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‘Accessibility Matters’ to work with The Village MCC at Brighton Pride

Besi Besemar June 29, 2017

Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (LGBT CSF) join with the Village Metropolitan Church this year to deliver some activities taking place within the Access tent/area for Accessibility Matters at Brighton Pride.

Rev Michael Hydes
Rev Michael Hydes

Free activities will include art workshops, card readings, temporary tattoos, and trained helpers if anyone needs a listening ear.

Rev Michael Hydes of the Village MCC, said: “As a church rooted in the LGBT+ communities, serving the LGBT+ communities, we call for a world where we can all live free of discrimination. We believe that if we are to empower all of our communities, and not just some of our community, that accessibility really does matter. The Village MCC is proud to be working with Accessibility Matters at Brighton Pride this year.”

Billie Lewis
Billie Lewis

Billie Lewis, Volunteer Chair of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, added: “We are delighted that The Village MCC are working with us this year at Pride. They were instrumental in the delivery of the Soul Sundays during our B.Right.On Festival at the Phil Starr Pavilion. Their experience and commitment to positive community development and cohesion is infectious and must be applauded.”

The Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (LGBT CSF) work in partnership with Brighton Pride to facilitate all aspects of accessibility at Brighton Pride on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

This will include the Access Tent and general access issues to Preston Park for the deaf, elderly and disabled communities.

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