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Older people’s group hold AGM on April 26

Besi Besemar April 10, 2019

Brighton Gems (Gay Elderly Men’s Society) the social group for gay men over 50 will hold their AGM on Friday, April 26.

FOR twenty years, Brighton Gems has provided a safe and friendly environment for gay men over fifty to meet, make friends and engage in various activities each month.

The group originally began in 1997 when the Older Lesbian and Gay Men’s Forum (OLGMF) was formed as an extension of Age Concern Brighton who felt that more work was needed to help older members of the LGBT+ communities. OLGMF later became GEMS and is now known as Brighton GEMS.

The proudest moment in their history was in 2011 when they received The Queens Award for Voluntary Services to the Community for the support they provide to older gay men

Each month the group hold a series of events including attending theatre events, going for meals, attending local LGBT+ community events and going on day-trips.

Brighton GEMS also hold two meetings a month at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church Hall on the second Monday (2.30 to 4.30pm) and final Friday (7 to 9pm) of the month..

The group always welcomes new members. If you live in Brighton and Hove or the surrounding district, free membership is easily available.

For more information about GEMS, click here:

Event: GEMS (Gay Elderly Men’s Society) AGM

Where: Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens, Brighton
When: Friday, April 26
Time: 7pm