Community News

New chair at Working to Connect

Besi Besemar August 25, 2018

Things are changing at Working to Connect (WTC), the organisation that supports and represents smaller LGBT+ and HIV groups in Brighton & Hove.

It’s time to build on all the work achieved during the last five years and to move forwards creating an even stronger voice for the many volunteer-led groups in the city who do great work in many different ways to enrich our varied LGBT+ communities.
The WTC network connects a wide range of groups and organisations who can share resources, support each others initiatives and events, offer peer support and information, represent the needs of smaller LBGT+/HIV groups to funders and decision makers and promote and advocate on equality and diversity issues. Working together they collectively have a stronger voice.
Following the AGM last month a new Committee was elected with Finola Brophy (Rainbow Chorus/Older and Out) as Chair, SJ Ramage (MCC Brighton) as Treasurer, Tyler Austen (LGBT GEEKS) as Social Media and Website Officer, Viv Woodcock-Downey (BLAGSS) as Secretary and Stephanie Scott (Brighton Bothways) assisting the Chair.
Previous Chair, Gary Pargeter (Lunch Positive), stood down and was thanked for his brilliant work establishing and leading WTC and Billie Lewis (LGBT Community Safety Forum) stood down from his sterling work as Treasurer.
Finola Brophy
Finola Brophy

Finola Brophy said: “The WTC network will grow stronger and louder with new thoughts and ideas being explored at this year’s first Network Assembly Meeting on September 8 2018, at the Somerset Centre, St James Street.”

For more information contact Working To Connect, c/o Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton NN1 3XG or view: