm. l POISON IVY karaoke l OHSO SOCIAL DJs 8pm ) REGULARS KARAOKE 7 nights a week with drag hosts every night.30pm Aky 10pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS l BAR REVENGE Wheel of Fortune l LEGENDS BAR Pre-Fusion 7pm Pop!Candy: DJ Claire Fuller 11pm La Rue: host Drag With No Name + 16 top Karaoke: Harry or Lou Bag 8pm l BULLDOG Poptastic: DJ Lee 10pm acts 3. POISON IVY. cocktail or beer while you take in the sun on the terrace.30pm l PARIS HOUSE live jazz 4pm. PARIS HOUSE + QUEENS ARMS JULY LISTINGS OHSO SOCIAL ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Fri is DIRTY SUNSET DISCO (DSD) with guest DJs Zach Burns (4).U. TC’s CABARET at 9. ) Thur is l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.30pm 9. Check www. sandwiched between the iconic Brighton Pier and the fairground carousel. www.30pm l ENVY Studio 150: student night 10pm l LEGENDS BAR Miss Jason’s Monday 5pm l CHARLES ST cabaret: La Voix 7. free entry.com ) OPEN daily from 12pm.30pm l BRIGHTON SAUNA Naked Day 12pm MONDAY 21 l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Fusion: l SUBLINE Men’s Room: DJ Screwpulous l BAR REVENGE Quiz with Liz 8. ) REGULARS Sat DJs spin pop tunes at 8pm.com/dirtysunsetdisco and www.30pm N.30pm.30pm. www.30pm: Dave Lynn (6).ohsobrighton. ) OPEN daily from 9am.co.30pm Redfurn (13). ) REGULARS Thur is free LIVE MUSIC at 8pm: Remi Harris (3). Grant Knowles. Rose Garden (10). ) FOOD Breakfasts served daily 9am–12pm. Hifi Sean (18).uk POISON IVY ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Wed is Stephanie Starlet’s AMATEUR STRIP NIGHT with karaoke & £100 cash prize at 8pm. Enjoy a coffee. ) OPEN daily from 12pm. 3am.E. underwear party 9pm l REVENGE Naughty Pop: DJs Trick & Dana l THREE JOLLY BUTCHERS live jazz 4pm 11pm l ZONE cabaret 6pm PARIS HOUSE ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Sun (13) is BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS with live music from Fleur de Paris.D. TC's ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Every Wed is CABARET with Miss Jason as you’ve never JOYFUL NOISE with DJ Kenny at 9pm. ) FOOD platter of French food to share & large carafe of wine £15. ) OPEN daily from 11am. Topsie Trick 10. 2 and 3.com for the DSD Pride parties on Aug 1.30pm l BULLDOG DJ Grant & karaoke 10pm DJ Peter Castle 11pm 9pm l CAMELFORD ARMS Bear Bash & Raffle l BULLDOG Marcia’s Glitter Ball 10pm l BULLDOG DJ V John 10pm. Leeroy 9pm l DR BRIGHTONS Sexy Sat: DJ Tony B l BAR REVENGE acoustic music l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.30pm l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@REVENGE Lil Alex. Baga l REVENGE Shameless: DJs Lee Harris & Joyful Noise: DJ Kenny 9pm Chips (24) and Pam Catz (31). Entry £2 b4 11pm/£3 after.facebook.30pm.30pm l POISON IVY cabaret: Saucy Sophie l MARINE TAVERN Nat’s Quiz 9pm l POISON IVY karaoke 5.44 GSCENE OUT & ABOUT PICS FROM OHSO SOCIAL. seen her before. Area Code 273 QUEENS ARMS (10) and Nuit de Chanson & Fleur de Paris (17). Premier dining experience on Brighton beach seafront.dirtysunsetdisco.30pm 4.parishousebrighton. karaoke l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.


30pm. ) Sun is HIGHER. buy a drink and get discounted entry into the club on Fri & Sat before midnight. or £5/£4. Sat (19) is Official ) FOOD free pizza on Sun.30pm l ZONE Betty Swollocks’ karaoke 8.30pm Amateur Strip Night 8pm Brogan 8pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret: Miss Jason l FUNKYFISH CLUB Strictly Fri: DJ Aky l SUBLINE Fag Machine: alt night 9pm l BAR 7@CRAWLEY DJ Waynsey Topsey Redfurn 10pm Rudeboy 6pm 10pm l BAR REVENGE DJ Fifilicious 9pm . cabaret: l REVENGE The Powder Room: DJ l BAR REVENGE Crash: DJ Dana 7pm 9pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Ice: DJ l CHARLES ST Mad Cow’s Tea Party: Ms Miss Jason midnight Fifilicious & drag/cabaret acts on level 2. ) Fri is SHAMELESS on level 1 with DJs Trick and & urban at 9pm. free b4 12am with mashed-up house (25).99 & a bottle of on the sun terrace with DJs Chris Barker & Queen Josephine at 5pm. SHAKEDOWN After-Party. Discounted entry passes from Bar Revenge or www. ) DRINK DEALS bottles of Fosters & shots from £1.50 b4 12am & Jagerbombs £2.30pm Hirst 9. select drinks £1. ) www.50 all night on Sat.50 on Thur inc double vodka & mixer. ) Mon is the QUIZ WITH LIZ big prizes DJ Fifilicious & friends hip hop/r&b/garage. regular entry applies. karaoke l DR BRIGHTONS Funky Fri: DJ Nick l ZONE live music: Back Beat 9. ) Thur is FOMO (fear of missing out) hot DJs & music. Shameless v Doggy Style with DJ Alex Baker mashed-up pop (11). tunes 9pm l POISON IVY cabaret: Baga Chipz Claire Fuller 11pm 1 10. select drinks £1. ) Wed is CRASH with DJ Dana chart £5/£4. from £1.revenge.49 Sat & Sun. All drink £1 entry passes on Tue. theme nights on level 2: Fri (11) DOGGY STYLE with QUEENS with LouBag & Smithy at 7. £4 house wine £7.99 on Tue. faves/alternative anthems at 7pm. winners.30pm l BULLDOG DJ Marcia 10pm. double-up for £1 on all main-line spirits. KARAOKE with Harry or Lou Bag at 8pm. ) Sat is the Sweet Revenge warm-up with DJ Fifilicious chart Facebook guestlist. Queen l A-BAR Sat Sessions: DJ Grant Knowles l POISON IVY Stephanie Starlet’s FRIDAY 25 Josephine & David Ethics + guest Chris 9pm l BAR 7@CRAWLEY DJ Michael G & l A-BAR cabaret: Misty Lee 9.50. £1 entry per person.30pm l A-BAR open mic: Mark Hodge 8.30pm Thur. ) OPEN daily from 12pm. at 9pm.99 on Mon. ) OPEN 11pm Tue.30pm with Drag With No Name & cash prizes l SUBLINE Leathered 9pm l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@OHSO SATURDAY 26 9pm SOCIAL DJs Chris Barker.30pm l CHARLES ST The Quiz With No Name l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. £5 after. at STOCK EXCHANGE with fluctuating drink prices depending on what people are buying.50 & all main-line drinks £2 on Tue. from £2. ) Tue is WHEEL OF FORTUNE cabaret acts and DJ Fifilicious indie/electro/trashglam/pop.50 online. ) DRINK DEALS BOGOF cocktails Thur–Sun 5–9pm. 10. ) Fri warm-up parties at 9pm: Shameless v The Powder Room with level 2. Fri (25) is POWDER ROOM with drag/ and rolling jackpot at 8.30pm l BAR REVENGE DJ Alex Baker 9pm l LEGENDS BAR Rewind: DJs 9pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS l POISON IVY karaoke Kelly L 9pm WEDNESDAY 23 l BULLDOG Release: DJ Grant 10pm l CAMELFORD ARMS Big Cash Quiz Fastforward: DJ Peter Castle 11pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. ) REGULARS Tue is NAUGHTY POP with DJs Trick & Dana pop from last 20 years. or £4/£3 NUS. ) Sun is ACOUSTIC SUNDAY live music at 4.30pm.30pm l REVENGE FOMO: DJs 10.50 on Thur. closes at 6am on Fri & Sat.revenge. Girls on Top DJs Lady Lola & Missy B on anthems at 9pm. £1. ) Sat is SWEET REVENGE with guest DJs: Sam DMS (5) & Zach Burns (12).co.50 all night on Fri.uk specials exclude champers & doubles (excl doubling up).uk l ROYAL OAK Davina Sparkle’s School THURSDAY 24 l BAR REVENGE FOMO warm-up: DJ Night Challenge 8. RuPaul Drag Race anthems at 9pm. Open weather depending. select drinks £1.co. £1 Gaydio v Revenge with DJ Alex Baker mashed-up house (18) and DJ Alex Baker with flyer/£2. all main-line drinks £2. double-up for on Thur. l CAMELFORD ARMS Friday Club 6pm Shameless: DJs Lee Harris & Trick on level l CHARLES ST Fruity Fri Fix: DJ Leeroy Joan Bond. Fri & Sat. £1 b4 12am with a pass. Free Revenge discount passes all main-line drinks £2.30pm. drinks drop as low as 70p on Wed b4 7pm.30pm l BRIGHTON SAUNA Naked Day 11am 9pm l SUBLINE Dirty Tackle sportskit night 9pm l BULLDOG Diva Rush: DJ Marcia 10pm 9. ) Thur (31) is the FOMO (fear of missing ) REGULARS Thur is FOMO (fear of missing out) warm-up with DJ Kelly L urban out) Pride Special with FOMO DJs on level 1. £3 b4 6pm.46 GSCENE OUT & ABOUT PICS FROM BAR REVENGE & CLUB REVENGE JULY LISTINGS BAR REVENGE REVENGE ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Thur (31) is the pre-Pride party with DJ Kelly L urban ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Fri (4) is a live PA by Sharon Needles. and regulars Alex Baker & Smith.30pm. KARAOKE Lee Harris club bangers/mash-ups. Dirty Sunset Disco Ibiza-style party. DJ Smithy pop (4). £3.50 b4 12am & Jagerbombs £2. advance tickets £12. £1 b4 12am with pass.


