Community News


July 23, 2017

A huge thank you to Gscene, James Ledward, the Golden Handbag Awards and everyone who sent in a citation to nominate me for a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the LGBT+ Communities at this years Golden Handbag Show.

It was a complete surprise and I’m still overwhelmed by all the wonderful things people have said.

I am extremely honoured and humbled to receive this award though I must acknowledge all the support, creativity and teamwork from lots of others in our groups and communities – working together to create strong networks and partnerships, to improve services and to challenge prejudice and discrimination.

And I may be older and a bit creaky round the edges but this Lifetime Award won’t stop me from continuing to make Brighton and our wider communities even more inclusive and supportive of our communities.

Thanks again for my Golden Handbag!

Finola Brophy
Chair of the Rainbow Chorus