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Mayor hosts reception for Transgender charity

Besi Besemar December 24, 2016

Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Pete West hosts a reception for The Clare Project in the Mayor’s Parlour at Brighton Town Hall on Friday, December 20 to acknowledge the group recently becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

The Clare Project is a self-supporting group based in Brighton open to anyone wishing to explore issues around gender. They run a weekly drop in for anyone struggling or questioning their gender identity.

In his opening remarks, the Mayor said one of the highlights of his year in office to date was being invited to walk at the front of the Trans Pride march in July and how proud he is to be Mayor of a city with such a fantastic and vibrant trans community.

He thanked the The Clare Project for all the work they had done over the years supporting trans people and congratulated them on recently becoming a CIO.

Dr Sam Hall

Dr Sam Hall, Chair of The Clare Project thanked the Mayor for inviting the group to the Town Hall. Before introducing the new board of trustees, he thankedĀ the project volunteers, supporters and allies and acknowledged that while it had been a difficult year for The Clare Project as they prepared to become a CIO, the organisation now had firm governance and was now ready to move forward.

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