TC’s l ZONE cabaret 6pm Joyful Noise: DJ Kenny 9pm l POISON IVY karaoke MONDAY 28 l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.30pm l ZONE cabaret: Sally Vate 9.30pm. Tranny Rock & Roll Bingo: Sally l ZONE Betty Swollocks’ karaoke 8.30pm l ENVY Pride Unsigned: live band l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS l MARINE TAVERN Nat’s Quiz 9pm Pop!Candy: DJ Claire Fuller 11pm l POISON IVY karaoke l BEDFORD TAVERN Piano Bingo 5pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9.30pm 7.30pm Lil Alex. Sunday roasts served 12pm–till gone. ) REGULARS Sat is CABARET at 9.30pm l REVENGE Sweet Revenge: DJ Alex Baker l BULLDOG DJ Marcia’s Glitter Ball 10pm & Trick + Jonesy 10.30pm. Leeroy 9pm l POISON IVY cabaret: Davina Sparkle l DR BRIGHTONS Sexy Sat: DJ Tony B 5. underwear party 8pm l LEGENDS BAR Pre-Fusion 7pm l THREE JOLLY BUTCHERS live jazz l OHSO SOCIAL DJs 8pm 4pm l PARIS HOUSE live jazz 4pm. Krissie DuCann (19) and Cassidy Connors (26). Fri & Sat 12pm–1am. Topsie Redfurn (12).30pm Madhouse 9pm l SUBLINE Men’s Room: DJ Screwpulous l POISON IVY karaoke 9pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. DJ Lil Alex Queen Josephine 5pm 3am. free shots and the tin of baked beans at 8. ) DRINK DEALS A wide selection of local cask conditioned ales served daily. ) FOOD served by Golden Handbag-winning chefs: Mon–Fri lunch menu 12–3pm & evening menu 6–9pm.30pm.30pm Vate 8. Sun 12–10.30pm: Jennie Castell (5).E.30pm .30pm l BAR REVENGE Quiz with Liz 8. Brighton.D. Check out The Royal Oak’s spacious beer garden for some summer sunshine! l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Fusion: l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@REVENGE DJ Peter Castle 11pm Higher roof terrace party: DJs Chris Barker & l BULLDOG DJ V John 10pm.30pm l BRIGHTON SAUNA Naked Day 12pm l REVENGE Naughty Pop: DJs Trick & l BULLDOG DJ Grant & karaoke 10pm Dana 11pm l CAMELFORD ARMS Raffle 5pm l ROYAL OAK Davina Sparkle’s School l CHARLES ST cabaret: Myra Dubois Night Challenge 8. karaoke 9. l BULLDOG Reggae: DJ Micklos 10pm Karaoke Queens: LouBag & Smithy 7.30pm.30pm TUESDAY 29 SUNDAY 27 l BAR REVENGE Wheel of Fortune l BAR 7@CRAWLEY karaoke 6pm Karaoke: Harry or Lou Bag 8pm l BAR REVENGE acoustic music 4. ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Tue is now Davina Sparkle’s SCHOOL NIGHT CHALLENGE with cabaret. Grant Knowles.30pm l FUNKYFISH CLUB Old School Sat: DJ l SUBLINE Come in Your Pants: DJ Aky 10pm N. 46 St James’ Street. ) OPEN Mon–Thur 12–11pm.48 GSCENE OUT & ABOUT PICS FROM ROYAL OAK JULY LISTINGS ROYAL OAK Church Street has moved to The Royal Oak.U.30pm l ENVY Studio 150: student night 10pm l ROYAL OAK cabaret: Cassidy Connors l LEGENDS BAR Miss Jason’s Monday 9.30pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. karaoke 10pm l LEGENDS BAR cabaret: Dave Lynn l CHARLES ST The Boys In The Bar: DJs 3.30pm.


free entry in sportswear. Smithy & Missy B on level 1. Cosmic. Guy Williams. l CHARLES ST Quiz With No Name with 9. Sally Vate (12 & 26) and served from 1pm. Collusion (19). Freemasons. Lee floor party. Thur. ) www. Claire Fuller & Harris. SOCIAL Pride Party Hollywood. Kelly L & Fifilicious + Pride WEDNESDAY 30 Village Street Party outside bar SOCIAL Pride Party l A-BAR open mic: Mark Hodge 8. cheap drinks on Sat. Alex Baker. Wed & Thur.50 GSCENE OUT & ABOUT PICS FROM SUBLINE + ZONE BAR JULY LISTINGS l FUNKYFISH CLUB Pre-Pride Party: DJs SUBLINE level 1.30pm.30pm Rainbow Fund & Macmillan Fundraiser l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS After l DR BRIGHTONS Pride Recovery Reflex: l BAR REVENGE Pride Crash: DJ Dana 8pm l ENVY Mad Cow’s Tea Party 2-Floor Pre- Pride Terrace Party: DJs Peter Castle. l BAR REVENGE Girls on Top Pride Party: Grant Knowles & Leeroy 3pm l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@OHSO l DR BRIGHTONS Big Gay Pub Quiz: DJs Dana. Lil’ Alex in the club + hostess Ms l CHARLES ST Fierce Pride 2-Floor l GLORY GLORY@CONCORDE 2 Pride l BRIGHTON SAUNA Naked Day 11am Joan Bond 8pm l POISON IVY cabaret: Pam Catz Special: DJs Lil Alex. Steve Lush. l BULLDOG Diva Rush: DJ Marcia 10pm Knowles in room 1.30pm. Claire Fuller.sublinebrighton. Steve Mac.30pm. Fri & Sat from 9pm. Lil’ Alex in the club + Nick Hirst 9pm hostess Ms Joan Bond 8pm l ENVY Rugger Club 10pm ZONE BAR THREE JOLLY BUTCHERS ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Fri (11) is CABARET with Miss Jason at 9.30pm ) REGULARS Fri (11) is DRY CLEAN ONLY. Miss Penny 11pm William Belli: doors 7pm. Alpha. ) Sun is CABARET at 6pm..com SATURDAY 2 AUG l CHARLES ST Apres Pride: DJs Lil’ Alex. Private function room available for ) DRINK DEALS all day and night every Mon.3jollybutchers. Mr l REVENGE FOMO Pride Special: regular SOCIAL Pride Party Haywood. DJs Peter Castle. free entry. Ash Huntington. wear a suit or formal wear for free entry. Out With a Bang 8pm Floor Pre-Pride Special: DJs Leeroy & Ruby l DR BRIGHTONS Pre-Pride Party: DJ Roo in the bar.com ) OPEN daily from 10am. two burger meals £15.30pm Pete Wiggs.. l METROSEXUAL@BOUTIQUE Pride FRIDAY 1 AUG DJ Ali in room 2 9pm Party: DJs 10pm THURSDAY 31 l FUNKYFISH CLUB Pride: Keep it l QUEEN’S ARMS Pride Street Party l BAR REVENGE Pre-Pride Girls on Top l REVENGE The Powder Room presents l BAR REVENGE Pride warm-up: DJ Takeover: DJs Trish & Fifi 9pm Coming & Dance On 6pm. Andy Mac. Lee Harris. Claire Fuller & Ben Castle l CHARLES ST Pre-Pride Fruity Fri Fix: DJ Claire Fuller & Ben Castle 7pm Room William After-Party: DJ Fifilicious on l CAMELFORD ARMS Big Cash Quiz l QUEEN’S ARMS Pride Street Party level 2 10pm Leeroy 9pm l REVENGE Pride Terrace Party: DJs Mikee l SUBLINE Pride Fetish Tea Dance: 9pm l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@OHSO l CHARLES ST Mad Cow’s Tea Party 2. Leeroy & Grant Festival: DJs Darren Emerson. Sunday roast (25). Mick l DR BRIGHTONS Pre-Pride drinks 9am. Crush 11pm DJs Peter Castle. Dave Lynn (18) and Back Beat ) FOOD served from 12–3pm & 6–9pm. Mat Playford. Drag With No Name & cash prizes 9pm l POISON IVY Stephanie Starlet’s Fuller. or £3/£5. Ben Castle l FUNKYFISH CLUB Pride: Street Beats l BULLDOG Pride Street Party 6pm 7pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Ice: DJ Pride Special: DJs Leeroy & Ruby Roo in 2pm Claire Fuller 11pm the bar. Simon Atkinson. Neon Rave Girls l LEGENDS BAR After-Pride Terrace Party: Kelly L 9pm l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Pride Terrace Party: 2 floor party. ) DRINK DEALS selected drinks £3 on Wed for members.E.D. The Powder l BULLDOG Release: DJ Grant 10pm Castle. ) Sat ENTERTAINMENT at 9. Lee DJ Adam Rice 8pm Harris. King K on men/fetish only 4pm. l BASEMENT CLUB@LEGENDS Pride PANTS underwear party with DJ N. . Zach Burns on level 2 9pm l SUBLINE Pride: Fag Machine’s Fag Fest night with live music. SUNDAY 3 AUG l BAR REVENGE Pride Karaoke Screwpulous with free entry for members till 11pm. ) Fri is live ) REGULARS Sun is JAZZ ROAST at 4pm. ) Thur is LEATHERED with free lockers. All other Fri is STEAM with free entry before 11pm. ENTERTAINMENT at 9. ) Sat is MEN'S ROOM with DJ & Lee Harris + guest Lee Harris on level 1. 4pm.30pm: Billie May (5). ) ONE FOR THE DIARY Wed is new night FAG MACHINE an LGBTQ alternative l LEGENDS BAR Pride Terrace Party: 2 Sam DMS on level 1. DJ Ali in room 2 9pm Justin Robertson. ) OPEN from 12pm on Mon–Sat. Ben Castle 8pm l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. l BULLDOG Pride Street Party 2pm ) www. Dean Barden. karaoke l DIRTY SUNSET DISCO@OHSO l QUEEN’S ARMS cabaret 9. 20 top acts 3pm l SUBLINE Fag Machine: alt night 9pm Lil Alex. All-Stars Pride: DJs Trick. DJs Peter on Top Pride Closing Party: DJs Trick. parties. Sun from 8pm.30pm l SUBLINE Leathered 9pm Fundraiser: Lola Lasagne. 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l EDGE Pop! DJ 11pm
l BAKERS ARMS 77-79 Commercial Rd, l LONDON HOTEL Karaoke Cruising: Tammy

