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BAME/PoC LGBTQ+ Network Meetup and networking group

Besi Besemar September 19, 2018

You cannot be what you cannot see!

OLIVIA King has set up a network via MeetUp to encourage people to take the first step towards finding similar voices. The Network also welcomes allies.
Olivia works in the equality sector and is a Stonewall Alumni who believes that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) or People of Colour (PoC) who are LGBT+ need to support each other and increase visibility in the wider communities.
She hopes this networking group will also enable younger LGBT+ BAME/PoC people to see that they are not alone and that there are visible role models in the local communities.
Informal gatherings take place twice a month and members are encouraged to suggest additional events. Any resources that are used are shared with all members.
The aim of the Network is to build confidence, connect and share experiences, have fun and motivate each other to do more to support the LGBT+ communities in Brighton and Hove. Events are free – you just need to purchase your own refreshments.
If you want to do along to an event you can sign up at or contact Olivia directly via
All gatherings, meetings and events are safe spaces and no one will be excluded or disrespected because of their identity or who they are. Pop along, give the group a try and make new friends!