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B RIGHT ON: LGBT History Month: HIV charity to serve community meal during HIV History Day

Besi Besemar January 21, 2017

As part of LGBT History Month in February, local HIV community groups and organisations will stage an HIV History Day on February 10 in the Phil Starr Pavilion on New Steine Gardens.

The event is open to the whole community, to remember how HIV has affected us and where we’re at now with the epidemic. The Phil Starr Pavilion will be open from 11am until 4pm, and people can just drop in throughout the day.

There will be information stalls and displays from local HIV community groups and organisations, the opportunity to meet people involved in running HIV groups and services, Radio Reverb HIV Happy Hour recordings, displays of local media on HIV, an HIV History Wall for people to share their stories & recollections, interesting talks, information on HIV activism, and a space to share your suggestions for future events.

Lunch Positive, the charity that provides a weekly HIV Lunch Club will be serving an all-day freshly prepared community meal and refreshments in a café area with plenty of tables and chairs. There is no charge for this meal, donations are welcome for people to ‘pay as you feel’.

The programme for the day continues to develop, and organisations involved in staging the HIV History Day include Community HIV Specialist Service, Lunch Positive, Martin Fisher Foundation, Peer Action, Radio Reverb, Sussex Beacon, THT South.

For more information on the History Day event and to post your own HIV history items, click here:

Event: HIV History Day and Community Meal from Lunch Positive

Where: Phil Starr Pavilion, New Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1PB

When: Friday, February 10

Time: 11am-4pm

The PHIL STARR PAVILION, New Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1PB provides a fully functional stage, light and sound system with heating and Licenced bar.

This ground breaking affiliation seeks to engage the city in the wide range of issues highlighted through the work of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, as well as partner/stakeholder work.

LGBT History Month is an international month-long annual observance of LGBT+History and the opportunity to commemorate and remember the bravery of those who campaigned and spoke out over the years to help us achieve the freedoms and equality we enjoy today.