BH2 5RT, TEL: 01202 555506 Twinkle 9pm

East Overcliff Dr, BH1 3AF, TEL: 01202 556529 FRIDAY 4
www.cumberlandbournemouth.co.uk BOURNEMOUTH
l BRANKSOME ARMS l DYMK Drag hostess & DJ Lucinda Lashes
152-154 Commercial Road, BH2 5LU, PORTSMOUTH
TEL: 01202 292254 l HAMPSHIRE BLVD DJ till 3am
TEL: 01202 318566, www.dymk-bar.com l EDGE Get Some: DJs 10pm
Modern bar mixed-age clientele l LONDON HOTEL Fairylea: DJ Ruby Roo
DRINK PROMOS: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri all night 9pm; cabaret: Sandra 10.30pm DYMK BOURNEMOUTH
FOOD: Tue free cheese platters from 5pm
OPEN: Sun-Thur 3pm-1am; Fri & Sat 3pm-2am SATURDAY 5 l ONE FOR THE DIARY Sun (27) is SHOWSTOPPERS at 5pm, DJ and hostess
l DYMK DJs & video wall
Cassie at 9pm, then cabaret with Cassidy Connors at 10pm.
TEL: 01202 552654
l REGULARS Mon is KARAOKE QUEENS with DJ Lucinda Lashes at 9pm. l
Tue WINE CLUB, complimentary cheese platters from 5pm. l Wed DJs Ami, Jay &
29-30 The Triangle, BH2 5SE l OLD VIC DJs all night Bailey house tunes. l Thur is Miss Jason’s BONA BALLS BINGO with DJ Grace
SOUTHAMPTON Lightning, cash jackpot, free entry, 8pm. l Fri with Drag Hostess and DJ Lucinda
l EDGE The Big One: DJs 10pm
TEL: 0845 496 2934, www.2930thetriangle.com
l EASY TIGER 27 The Triangle, BH2 5SE Lashes Fri (11) is with a Rihanna & Lady Gaga tribute. l Sat DJs commercial
l LONDON HOTEL Guilty Pleasures: DJ Dazza
pop, video wall. l Sun is SUNDAY SERVICE with Lea Martin & CJ’s BROADWAY
TEL: 01202 554195, www.easytigerstore.com
l XCHANGE 4 The Triangle, BH2 5RY, 10pm
& WEST END & MUSICAL AFTERNOON at 3pm; DJ & hostess Cassie at 9pm,
TEL: 01202 294321
SUNDAY 6 CABARET 10pm: Lola Lasagne (6), Dave Lynn (13) and Pink! tribute (20).
l DYMK Sunday Service: Lea Martin & CJ l DRINK DEALS cheap drinks on Mon; Tue is wine club with complimentary cheese
l HAMPSHIRE BOULEVARD platters from 5pm; and house spirits & mixer, shots & bombs & bottles of Carlsberg
3pm; Drag DJ & hostess Cassie 9pm; cabaret:
1 Hampshire Terrace, Southsea
Lola Lasagne 10pm £1.99 all night on Wed .
l OPEN 3pm-1am Sun–Thur; 3pm–2am Fri & Sat. l www.dymk-bar.com
TEL: 2392 297509
l OLD VIC 104 St Paul’s Rd, Southsea
l HAMPSHIRE BLVD karaoke till 2am
TEL: 02392 297013, www.oldvicportsmouth.co.uk
l TROPICS SAUNA 2 Market Way, PO1 4BX
l EDGE Pounded: DJ 11pm
TEL: 02380 296100, www.tropics-sauna.com l LONDON HOTEL Mary Mac’s Sun Market SATURDAY 12 THURSDAY 17
OPEN: 7 days a week from 11am 8pm; cabaret: Mrs Moore 9.30pm BOURNEMOUTH
l DYMK Miss Jason’s Bona Balls Bingo with
SOUTHAMPTON l DYMK DJs & video wall
l ISOBAR 100c St Mary’s St
MONDAY 7 PORTSMOUTH DJ Grace Lightning 8pm
TEL: 02380 222028 l DYMK Karaoke Queens: Lucinda Lashes l OLD VIC DJs all night l HAMPSHIRE BLVD karaoke till 2am
Modern bar, decked garden l OLD VIC karaoke 8pm
l LONDON HOTEL 2 Terminus Terr, SO14 3DT
TEL: 02380 710652, www.the-london.co.uk l HAMPSHIRE BLVD DJ till 2am l LONDON HOTEL Guilty Pleasures: DJ Tiny l EDGE Pop!: DJ 11pm
Friendly bar with regular cabaret, DJs & food SOUTHAMPTON l LONDON HOTEL Karaoke Cruising: Tammy
l EDGE Pop!: DJ 11pm
OPEN: Mon-Wed 12-11pm, Thur 12-12.30am, 10pm
Twinkle 9pm
Fri & Sat 12-1.30am, Sun 12-11.30pm l TITANIC games night 6pm SUNDAY 13
FOOD: Mon-Sat 12-3pm & Sun roasts 12-3pm FRIDAY 18
l DYMK Sunday Service: Lea Martin & CJ
DRINK PROMOS: Mon-Wed all day
l TITANIC Simnel St, SO14 2BE
PORTSMOUTH l DYMK Drag hostess & DJ Lucinda Lashes
l OLD VIC Quiz 8pm
3pm; Drag DJ & hostess Cassie 9pm; cabaret:
TEL: 023 8021 1879, www.thetitanicpub.co.uk PORTSMOUTH
Dave Lynn 10pm
OPEN: daily fom 12pm SOUTHAMPTON
l EDGE video jukebox 11pm
l HAMPSHIRE BLVD karaoke till 2am
FOOD: Mon 12-3pm; Tue-Sat 12-3pm SOUTHAMPTON
& 6-8.30pm; Sunday roast 12-3pm l TITANIC Book Club & Roll Play 6.30pm l EDGE Get Some: DJs 10pm
l EDGE Compton Walk, SO14 0BH l LONDON HOTEL Fairylea: DJ Ruby Roo
l EDGE Pounded: DJ 11pm
TEL: 02380 366163, www.theedgesouthampton.com WEDNESDAY 9 l LONDON HOTEL Mary Mac’s Sun Market 9pm; cabaret: Tiara Thunderpussy 10.30pm
Club with 2 floors & 3 bars BOURNEMOUTH
l PINK BROADWAY SAUNA 797/80 East St l DYMK DJs Ami, Jay & Bailey
8pm; cabaret: Wilma Fingerdoo 9.30pm
TEL: 02380 238804, www.pink-broadway.com PORTSMOUTH MONDAY 14 BOURNEMOUTH
l OLD VIC NUS night 7pm BOURNEMOUTH l DYMK DJs & video wall
SOUTHAMPTON l DYMK Karaoke Queens: Lucinda Lashes 9pm PORTSMOUTH
TUESDAY 1 l EDGE Bar 150: DJs & karaoke 10pm l HAMPSHIRE BLVD DJ till 3am
l OLD VIC DJs all night
l EDGE The Big One: DJs 10pm
l EDGE Mates Rates: video jukebox 11pm l DYMK Miss Jason’s Bona Balls Bingo with l TITANIC games night 6pm l LONDON HOTEL Guilty Pleasures: DJ
l TITANIC Book Club & Roll Play 6.30pm DJ Grace Lightning 8pm Lucinda Lashes 10pm
WEDNESDAY 2 l HAMPSHIRE BLVD karaoke till 2am
l OLD VIC karaoke 8pm SUNDAY 20
l EDGE Pop!: DJ 11pm l DYMK Sunday Service: Lea Martin & CJ
PORTSMOUTH l EDGE video jukebox 11pm
l OLD VIC NUS night 7pm l LONDON HOTEL Karaoke Cruising: Tammy l TITANIC Book Club & Roll Play 6.30pm 3pm; Drag DJ & hostess Cassie 9pm; cabaret:
SOUTHAMPTON Twinkle 9pm Pink! tribute 10pm
l EDGE Bar 150: DJs & karaoke 10pm WEDNESDAY 16 PORTSMOUTH
l TITANIC Trantastic 7pm FRIDAY 11 BOURNEMOUTH l HAMPSHIRE BLVD karaoke till 2am
THURSDAY 3 l DYMK Rihanna & Lady Gaga tribute l EDGE Pounded: DJ 11pm
l LONDON HOTEL Mary Mac’s Sun Market
l DYMK Miss Jason’s Bona Balls Bingo with l HAMPSHIRE BLVD DJ till 3am SOUTHAMPTON 8pm; cabaret: Davina Sparkle 9.30pm
DJ Grace Lightning 8pm SOUTHAMPTON l EDGE Bar 150: DJs & karaoke 10pm
l HAMPSHIRE BLVD karaoke till 2am l LONDON HOTEL Fairylea: DJ Ruby Roo BOURNEMOUTH
l OLD VIC karaoke 8pm 9pm; cabaret: La Voix 10.30pm l DYMK Karaoke Queens: Lucinda Lashes 9pm


l ONE FOR THE DIARY Fri (11) is FAIRYLEA with DJ Ruby Roo joined by
Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist La Voix at 10.30pm.
l REGULARS Mary Mac’s new SUNDAY SERVICE is at 8pm, followed by
CABARET at 9.30pm: Mrs Moore (6), Wilma Fingerdoo (13), Davina Sparkle
(20) and Miss Jason (27). l Thur is KARAOKE CRUISING with Tammy
Twinkle at 9pm. l Fri is FAIRYLEA with DJ Ruby Roo at 9pm, CABARET
10.30pm: Sandra (4), Tiara Thunderpussy (18) and Sam Solace (25). l Sat
is GUILTY PLEASURES with DJs at 8.30pm: Dazza (5), Tiny (12), Lucinda
Lashes (19) and Neil Sackley with vocalist JP Christian (26).
l FOOD traditional pub food Mon–Sat 12–3pm; Sunday lunch served 12–3pm.
l DRINK DEALS 20% discount on all drinks Mon–Wed.
l OPEN daily from 12pm. l www.the-london.co.uk

l HAMPSHIRE BLVD DJ till 2am Sackley & vocalist JP Christian 10pm
l EDGE Pop!: DJ 11pm SUNDAY 27
l TITANIC games night 6pm BOURNEMOUTH
l DYMK Showstoppers 5pm; Drag DJ &
TUESDAY 22 Cassie 9pm; cabaret: Cassidy Connors 10pm
l OLD VIC Quiz 8pm l HAMPSHIRE BLVD karaoke till 2am
l EDGE video jukebox 11pm l EDGE Pounded: DJ 11pm
l TITANIC Book Club & Roll Play 6.30pm l LONDON HOTEL Mary Mac’s Sun Market
8pm; cabaret: Miss Jason 9.30pm
l DYMK DJs Ami, Jay & Bailey BOURNEMOUTH
PORTSMOUTH l DYMK Karaoke Queens: Lucinda Lashes
l OLD VIC NUS night 7pm 9pm
l EDGE Bar 150: DJs & karaoke 10pm l HAMPSHIRE BLVD DJ till 2am
THURSDAY 24 l EDGE Pop!: DJ 11pm
BOURNEMOUTH l TITANIC games night 6pm
l DYMK Miss Jason’s Bona Balls Bingo with
DJ Grace Lightning 8pm TUESDAY 29
l HAMPSHIRE BLVD karaoke till 2am l OLD VIC Quiz 8pm
SOUTHAMPTON l EDGE video jukebox 11pm
l EDGE Pop!: DJ 11pm l TITANIC Book Club & Roll Play 6.30pm
l LONDON HOTEL Karaoke Cruising: Tammy
Twinkle 9pm WEDNESDAY 29
FRIDAY 25 l DYMK DJs Ami, Jay & Bailey
l DYMK Drag hostess & DJ Lucinda Lashes l OLD VIC NUS night 7pm
l HAMPSHIRE BLVD DJ till 3am l EDGE Bar 150: DJs & karaoke 10pm
l EDGE Get Some: DJs 10pm THURSDAY 30
9pm; cabaret: Sam Solace 10.30pm l DYMK Miss Jason’s Bona Balls Bingo with
DJ Grace Lightning 8pm
l DYMK DJs & video wall l OLD VIC karaoke 8pm
l HAMPSHIRE BLVD DJ till 3am l EDGE Pop!: DJ 11pm
l OLD VIC DJs all night l LONDON HOTEL Karaoke Cruising: Tammy
l EDGE The Big One: DJs 10pm



ALBUMS Kaden & Popof
on Cocoon, and
July is always about the build-up. the slo-baked
Brighton Pride is on its way and grooves of Late
we are getting very, very excited. Night Tales
But whilst the deadlines and the presents Bill
glitter and the sequins beckon we Brewster: Nightshift on Late
need a little sound distraction. Night Tales. Each will enhance
your summer loving and are
) Firstly two worthy of your hard earned.
Chris Coco
offerings. Well ) Get your ears round the genre-
it’s summer and busting free spirited wonder that
you can’t be all is Digitaria’s Night Falls Again on
Balearic without Hot Creations. It’s certain to
some Coco. Gecko Beach Club become your favourite addiction.
Formentera: Volume Three, ) As is Sankeys 20th DJ PROFILE
compiled and mixed by Chris Coco Anniversary album by Darius
and Danny O, takes you right back Syrossian on This month Queenie catches up with the fabulous DJ duo Maze & Masters
to the best beaches on the planet, Sankeys Music. and hears all about the busy summer ahead…
whilst Coco, Steel & Lovebomb’s A blueprint for
Where do you DJ? Beyond & Gravity at Fire club weekly; XOYO on July
The Chillout Album on Melodica any house
18 & Aug 8; London Pride closing party at Orange on June 28; Secret
Records reminds compilation
Garden Party, July 25; Girlie Circuit, Aug 13; Kuala Lumpur tour with
you why this that’s to come,
Fierce Angels in August and Bestival on Sept 8. Brighton Pride: Wild
genre can be the this live adventure is sublime. And
Fruit Big Top, then Coalition, Beyond at The Haunt; Sunday the Fruity
enlightener it is. if, by first listen, you aren’t
crew’s Sunday party!
Class Coco stuff. smitten by Darius’ remix of Green
Again. Velvet’s Bigger Than Prince we’ll DJing style? We push a bumping deep tech house vibe, always with a
be worried about you. Seriously hint of original grooves inspired by classic 12” house and garage history.
) Keeping it horizontal and worried. Enjoy.
glorious is Sunset Hours at All time fave song? Red Carpet’s Alright. We were in the Wild Fruit Tent,
Marini’s On 57 - compiled by Jose Catch Wildblood & Queenie at Pride 2009 when Dulcie Danger dropped it. An epic moment. Dulcie and
Padilla on Secret Life Records. DSD, DSD Higher, Wild Fruit Alright are very inspirational, Bryony even has the lyrics tattooed on her!
Ibiza is calling you. Pride Tent, Sunday Sundae,
Tune that always fills your dancefloor? Verity: MK Burning (original
Calabash, HAW and Striking a
) Also vying for your wiggle Brighton Pose at Jubilee Library.
vibe mix). It never fails, never gets old. Bryony: Silicone Soul Right On
attention is the sonic house of (vocal remix) guaranteed to send any dancefloor into a nostalgic spin.
Cocoon Ibiza, mixed by Mathias
Ultimate dream gig? Bryony: Panorama Bar in Berlin – the music is
unbelievable and the crowd are in a different world. Verity: I feel lucky
as we have gigs now and say 'wow that was the best gig ever'! Any place
there’s a perfect balance of love, sweat, tears and an epic soundsystem.
Tune you wish you’d never played? Bryony: I once dropped the Glee
version of Don’t Stop Believing. There was a fair amount of tequila and
peer pressure involved and I publically apologised the day after!
Q&W’S JOYOUS JULY ONES Guilty pleasure? Verity: Bryony likes to drop a diva tune when you least
expect it, she’s the master of ‘one more song’ that’s my (not!) guilty
) LA FLEUR Stella (Arms Around EP) Watergate
pleasure! Bryony: I almost got in trouble for M People’s One Night in
Just house of the finest nature, this will add quality to your days.
Heaven at a night in Vauxhall until they saw everyone singing along! Ha!
) HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR I Try To Talk To You Moshi Moshi
Stunning track, stunning rework, stunning vocals. You know the score. Your best ever gig? No brainer. Brighton Pride – Wild Fruit Tent!
) GREEN VELVET Bigger Than Prince (Darius Syrossian Rmx) Circus
We have three words for you Darius – release this now!
) DOWNTOWN PARTY NETWORK Disco Ball Drama Futureboogie
Sweet slo-mo grooves to get your juices flowing. ) PATRICK TOPPING Forget Hot Creation
) MK Always (MK Area 10 Remix) Defected / MOS ) REDONDO & FERRICK DAWN Love Too Deep (Original) White
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) LUKE SOLOMON The Acid Games (Stop The Riot EP) Classic ) NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURS Reach For Me PMR
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) BENEDETTO & Farina ft Jaw Your Smile Leftroom Ltd
A slice of twisted but most seductive deeply dishy house music.
) SKMK What a Night Lost My Dog
) RICK SANDERS Friends (Dub) Smiley Fingers
Deep and jackin’ house to make you move.
) COPY PASTE SOUL Cant Take It From Me 2 Swords ) NASSER BAKER Falling (Original) Objektivity
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) BILLIE RAY MARTIN After All (Mijk van Dijk mix) Disco Activisto ) SHONKY Cluborama Freak ‘n’ Chic
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With the defeat of the assassin. ) Based on both the comics and the Lego Batman toy line. The game leaps off the screen with Batman discovers secret rooms hidden amazing visuals based on designs from within every building funded by the hit show and features stunning Bruce’s own great-grandfather. celebrates his 75th anniversary. With so many twists. turns and revelations ) Notable mentions: Injustice (PS3/Xbox 360). Following Bruce dynamic duo and battle through many Wayne’s announcement that he will varied levels. each ending in a reshape Gotham. Cassandra Rocksteady Studios) it is still Cain (the third Batgirl) and a new Batman costume.60 GSCENE GEEK COMICS SCENE BY CRAIG STORRIE This year the greatest super hero. the US government during the game. The Riddler and The Talon. Keep actually found no humour in. So let’s delve into the GAMES past and explore some of the greatest stories from the DC archives to feature Since first gracing our computer screens back in 1986 with isometric the Batman! action game Batman. Quite simply they are some of the and Jim Gordon work with other greatest super hero video games ever made. he savagely beats him with Batmobile chasing down bikers and a crowbar to near death and then blows up both him and his mother heavily armed vans. Arkham City is arguably heroes to return order to the city. which is NIGHT OF THE OWLS released on all next gen consoles and PC this October. . Batman spares the Talon’s life and declares war on the complete some levels. your eyes out for the latest. Gotham’s criminals and super villains carve up the city into ARKHAM SERIES (Various Systems) different districts and rule their ) There isn’t much else I can say about this amazing series that territories how they see fit. tracking down his long defeating the villainous Red Triangle lost mother to Ethiopia. game in the series Arkham Knight. The storyline is notable for the series not developed by introducing Harley Quinn. The death of Robin features excellent graphics. Bruce keeps Jason’s costume in the Batcave as a LEGO BATMAN 1 & 2 (Various Systems) constant reminder to never let something like this happen again. and possibly the final. the series is family fun at its best mostly down to the ability to play the NO MAN’S LAND game co-operatively: more so the second game as most of the Justice ) After Gotham is devastated by a League and their respective villains are controllable at some point huge earthquake. Two-Face. The Lego Batman series is notable for many first in declares Gotham a No Man’s Land by the Lego franchise. the Dark Knight. the mysterious Court memorable face-off with one of the of Owls sentence Wayne to death major villains from the series such as despatching their assassin known as The Joker. Due to the dwindling law open world exploration and a fully voiced cast. and the best in the series and whilst after many months and interference Origins isn’t quite as good as the from Lex Luthor the US Government other games (which could be due finally reverses the No Man’s Land to the fact it is the only game in order. After handing Jason over to the Joker. sees you suit up as the he knew on its head. The ability to use various gadgets deadly rematch with The Talon in the helps to add a detective twist to the game as well as using them to Courts lair. The game also includes a giving him medical supplies which he uses to make his deadly laughing level where you take control of the gas. It also saw the head and shoulders above most death of Gordon’s wife Sarah by the Joker. She has been blackmailed by the Joker into Circus Gang. the Dark Knight has been in many video games. enforcement. After a sound and diverse level design. the Court awakens all of their past Talons and releases them on Gotham that very night to utterly destroy the Batman. The game with a time bomb and both die of their injuries. In response. Court. Published in 1988 the battle your way through several levels storyline sees the second Robin. Batman Returns is a probably the worst experience he has scrolling fighting game not unlike the Final Fight and Streets of Rage had to go through since the death of series. Jason Todd. The Adventures of Batman & Robin. Luckily teenager Tim you feel like you are making your way through the actual film. sound sent Batman into a dark spiral treating villains more violently than and controls and has a fantastic dark atmosphere that really makes usual and even punching Superman in the face. Batman Begins the Night of the Owls is a fantastic event worthy to stand as one of the (PS2/Xbox) and DC Online (PC/PS3/PS4) best storylines in the past decade. vowing he will hunt them down. something the villains super hero games out there. Catwoman.

Shaves Wood Lane. Haslemere (gin & vodka) and sodas cost around £17. Hidden in the list of burgers ) Even in mid-April I managed three excursions into the country. And the verdict? Eating off wood means no heat retention.95 on a locally sourced Sussex. My choice of dessert. still reasonable. Burgers (seven of them) plus two special burgers. tomato.co. Surrey & Kent produce and less on the organic quiet Good Friday included a stylish front? I’m curious we’re not told from whence the coastal cows come! pear. GSCENE 61 COME DINE stomach! It’s early days. a traditional bowl of chilli con I will go back under the veil of darkness in the hope that the evening carne with rice (£9.is this pretentious or precious? I’m facility. So for a three course deal with a bottle of wine the cost runs out around £30 a head. however. The Glass House is a glorious escape to the country and a positive delight. The two Tenterden (beer). followed by clientele are more numerous and less discerning than this one. even though several WITH MORHAM BY MORHAM WHITE glance at the street menu. I personally commend supporting local the three new sun canopies. beyond which lie the woodland setting and the sorbet was. but I question the daytime footfall with nigh on 50% students. desserts. dry-cured honey glazed streaky warm indoors. chocolate was fine.uk restricted. (dollops regular prices. though a rhubarb & ginger cheesecake (£5. sides. access for the disabled is a challenge.95) and a coffee (£1. with little to no taste and the medium grey-brown pattie is just so bland. dill pickles & salad (£9. the latter so much cheaper when done on a full . THE GLASS HOUSE Coggings & Co had been open but a few days and already reviewed. tennis courts. just 7 minutes with no bun option (I assume no tomato. The beef with its new restaurant The Glass House at Wickwoods. quite the best I’ve had in ages. the real unsure. done out with stone detailing. too subtle. I kept it simple with a 6oz beef burger. with the sun out. coffees and teas. three scoops of Downsview icecream Gone is the patio for non-members without the ballroom. milk shakes. elegantly styled space with glazed roof. which has had a unspecified). north of Dyke Road. post-tennis and pre-supermarket shop. as a seriously keen price. There’s also a spiced on Heart FM. A bottle of Pinot Grigio and two Bolney (cider) and Ringmer (icecream).95) with the triple-cooked chips (in my choice of beef dripping as opposed to the organic vegetable oil). Harvey’s rarebit. are indeed stupendous.50) is clever. though Outside there’s an extended patio with a handful of tables edging into superbly creamy. For those who listen to local radio.50). but anyone with a larger appetite may be disappointed. the fayre has become more mainstream but it’s there’s no double stack! The kids’ menu (£6. English mustard mayonnaise and three Sussex summer but I’m assuming from the details there’s an air-conditioning and six (of 10) organic wines . hence Wickwoods Country Club. but what’s going to work here? I arrive at lunchtime. with produce coming from Horam (Hank’s beef). farms and vineyards. In these early spring days. it’s already The menu refers to coastal cheddar. at more a main dish (size of burger unspecified) and an icecream cone. The menu is simple. still an interesting menu with the food beautifully presented. For me a simply well benefit from a fuller explanation. stilton and walnut salad and But going down this road needs more attention to detail and might a pork steak with sauté potatoes and red cabbage. A destination with a statement. is a chargrilled free range chicken breast (as opposed to the kids’ eating outdoors on each occasion. The space is sunny and bright and the street easily viewed. so best not to dawdle. I ponder whether the “sell” should be more about course special for £11. Albourne. What is required with this history one wonders. All burgers are cooked medium. honeycomb light on crunch. you may have heard the latest adverts for a Country Club cauliflower and sweetcorn fritter as the sole veggie option. BN6 9DY my visit. The change however is in the setting. presented on a wood platter with mayonnaise on the side with a tinny of chips. prepared dish of fresh asparagus (£8). simple yet completely satisfying. chargrilled free range chicken burger). with a drink. COGGINGS & CO 87–93 Dyke Road.wickwoods. a real disappointment for someone who prefers some external crunch with a bleeding heart! The chips. saves you a ride from the A27. Now an (£4. for me. BN1 3JE • 01273 220220 • www. Far from the hectic hubbub of urban Brighton. For me. I don’t get the equation of (non-organic) burger with a joy is to sit outside under one of preponderance of organic wine. mayonnaise. but I’m the only visitor. but • 01273 857567 • www.com ) With the demise of the former Blenio Restaurant at Seven Dials my recollection was of a pleasant but rather culinarily bland destination.coggingsandco. however. I worry just how hot it will be at the height of the bacon.95). and raspberry the manicured lawns. The salad is variegated dressed leaves. mayo or pickle). serious makeover. With six or so steps to get in. Always one of my favourites for full pound.75) all it may be too high risk a strategy to take a vegetarian! enjoyed for over two hours while sitting in the sun watching the world go by.

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Pythagoras and Elvis. What Would Beyoncé Do? that she is the secret love child of Designers. Limited House of Hoye. so naturally. quarterly. live PAs from QBoy. ZOE LYONS fragility of friendship. survival. EMPORIUM incarceration. trials testing music from Jonwayne Connolly. of attention spans. Foxed Up Vintage. and a witch who.uk/brighton identity. Raymondo is a raw. Gardner St. art. they try It utilises Ellie’s skills in immersive HipGuest. Chick Atkinson. HAVE A WORD Webb. MARLBOROUGH THEATRE trying to discover how and why plus unique collection sourced from the Sussex Beacon charity shop 4 Princes St. visual imagery Supporting Brighton Pride and the Sussex Beacon this will be a great such as Flu Camp are marketed to and music to examine current way to kick-start Pride weekend as well as raising funds. Rosie Wilby. resilience. variety show this desperately glitzy number continually reinvents itself MILK PRESENTS Simone Marie Butler. dramatic shorts that we can all roving eye. examining how nurture new and exciting talent. Deliciously theatrical feat that wears high- RACHAEL CLERKE funny and bittersweet.com/charitycabaret the project. botox for bladder problems… Claire Parker. desire. July's line up: headliner Sara Pascoe (Stand up performance lecture that delves into the personal-political debate of a country on the edge of a for the Week and Live at the Apollo) decision. happiness ) TRANSFORMING STORIES: A and life itself. They signed up for ) Brighton Pride Cabaret trials testing gastro-enteritis. opiods for heroin addiction and Judy Theobald. Expect rousing speeches. belonging and machismo. Lee and hosted by Annabel The story of brothers. marketplace www. Two hilarious. escape. to your heart. to sell them.. Becca and Louise undertake to ‘The King’ by playing with nine THE BASEMENT drug trial work as r&d for the show numbers that fascinated Sir Isaac Argus Lofts. Doors 7pm. I’d Like To Tell You About This by .concorde2. of narcissism. INTO THE WOODS fundraiser (Sat 26). the kindness ) CLEAVEDON ROAD (Wed 23 & ) INTO THE WOODS (Tue 1–Sat of others. Tickets: £12 in advance. The ) SHOW OFF (Wed 16). www. presenters Stephanie Starlet and Julie Graham.. and Love. www. Since then she has been Bailey. Affy Go Bang and Josh The Barber. atmospheric live score of ups. hand-crafted animation and friends and new party through the tacky politics. night. www. Brighton delusional beliefs occur. performances by Cabaret Boheme. of making money. Cakes and others tbc. plus Tom Webb ‘The masterful Tom bicycles dressed as horses. It’s the summer of 1985 and Madonna and the Beatnik for Guy and his circle the world is generation are thrust together in a about to change forever.ly/1hXJia. VG ) RAYMONDO (Sat 5 & Sun 6). Famously thought to be raps? They're all here in Stephen tender lyrical narrative that will worlds apart maybe gay men and Sondheim and James Lapine's sear through your defences straight gay women have more in common magical fairy tale blend.com gained huge recognition in the UK ) ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? ) HAVE A WORD WITH FASHION and US with her smash sell out (Thu 17). Figs in employs gay actors and writers at unique. loops and keyboard. Pharmaceutical trials theatre. comedy and asthma and flu. Brighton-based Wigs' show delves deep into our the beginning of their careers to entertainment & arts event hosted digital existence. 7–11pm) with X3 show.facebook. Kevin heels a size too small and Elyot’s comedy captures the sunglasses a size too big. London Temime join Lisa on the sofa. £10 concessions.. a Prince Charming with a guitars. Ellie Stamp was told (Thur 31. 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Pink Marra(me) and Alison Pilkington summer term in the early 1930s Martini. chosen by the exhibition’s curator Sanna Moore. is widely passionate Finnish tango to the recognised as Ireland’s leading 20th drunken tale of the best salsa century and contemporary gallery. Jobim. safety and secrecy. Teacher.co. From an which was founded by gallery director outsiders. on the Sussex Downs near Lewes. and dancer in Brighton.30pm) at Brighton. which is a ) ANOTHER COUNTRY (Mon 7–Sat McQuillen-Wright. performance and moved into Furlongs. showcases the exceptional breadth of artistic talent on our doorstep.from Rye to Brighton & Hove. Weaving Edward Bawden. a large scale exhibition bringing catching visuals and tips for together the wide range of work by the influential and inspirational making fun stuff out of rubbish. Barnett Freedman and Percy Horton. (Sat 5.hillsborofineart. Jim Croce. reputation around the world. . 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George Gershwin’s live in 2010) in cinemas during July. as well as an Sarasate and Lutoslawski. There are Roberts (piano) in a recital (7. Ravel. Perhaps given the . and Bavouzet and the BRODSKY QUARTET BBC Philharmonic. comments and events: to be gained from listening to forgotten until it was published in nicks-classical- these rich and varied concertos 1968.co. played here with he’s showed beyond a shadow of a by Copland. But spark. BBC Philharmonic. classicism. before a very slow. the Brodsky’s playing throughout has a NOTES BY NICK BOSTON laid back. The five unaccompanied chorus too) makes Kodaly. like a chocolate dessert. variations. 96. are wonderful performances. Jean. the first movement. and the Brodskys give reveals that in the 1990s he Regular readers will know that he them great character and intensity. which disc ends with a rather beautiful Uckfield Picture House. the Brodskys’ cool and precise approach.check cinemas including a notoriously difficult cadenza in Quartet gets an airing. but has a captivating. the shortest work. The miss an element of drive and Third Concerto is probably the best energy in the last movement of the ) I’ve been following the known and most often performed.uk disappointed. to his weightier. 11. which benefit from his treat of him performing the Ravel However. The Concertos were written ‘The American’ is the obvious ST LUKE’S CHURCH by Prokofiev to be performed by starting place. for Barber’s (1910-1981) String www. languid warmth. late Two Pieces by Aaron Copland Fri 18) of music including Mozart. a brightly rhythmic great sensitivity. by Dave Brubeck Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. with its famous ) Natasha Holmes (cello) and for Paul Wittgenstein. physiotherapy over two years that particular is proving to be a Overall. he just mean French repertoire. and the interest over the last few years. which in the first movement. Trinity DON GIOVANI Bavouzet makes sound effortless. I have to once again Bavouzet dashes off His complete Ravel and Debussy pathos. Regret. The Piano Concerto in G major with the arrangement here is faithful to the Fourth Concerto is a tricky work. The outer movements of confess here to a personal aversion with aplomb. the (1920-2012).uk back to back – you won’t be it from a mere novelty to a rather Email: nbclassical@hotmail. and a harmony exercise for his teacher. interesting companions. and performed with great but it has a beautifully affecting Brighton Festival this year. The Brodskys’ take here lifts notes. and the Duke’s at Komedia in Brighton. slow movement. arranged especially Ritz Digital and Connaught in Intermezzo follows with its dark for the Brodsky Quartet by the Worthing for details. from composers including after Prokofiev’s death. Their performance communicate well. So perhaps the Fourth stretched almost to the limits of hear live – the risks the Brodskys has particular resonance for him. Op. gem. GSCENE 65 CLASSICAL choice of repertoire here. full of sadness was only through extensive Sonatas. with (1898-1937) Lullaby for String Finlay and Kate Royal (from Sun 6) . is part way through two major The closing Regret by Brubeck is affecting his right hand.stlukesconcerts. their laid back spirited ride to the finish. but Prokofiev packs Paul Cassidy (viola) and CINEMA energy and spark into its three Jacqueline Thomas (cello) of short sections. slow movement has suitable enchanting confection. The Second Copland’s Hoe-Down from the ) You can see Glyndebourne’s production of Don Giovanni (filmed Concerto in contrast is the longest ballet Rodeo. Tempos are on the slow side (particularly in the Adagio of the Barber). I would say these are his ability in the right hand was landmark set. However. Brighton himself. But the Brodsky Quartet Vaughan Williams. and their The final Fifth Concerto is full of weight. performances that I would love to restored. These rather louche feel to it.30pm. Bloch and works amply demonstrate the sense too. rather pulls focus from the immediate and engaging style sarcasm and modernism. the Barber have a taut intensity. The First Concerto is (1900-1990). In a programme doubt that French pianist doesn’t Rondino. ‘Soviet’ style. suffered with functional dystonia. and it cycles of Haydn and Beethoven an emotional piece. which he composed Quartet.co. to Copland’s Rodeo. but their Adagio. live performance. from fill out the disk with some (violin) is accompanied by Roland youthful excitement. Prokofiev includes a tender of the Gershwin Lullaby is again listening. convincing. with a touching sensitivity to the themes Efflam Bavouzet with great real crowd-pleasing finale. Schumann. but on repeated here. they bring a recordings of French pianist.uk left hand only. at just over 15 arrangement by husband and wife minutes. the piece was Reviews. and the Haydn cycle in in its falling chromatic lines. And Samuel Queen’s Park Road. not collapsing under its own take with tempi.blogspot. Philharmonia Orchestra in the original. Yet he shows real sets were revelatory – and award. So it will come as no great Chandos CHAN10802(2) surprise that his latest set of the five Prokofiev Piano Concertos. and is another barnstormer. Ani Batikian changes in Prokofiev’s style. which I find restraint in the middle movement’s winning too. is also a real Dvořák’s String Quartet Op.

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July 8 at 7pm. Hove. I decided I wanted to be “The stereotype of a Samaritan as a white. Abby is 25 and was the youngest volunteer to for the community and it’s opened my eyes to There is something to suit everybody and you join Brighton & Hove District Samaritans aged different aspects of life that I was previously will be made to feel welcome.30am. branch. Ten-percent of calls to Samaritans twinset and pearls couldn’t be further from purpose within a great organisation. .samaritans. They diverse organisation that makes a difference policy of being non-judgmental is integral have a diverse group of volunteers at the in other people’s lives. The training that you recruit more volunteers from the LGBT years: “I looked into volunteering and found receive as a volunteer for Samaritans is second community. It’s brilliant to get up in the information events at the branch are: day of the year. No assumptions are Brighton & Hove branch and are keen to made about sexuality whether you’re a Peter is 40 and has been volunteering for two volunteer or a caller. take a of being non-judgmental ensures this. the next Samaritans is available round the clock. that Samaritans as an organisation was very to none. new self. Samaritans is an organisation that’s well respected because of its professionalism and particularly valuable for the LGBT community because of its non-judgmental. change your views and be part of a yourself. Twenty-six percent of gay or is commonly sited as a high risk group. Being a they’re in great distress. Talking to somebody who was vision that fewer people die by suicide. training process where you’ll learn about sexuality. I’ve noticed that my communication skills have improved and I’m less shocked by situations than before. As a by men are related to sexual orientation. Samaritans is an inclusive organisation for ) Saturday.org years: “When I joined Samaritans I thought I Rd. every extra meaning. Newtown ) Email: jo@samaritans. the essential nature loneliness and feelings of isolation (2012-13). non-judgmental and not related to my family minute. recruitment and community outreach. I think being non- judgmental has helped with this.samaritans. many consider ending middle aged heterosexual woman wearing a volunteer has given me a sense of value and their lives. Diversity is very important.” brighton-hove-and-district ) Tel: 1850 609 090 (Republic Of Ireland) ) Local contact: 01273 772277 or visit ) Text: 07725 909 090 Daniel is 36 and has been volunteering for six their branch at Dubarry House. Henry is 40 and has been volunteering for two years: “I chose Samaritans because a number of work colleagues had committed suicide and I SAMARITANS Samaritans’ volunteers are ordinary people saw how difficult it can be to go on living without support. When I bisexual woman living in Brighton it’s given me of gay men tried to take their own life.org/branches/samaritans. it’ll give you new www. “Training opportunities with Samaritans are excellent.” within the organisation. They provide a safe place for morning and do something so worthwhile. Once a other Samaritans. give risk and you’ll encounter a very supportive community and around any issue regarding it a go. I really enjoy years: “I chose Samaritans because I’ve been a last year. bisexual men and women talked about “If you’re thinking about volunteering come Sexuality doesn’t matter. able to offer that back to other people. along to one of our information events. At Samaritans we’re difficult and emotionally painful situations with in the Government Suicide Prevention Strategy very supportive of the LGBT community which my friends and family. If Samaritans are wholly supportive of the LGBT you’re thinking of becoming a volunteer. Personally.org for your nearest was a good listener but listening is a skill that Rd) open daily 10am-10pm. which supports the Samaritans’ being part of the organisation and meeting caller in the past. ) Tuesday. anyone struggling to cope.” ) Samaritans’ volunteers in Brighton & Hove needs to be mindfully taught and their Lyn is 41 and has been volunteering for three answered a staggering 55. about volunteering do it. Being part of Samaritans’ volunteer community is great and my life has taken on If you’re interested in volunteering. July 19 at 10. As a volunteer I training opportunities including leadership feel that I’m doing something very beneficial training. 3% the truth. As a gay man living in Brighton I really like the aspect of confidentiality that Samaritans offer because I know that being open about your sexuality is difficult. 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mentioning the invaluable contribution made by volunteers. Gary Pargeter. “Our first five years have flown by! Starting up a new organisation. and the need for good social support. and we hope that everyone enjoyed sharing time with us. the importance of community. continually improving and becoming sustainable is all made easier and more enjoyable through the support we’ve received from the wider community.org . The contribution made by our volunteers in every aspect of our work is amazing. Around 120 friends. committed and fantastic group. said: “We all had a great day celebrating with our friends and supporters.000 hours of time.900 hours of community event support and fundraising. Over five years our volunteer team has given 25.lunchpositive. Qukulele and The Rainbow Chorus gave uplifting and fun musical performances and everyone joined together to share a hot and cold buffet. supporters. Thank you to all of them. remaining authentic. Volunteer Project Manager. Our volunteers truly are a special. GSCENE 67 LUNCH POSITIVE The Big Lunch birthday celebration is a huge success! Lunch Positive celebrated their 5th birthday last month with a community lunch at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church. “Lunch Positive is provided entirely by volunteers. supporters. colleagues and people from other HIV and LGBT groups and organisations.” For more information about Lunch Positive: www. and undertaken 1. It was great to see friends old and new. members and volunteers joined in the festivities. It means a lot to us that such a wide range of people came along and joined in. delivered 256 lunch sessions. all prepared by Lunch Positive volunteers. and everyone who supports what we do. The Mayor and Mayoress of Brighton & Hove each gave a short speech. hard-working.

who despite an beauty of the mixed-gender presentation of this character is that some uncomfortable awareness of her masculine silhouette. As a consequence. sparking jewellery and balanced on six inches of She wasn’t alone. Joey Patulka. but despite their shared experience of what Tom described representatives from the Russian Government are almost fair game. Handsome. desire to live a life that’s full. well that time supplements and hours hash-tagging the wink ‘FitFam’ to hang out with has passed. A statement for tolerance and acceptance. we have to know. more than a bird with a beard or a bloke in a frock. international Conchita. On that mid-May Saturday evening. and I intend this to be a respectful comment. Even before Conchita–Tom held aloft the Eurovision trophy and announced to an http://conchitawurst. and as a choice of flower print from home stores or a shapeless market-tent. A conventional. Everybody should live their lifes [sic] however they want.a gender-less community. think not did more in one weekend to of our safely attractive Conchita. previous contender for Austrian Eurovision representation in 2012. Waking in the And we didn’t spend thousands of pounds on personal trainers. from making the Brown and her boys. In an on-stage evening gown. THE SEQUINED COAT TAILS OF it's about the human being. real name Tom Neuwirth. in his teenage years.’ She. act as if Conchita’s website explains: Because of the discrimination against Tom you're free. complete with a full nine-o- to enter into twittered spats with the ignorant. Eva f**k-out!” into the public domain and in the Sunday morning shadow of Longoria. I guess. toe. nay offensive appreciation of an eclectic. but the male from East Street really freaks me out. what you did to me. thanks to the combined school years positively inspire European LGBTQ of genetics. clear of skin “Okay keyboard warrior” she tweeted in response to my online challenge and groomed of beard. there’s no shared history here. Are you Arthur or Martha. just a Hobson’s following an appearance on an Austrian talent show in 2011. By the time Conchita took the Eurovision crown on May 10 Tom her’im. judo and rugby training sits uncomfortably wide of thigh and butch of shoulder. I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN BY CRAIG HANLON-SMITH However. mixed black or mixed white. whose finances cannot stretch to a wish for in 40 times the period” natural human hair-piece and so the strawy polyester make-do hair-did sits atop her masculine forehead too small or too large. complete with hirsute trimmings. as long as nobody else gets hurt or is restricted in ACCEPTABLE TRANS*. have a habit of closeting away. no-one could have witnessed.. as the discrimination of his teenage years the gays don’t want her. Cheryl Cole and Enrique Iglesias. it of course does. but she was the one clock shadow of tightly cropped facial hair. whilst Tommy-Chi may not intend for his appearance to matter. rubble. A cracking figure from tip to Conchita’s Eurovision triumph this was too much too soon to ignore. friend or foe. as a How quickly we forget. Conchita’s website goes on to say of herself: It‘s not about appearances. the young boy born in Gmunden. in short – he’s a looker. And so go about your business. that doesn’t take much at the moment and else to go. Austria. the tweeted “is that person who won Eurovision a girl or a boy?” Does it commercial beauty with a left of centre twist. he created Conchita. is a pretty boy. Conchita’s human message @craigscontinuum . gorgeous .” Of course. is beautiful. just some inappropriately made comparisons to Mrs the length of international public interest and back.68 GSCENE CRAIG’S THOUGHTS had connected with hundreds of thousands (or however many really or reasonably vote for the Eurovision prize) and in the performance of Rise Like a Phoenix this connection transcended gender and the narrow limitations that even those of us who consider ourselves liberal and LET’S FACE IT! open.” came the response. their own way of life. already familiar with some TV audiences in Europe bridesmaids’ couture for once John now Jeannette. Radio 2 playlist to the open condemnation of Russian politicians. some saw a novelty act a slightly overweight navvy in Marks & Spencers’ hold-ups and size drag queen named Conchita sing out a message of diversity and twelve flats. him. No Conchita-Tom. Position yourself on a barstool next to the girl next door she-male who. Not nearly so aggressive but no less contentious was expensive (if a little bridesmaid) couture. Ali Zuckowski. she resembles a picture perfect combination of Terry Hatcher. manicured nails. Rise like a phoenix? Neuwirth’s self-nominated bearded lady creation had become so much Honey. And we safely whisper to our gaggle of friends ‘that she- progress wrapped up in a Celine-style torch song power-ballad. Julian Maas. And so to the delightful young lady who tweeted to all who would “Conchita-Tom or Tommy-Chi listen: “this she-male from Eurovision freaks me the f**k-out!”. neighbours say we’re trouble. youthful. I am well aware that I should know better than stunner. we’ve had AIDS and even that doesn’t unite us anymore.com/about/biography/ Rise Like a Phoenix: Words audience of millions that this night is dedicated to “anyone who & music by Charlie Mason. of her narrow. cosmetic. What is certain is that Conchita-Tom or Tommy-Chi did more in one weekend to positively inspire European LGBTQ communities than Stonewall could wish for in 40 times the period. sh-heheshe. drag for pay or surgically altered forever? And before the editor’s postbag erupts with an enraged from Eastbourne I am well aware that Conchita Wurst. The diamanté delicate choker which achieves almost that and those fat gardener’s fingers that swallow the wine glass with each choreographed sip. OR: MAN. believes in a future of peace and freedom”.. The ‘bearded lady’ from Austria had run being worth it. which may or may not be who had thrown her initial “this she-male from Eurovision freaks me the fake. Whose fire-engine red press-ons only draw communities than Stonewall could attention to the builder’s forearm. “I just have to know. matter? “Not really. Tom Neuwirth. The Bearded Lady. perseveres with a saw Tom Neuwirth. is more drag than transgendered and if we get down to the nuts and bolts – a boy. Not that I care. statement. Think of the she-male who wanders into the gay bar for there’s nowhere although let’s face it. began some months ago to attract a much wider audience in the run up An absence of Desperate Housewives’ glamour that is total despite to the events in Copenhagen. walking over glass.

fictions and news are essential ingredients but it is also. most I think it might be time for LGBs and the Ts to go our separate ways. To make it perfectly clear: I'm not saying that this was resumed.it's an important part of my life and him to get out of earshot I wondered if this WhenI or Weneye something that is patently not a problem. for that you need real Not due to transphobia . possibly. This instantly puts me at a belonged to an obscure racial or religious group or had some rare remove from transsexuals who consider their condition a medical ophthalmic problem. the second the decree nisi drops onto our respective doormats. facts. with the added bonus that. simply because funniest reach a larger audience. Activism and conversation of drink and. gossip. However. Namely. for example. During the few seconds it took for I’m happy with my sexuality .but due to an experiential chasm. food. I support transsexual rights but believe that the differences between loving someone of your own sex and feeling that ”Don’t invite him to join us. feminism. the battles they have to face. GSCENE 65 DUNCAN’S COHEN’S DOMAIN BY DUNCAN STEWART CAUSE BY JOHN COHEN TWO’S COMPANY THREE’S A CROWD ON THE ROCKS On a warm evening towards the end of last summer I was sitting As a gay man I support equality for women as. Humour. who gets the Breaking Bad box set. one that quite often needs to be corrected through surgery made clear when conversation and hormones. Skype and Facetime have transsexual entails. Even avoided any When-I-istic if it's just the experience of walking hand-in-hand with their partner behaviour we probably knew down the street. But I'm afraid I find it hard to get into than most of our closer friends. One of the great benefits the City the authors say 'some trans* respondents voiced concerns of retirement is the rediscovery of a proper lunch. Given that some LGBs don't even know what being conversation largely to those areas. wit. Similarly. “Like a lot of gay men I use the Once a month I enjoy a dinner with a group of between six and 14 term LGBT but without consciously doctors and as the number round the table increases groups of about four emerge and only the loudest. he’s a bloody Wen-I” said my new friend you're born in the wrong body are far too great for genuine group who suddenly took an intense interest in the label on our bottle cohesion. it seems that many won't have any insight into enhanced conversation with visual contact but in my opinion they trans* lives which can lead to some transsexuals feeling marginalised. At the other end of the scale you the condition is so far from my have a speaker/audience scenario. most transsexuals do. simply because the condition is so far from my experience or frame of “One of the great benefits reference. and maybe even get on So. eaten a few tapas and to some extent. restaurants charge much less at lunchtime than they do in the Perhaps what's needed is an amicable divorce. resources and give moral and practical support. or are at least able to relate to each other. This encounter started me thinking about what factors contribute to having satisfying conversations. way. But all was problem. more lunches for two! better. Between us we drank a bottle of to LGBT. . no fighting over evening for the same meal.though this certainly exists in the LGB proximity and visible body language. of a proper lunch” But the gulf between loving someone of your own sex and suffering from what is essentially a debilitating physical condition is perhaps too large for the majority to understand the minority. to be able to enjoy a leisurely midday meal is a revelation. as my title implies. I can imagine. And we'll stay in touch. should share spaces. of retirement is the rediscovery I think the LGB community should help the transsexual community. the head space of.”. Like a lot of gay men I use the term 'LGBT' but without consciously thinking about the Ts. it’s not that we discuss secret topics but we know the subject came up at least one professed ignorance of what the term each other’s interests and sense of humour and so navigate the 'transsexual' meant. if it were suggested that a 'W' be added had first met earlier in the day. In fact we'll possibly see more of each other. I hope. lodged under your jaw. It's probably best if members of a group have a commonality of By the time we had polished off experience. most gay men don't feel that they suffer you a question and everything he from a 'condition' that needs treating. women's experiences. saying that this lunchtime being a brief period in the working day during which you sometimes entailed a certain level of invisibility…' As a marriage I'm try to write and eat the sandwich in your other hand with a phone not sure it's working out. fail to create a true sense of intimacy. really. I'd say that while we should certainly help the cause of locally made wine affectionately referred to as ‘The Red Infuriator’. In Dr Kath There now comes the important addition to my concept of an idyllic Browne and Leela Bakshi's Ordinary In Brighton?: LGBT. leaving me to fend off the intruder with a brief wave followed by rapid withdrawal of eye contact. or being denounced as suffering from a moral more about each other’s histories sickness by religious bigots. community . most self-confident and the thinking about the Ts. roughly. On. I'm pointing out an boring bastards who never asks important difference. “He’s one of those means transsexuals are in some way inferior. are just Our conversation stopped when my companion spotted coming too different for them to be linked to the LGBT cause in a meaningful towards us a man I knew only by sight. says starts with “When I …. about numbers. our bottle. a man who was born in a woman's body or to understand what he must go through on a daily basis. if you eat out. So. would the rest outside a bar in the square of a Spanish village talking to a man I of the community. a monthly basis I have lunch with my brother which is experience or frame of reference” always a delight and we have quite a different conversation to the one we would have had if we had been joined by our partners or a I was recently at a focus group of about a dozen gay men and when couple of friends. After years of about inclusion of trans* under the banner of 'LGBT'. the sort of struggles lesbians must go through.

The one remaining right is that we can identifying teenagers (for the time being) were asked for their be judgmental and laugh it off. I’m sure most of these badly-formed students who are rich enough to leave their motherland for a cheap English education are in for a rude awakening. religions and political doctrines. British PURE FILTH! working class culture whose parents never read a book and a place where a hippy told me not to say the ‘N’ word when I was fifteen. its’ sworn sister. the parent cultures embedded identities in political doctrine and the church . Let me explain. Some friends of mine just love waking up in their own vomit after being dragged. I come from a good. slurry still seeps. where the homophobic Why didn’t I think of that? Because maybe we are of the same filth. I I think the most fascinating theory. When it comes to issues of contracting HIV from phones and toilet HOMONORMATIVITY seats actions speak louder than words. cultures. sometimes prize and again and who can deny what is to them. is not a mutable platform for the degenerates and there is no way we can bend – whether the Nazis are pounding at the door or not. And let’s face it Diana kissing the AIDS patient did more for the love and care of the ‘soon to CHARLIE BAUER PhD be dead’ than any of Thatcher and Saatchi’s AIDS campaigns ever did. “When everyone realised it’s white. even when HIV didn’t have a name. Any studies around this are moot.70 GSCENE CHARLIE SAYS After all. male. I’m sure. religions and political have missed the modernist boat of social reform. I know groups of gay men who pay reactions if they had to borrow a phone from a gay man and they said handsomely for some of the ’filth’ that we are supposed to do to each they’d rather wipe their arse with it. And? Then some Hispanic other. Gay men will can gather in between bumps of K. is that a few spotty straight always think that. cleanse themselves when they were in any contact with a homosexual. front to back. the reference for which I’ve got lied myself though one degree and bought my PhD online from the written on a post-it near the cat tray and can’t be arsed to get. I’ve snogged all of my positive IS A VIRUS SAYS friends.Homosexuals ain’t the problem. societies of central Africa with western strangulation of expensive According to research somewhere in Eastern England last month (or medication. To suggest that we can change decries the fact that all those queers killed in the Holocaust had some form of choice in the matter. they’re the bankers aren’t they?) and replacing it with homonormativity. I’m not at all knowledgeable in any of this. Filth.grouped together to knock those assholes down. sometimes drug-fuelled top. what’s all this about using wet wipes on homos? Agh. bankers are. Yet another ‘homophobic’ doctrine tossed at parents who cultures. They chose to wipe. wiped away. Because. “These messages are still Then Polish students were offered the same and. doctrines. No social meaning involved. I still have a problem with Latin cultures and the proliferation of anti. in the same circumstances. like my the governments that feed them too. most primitive Hang on. we accept it. is that University of Throckmorton. They had no thoughts about social complexities and homophobia. Twitter: @charliebauerphd . as Lola once said. Nothing else. These messages are still sent through idiot parents. face down out of Legends at 3am. Here we have spelt out what homophobia isn’t.have influenced their own children’s fear of the queer. Losing that deep entrenched primitivism is bloody hard work. Texas (best $300 I’ve ever spent). unconscious homo existence. And some of them don’t even wash students were asked would they rather accept a pencil or a wet wipe their hands afterwards before calling for pizza. we love it. Ditto the above but with the political ataxia of communism sent through idiot parents. I will not take any of this seriously. everyone else . straight men that have screwed up the planet. It’s still about getting rid of essentialism within political doctrines and religions spewed from the primitive masses and the conservative men (hang on. the heterosexually defined needed to the dying. ‘that’s just how we are’. As Bifuria D’sconza recently said.despite any homophobic slurry still seeps” heteronormativity or homophobia thrown in . like homosexuality. solid. And almost the same but northern white-trash Catholics. firstly. It’s not about gender policing or anything else. What I gay men are collectively thinking we’re all a bit ikky. My parents were Sista . parents. they have no choice but to use the same equipment as the month before sometime). Metastasizing through the rhetoric of their leaders into the ears of children. White. their identity? How many times have I ended up in a piss club and sobered up with the texts from friends the next day calling me all the dirty scrubbers under the sun. where the It seems pretty inconclusive on a conscious level. closeted priests to underpaid and overworked parents. they assumed that their kids were straight because they’d never met anyone gay. thrown in.faggots gay sentiment through the Christian scriptures handed down by the and clown faces too . Probably this is why their children are choosing a British education in the first place. We don’t scorn ‘filth’. such important part of winner in local macramé contests. I thought everyone knew that. They go back again As a sometimes fellator. I know it. How many times have I just laughed at such filth and got on with my daily. In the so-called. they thanked God daily that both school and the church Where you been livin?” (which were commingled) existed so that they could get the kids off their hands and earn some money to feed the little sods.

She continued her work protecting and serving the gay community in this way until the age of 85. It is no surprise that we find her outside the infamous ‘Stonewall’ bar in the summer of 1969 on the night that would make history. Storme’s protective streak was already evident as she patrolled the city’s gay village with a cut-throat razor secreted in her sock. she was no stranger to a struggle. The bouncer was a formidable old butch called Storme. only to be caught by his jacket. but as a mixed-race. It seems the last years of her life had been difficult. The scuffle that ensued bloomed into the first ever mass queer fight- back. When a cop approached assuming she was male and shouted “Move faggot!” she resisted. Storme DeLarverie has been called the Rosa Parks of the gay community and in these divisive frightening times it’s good to remember the far-reaching and indomitable spirit of one very pissed off drag king. then hit and kicked by three policemen. an uprising. When I visited New York in the late nineties I went to a lesbian bar called Henrietta Hudson’s. This is viewed as one of the most defining moments of the Stonewall riots. when he shoved her… she punched him so hard she drew blood. slammed on the pavement. GSCENE 71 NETTY’S QUEENIE’S WORLD STRIP SERVICE BY QUEEN JOSEPHINE STORMY WEATHER Storme DeLarverie died in May. . Storme watched as cops arrested and paraded patrons from the bar. She was 93. A week before her death in May this year I read she was in a home suffering from dementia. In the 1950s. Born in New Orleans in 1920 to a black mother and white father.” Her favourite song was Kermit the Frog’s It Ain’t Easy Being Green transposing the word ‘green’ for ‘gay’. Storme learnt to handle a life of adversity with flourish and aplomb. As she says “It was a rebellion. A few close friends were there for her at the end. She was one of those people who seem to be ‘born kicking’. a civil rights disobedience. She recognised one boy who broke free. declaring “Somebody has to care. That’s a rendition I’d like to have seen. I had no idea who she was. Hers is not a name which trips easily off the tongue like Peter Tatchell or Harvey Milk. Storme saw red. She dedicated her time to performing in benefits for battered women and children. cross-dressing lesbian activist. They regularly performed to mixed-race audiences at the famous Apollo in Harlem. but Storme (pronounced Stormy as in the weather) was a real trail-blazer for LGBT people. Storme became a drag king (as you do) and headed a troupe of 25 travelling drag queens called The Jewel Box. but I wouldn’t have crossed her. the patron saint of lost causes. In the following decades her part in the uprising was largely overlooked because of she never sought the limelight “It’s nobody’s business!” she’d bark. literally kick-starting the LGBT civil rights movement. She wore a medallion of St Jude. it wasn’t no damn riot!” That night at 2am.

He BARBIE WORLD literally let out a little squeal. The Hulk and Captain America were on It is not a rare sight in our house to see a pink Barbie Beetle car bedding. Last Christmas it all became very clear to us what toy Bradley would have been happier getting. they haven’t had any fights. her and wants to copy her but the times when he is in his zone of sheer joy is when he is in his room. a spell of pink. sits next to her. Bradley often comments on the hair styles of women on TV and in magazines and always tells the girls at school that he likes their hair. He will be sat on the floor. it never ceases to often find her hanging upside down from a tree branch or bug hunting amaze me how well they get on. however he still One of the things that has always been very important to us as struggles with reading and writing and there is still a lot of work to be parents is to encourage our kids to explore the world around them. he has come on leaps and encrusted tiaras. I smiled. clothes. respect and of Barbie dolls. He reached for BY SYD SPENCER his choice and showed me. Bradley’s eyes lit up when he saw a 13 foot wall display dedicated to Barbie in many forms. MY SEVEN-YEAR OLD Kevin and I both tried to persuade him to look around the rest of the SON’S LOVE OF BARBIE shop but he was transfixed. He has Carrington Colby Dexter. That afternoon. with his ever growing collection of Barbie dolls” Within a very short space of time our little boy made it quite clear to us that he loved hair. Bradley is a very confident. the brightness of his smile beaming across bounds. shoes and compassion in each of them and through boundaries. . and he wins the heart Dynasty back in the 1980s. consequences. although dainty and gorgeous you can love each other dearly and enjoy time together. remembering my fascination with this huge smile and bright blue sparkling eyes. glammed up Barbie we knew would play with them again and again. usually Captain were! America. as Bradley found a small section on the bottom shelf dedicated to handbags. shoes and dresses. his favourite song from Frozen. His speech therapist recently told us that she has never seen everything that glittered. His eyes widened with amazement as Katy unwrapped a present to reveal a Barbie doll mermaid with long. My trail of everyone he meets. try new things and for any passions they have to be nurtured and encouraged. loving little boy who knows what he wants. plastic. From that moment on he wasn’t interested at all in any of the many hundreds of other toys in the shop. taking turns to brush its hair with the clam hairbrush provided and changing the plastic beauty’s name over and over again. T-shirts and in the toy box all ready for their new owner who whizz in-between your feet. He has a great relationship with our daughter Katy and they Katy is very much a tom boy. looking not quite so happy with a tiara on his head and clasping a purple handbag where his shield would normally be. with puberty still far away at the bottom of the garden.68 GSCENE DAD & DADDY A few friends of ours had kindly given the kids gift vouchers for a large toy shop and in the week between Christmas and New Year we took them both to spend what they had. frocks all laid out neatly in front of him as he brushes each doll’s hair. He will often be found in front of the mirror pulling his fringe. Superhero posters. driven by a gorgeous. sparkles and big hairdos had certainly been cast and had captured him. with the support now in place. moving it around and changing the style. Oh how wrong we waving at anyone who catches her eye. and felt a surge of pride inside me. love and fun I think they both now have a pretty balanced childhood. She is also a very proud Brownie. So far. “The times when he’s in his zone of sheer joy is when he is in his room. once all presents had been opened and the mountains of rubbish cleared away the kids spent hours playing with this doll. Barbies. playing with people’s hair and he especially likes a fringe. clenching his fists with joy. such a massive improvement in such a short space of time in any child she has worked with. while singing Let It Go. Bradley enough not to worry about it. Iron Man. He hungrily picked frocks and jewel- A year later. he loves brushing people’s hair. The passenger. He came to us with severe speech problems and of thought however was soon broken by another high pitched squeal delayed learning due to the neglect in his very early years. His learning at school is steady. to done in those areas. quietly to When Bradley first came to us we furnished his bedroom with them. but we will take part in these activities with his big sister because he adores know they will come and it will probably be fast and furious. The chosen Barbie had dark hair and a purple shoulder padded power suit on and looked just like Alexis Our seven-year-old son Bradley is the most gorgeous little boy. thick and luscious colour changing hair. with his ever growing collection We try as best as possible to instil a sense of kindness.

to rejoice in who we are and raise just Rory. (although of course Scrutiny and new guidance from the College of Policing and ACPO. who taught me the meaning of patience. I feel the need to come out on a regular basis. We tweet @PoliceLGBT. Joan of Arc and Wilgefortis have to be my favourites). this can be achieved. along with activism. I’m • Changes in the way we deal with hate crime. where verbal abuse or comments were made to intimidate. a trans* person who new powers raise the sentence of those convicted of crimes taught me that binary gender roles are not the only options.bilerico. Not least. like any workplace does. and why I more. I hope that you'll come and join us. This means we have talking about Johnna. and you can’t explain how you know. and like with age. And in motivated by hostility or prejudice based on someone being. USA. by family. 11 of which was brought up Jehovah's Witness so I really understand that. but some issues remain. have fun together.p Following the recommendations from the city council’s Trans Equality hp). To be told that you are one to how we treat trans* people who require to be searched or taken gender. bisexual. regardless of mirror. Boys like me can be On July 27. Two such examples are: Lancaster seminary. the wonderful trans man who lives on the grounds of issues. But it are being investigated as crimes. journeys blend into the truest measure of humanity that can be celebrated with PRIDE. Miller. With your help reporting incidents when they happen. lesbian. MCC Brighton celebrates pretty invisible. it is truth lies within you. that I’m other LGBT community members. a trans* cub who taught We’ve made some progress towards this. and you can’t explain Why is that an issue? Sadly we make assumptions based on perceived how you know then being trans* is the age and experience. Particularly in my role. GSCENE 73 BRIGHTON POLICE LGBT MCC BY REV MICHAEL HYDES LIAISON TEAM BY PC RICH BRIDGER & RORY SMITH REAL FAITH FROM BOTH SIDES In my experience 'spirituality' and 'transgender' go together like carrots As this is the trans* issue. and so much From my perspective. Three were transphobic and the can be so much more. Oh I wish my faith was as strong as Being a trans* person working for the police can have its challenges. Of course many of my friends say it doesn’t matter. and yet so often THIS MONTH’S FIGURES it has become the dogma of the strong taking advantage of the weak. I'm not talking about the rich and varied spiritual past found police are doing for trans* people in Sussex and about myself as a in the trans community (for a great spiritual trans* history see trans* person working for the police. and gender differences included. Philadelphia. Religion is supposed to be the sharing of experience. money for the Rainbow Fund. being trans* is integral to who I am. Since last autumn. to insist we fill. as a way to explain myself. leather. Together we make up a diverse as the genders we are and do everything in our power to level the community that is proud to be what it is: a vast array of human playing field to enable trans* people to thrive in society as much as expression. transgender. BN41 1AB. Max.com/2008/02/Transgender_history_trans_expression_in. to get better at recognising and highlighting transphobic incidents. or if it’s an emergency. and Brighton Reformed Church at the junction of St Aubyn’s Rd and Station Rd. us on 101. my church continue to do so today. but it is a relief to forget about it sometimes. judges have taught me how to stand up for myself. In working environments this can have an impact. The challenge is if we can get a of faith. as although I’m not a police officer. To understand that all external evidence is a lie and the benefits someone like me. Post-transition life is better. This is are. friends. pansexual. This guidance benefits all concerned. I’m talking Sussex Police has made many changes to the way it approaches trans* about Sam. This different story. If faith is that which you know when there’s no proof. sexuality offences. Some are not. I’m torn between writing about what the and peas.real faith. or every case it is trans* people who have reminded me of the true nature perceived as being transgender. there’s no proof. the youngest of transgender people. who was my spiritual guide for many years and taught me what it means to be a man of God. but know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the truth is a whether someone (prisoner or officer) has obtained a GRC. we have new guidance relating is the ultimate example of faith in action. www. so regular ‘outings’ become part of my trans* Pride. and Hove LGBT Police Team. . The Brighton Gay men's Chorus will be joining us. It can be a place where all of our harass. MCC Brighton welcomes all who wish to explore Social media should not be used for reporting incidents – please call their faith in a respectful and safe environment. that's faith . alarm or distress the aggrieved. a trans man now working as a Chaplain in Texas. I ) During May we had 16 reports of LGBT-related hate. Terri-Lee. to see that gender in the into custody. perpetrator to court and secure a conviction. It can be the sharing of life journeys in ways remainder were homophobic. CONTACT INFORMATION MCC BRIGHTON ) We both have Facebook profiles and a page – our usernames are: ) MCC Brighton meets Sundays at 6pm at the Portslade United PC Rich Bridger and LGBT Caseworker Rory Smith. ultimate example of faith in action” both to colleagues and the community. (Hebrews 11:1). in fact everyone. with a 25% rise in recorded me how to be a bear. free of the stereotype or expectations that others often try anyone else. bear. The majority of these were public order that empower us. 999. I will not be helped to shape my spiritual journey just as the transgender people in prevented from doing my job on the basis of my gender identity. It can be a celebration of all that we are. We’ll celebrate what it is to be gay. Indulge me to talk about both. (PC Bridger will give me a clip around the ear for complaining about this again) that people think I’m much younger “If faith is that which you know when than I actually am. a strong and proud trans woman who transphobic crime from last year. we make judgements based on that. I’m not talking about the transgender saints. Trans* people have reassuring to know that should I become one. Portslade. Some are proud to express a form of faith or positive measure of why it is important that we respect the rights of trans* people to live human experience. and be proud of who we do what I do. 6pm at the Brighthelm centre. then I think that being trans* • On the other end of the spectrum. We'll sing together. There are still stereotypes about what trans* people look like.

that the rates of mental illness informed therapists who treat trans* people I would receive discrimination from prisoners. independent. they are about your experiences of hormones and ‘lady boy tranny’ and other offensive depressed afterwards – it’s not helping – surgery than supporting your needs.uk and answer trans* awareness day with the wait and prove yourself and wait and be .74 GSCENE assessed over and over again and then wait some more. My mental health didn't improve overnight. It comments that I won’t publish in this article something else must be wrong”. the and wasn’t welcome at the church. MINDOUT SERVICES performance started to surface. I began to genderqueer and more – are few. There are a lot of good. by ourselves and the world. four times in the work place and never Organisations that specifically tailor their received any help from my company. in that process. a hair cut there and bingo.org. I was using mental service to be welcoming and understanding were one or two police officers who charged health services from the time I was 15. that I might be seriously one of them and we’re extremely lucky in they would say “well it’s part of the job”. would inform my colleagues for me. Brighton to have it. Some change their wardrobe. as ourselves. It's been 10 years for me and I am still MindOut provides free. I was assaulted looking at the problem the wrong way round.org. Some trans* people just change their name (some don't). both police and other custody trans* people. I emphasise not. This happened on a daily basis. I of trans* people – trans* in its broadest these prisoners but others just didn’t want to didn't know that I was transgender because I'd sense encompassing transgender. hold ourselves children who I love more than anything else did this by explaining that we don’t together. some don't. I had no one to talk to and and found a word for all the things I felt doing more harm to already vulnerable because of my shift patterns couldn’t get to about my body and my gender. I was assured I would have the I know from my own experience of being psychologist you don't know what you're company’s support and cooperation and they trans*. support groups like the Claire Project as the astonishing to me – there was something I Ed Whelan company would not let me have time off work. The message I tried to put across red tape and belittlement and endless At 40 years old I decided to transition. PCs through to the long. basically sent to Coventry long. We are clawing through awareness. so high for trans* people. But whatever the reason. is not easy. If only! It’s • Visit www. Of course these transgendered woman. for religion. or who are more curious assistants. You have to wait and • Ring us on 01273 234839 deputy chief constable took part in a question complain and wait and protest and argue and • Email info@mindout. My partner and I physics but we accept them so why can’t The trouble is. “they are even a real thing. about ‘how MY TRANSITION trans* you are’ or ‘how much of a man you are’. Transitioning itself. Those phrases are meaningless here. Everyone's journey is personal. a wonderful partner and two transgendered community. Some have this surgery or that surgery. This depressed for my whole life. a lot to lose. I have never been very a secret you could not say aloud because you My name is Regan Burree and I am a good at public speaking but I felt I had to had no language to speak it. My anxiety necessarily understand subjects like quantum levels were through the roof. I hold our families together. and – people. while recognising that split up because of the church. When I complained I found complaints about my while the right direction for many.uk trans* at Lewes HQ. I got abuse from prisoners like depressed before they transition. Some take hormones. impartial support to any LGB&T people with experience of mental health issues. counsellor or company. because they were disgusting. their hair. I know what it is like have a go to get over my fears and anxiety of things take a toll. public speaking and to spread trans* we are struggling. I found the FTM-UK website Transitioning without the right support is my company. to be seen. in the world as well as a good job. This was the first day of my I faced inappropriate questions and comments transition.mindout. But this is happens. The gender clinics are unable to provide the support that trans* people need. Her vicar said society just accept the transgender community transitioning is the best solution for the I was ‘wrong and not one of God’s children’ and the LGBT community as a whole then dysphoria trans* people experience. We’re trying to shape ourselves into who we are. Mental I was working in a custody environment. bullied or scorned. When I reported this to my supervisors consider. agender. I was the only transsexual working for Then. aged 24. medical system is failing trans* people's discrimination destroyed me and my respect Miss Regan Michaela Wynona Burree mental health. like me. This maybe it will be a better world. The effect of growing up feeling alienated from your body. hurt. “Look” they say. some don't. the process. Transitioning means different things for different people. from my colleagues about my sexuality. so after deciding to transition I had to tell the ED’S STORY health services can be problematic: every time you meet a new therapist. by chance. It’s not. There Take me as an example. I had was don’t try and understand the waiting lists whilst trying to hold down jobs. to face discrimination. MindOut is care. Sometimes this is used as evidence with respect. holding onto REGAN’S STORY LGBT liaison officer. are high. could do about it. and from working with the trans* going to get. I was isolated And transitioning takes a long time. Although community. you To contact us please: police officers about what it is like to be leave the clinic a brand new you. The system is full of holes. by them. I mean – by my colleagues. know due to being too busy or just didn’t hardly ever heard the word. I do not know why rates of mental illness are The ups and downs of transitioning. We need more. or. custody was when I was asked to talk to A snip here. But there are also therapists the majority of the discrimination came from that transitioning is not a useful approach for who question whether gender dysphoria is my colleagues. One positive aspect of my time working in Transitioning may sound like a quick process. just accept us. but some don't. and arduous.

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