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PRIDE VOICES: AJ Patterson to speak this evening

Besi Besemar August 20, 2017

Village MCC Brighton and Hove host AJ Patterson this evening as part of their PRIDE VOICES series.

AJ who describes herself as “Just a girl with a story of life” is known by many for her work at the LGBT+ Community Safety Forum, and RISE who offer advice, advocacy, support and crisis accommodation for anyone (of any gender) affected by domestic abuse. Her story touches both the mind and the heart.

AJ loves music and sport, cares about social justice issues, homelessness, domestic abuse, and LGBT+ rights.

Any chance she gets to promote love and kindness- she’s there.

Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah of the Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue who describes themselves as a Trouble Making Feminist Lesbian Gender-Queer Rabbi will be speaking on Sunday August 27.

Elli has quite a story to tell about claiming a place in the world, with pride.

The Village MCC Brighton and Hove is a church that was created by LGBTQ Christians, their families, friends, and allies. It’s an MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) called to support the LGBTQ community in whatever ways it can. The Village MCC Brighton and Hove offers a safe space where anyone can feel at home, fully affirmed in their sexuality and gender identity.

Church members are active in the wider community, offering emergency aid and support to the homeless and vulnerably housed. Their minister, Rev. Michael, offers spiritual direction and pastoral care and they worship together every Sunday evening at 6 pm at Somerset Day Centre.

You are welcome to go and experience yourself the inclusive spirit of The Village MCC Brighton and Hove. Everyone is welcome, and you never know, it might be the home that’s been waiting for

Event: PRIDE VOICES with AJ Patterson

Where: Somerset Day Centre, 62 St James’s St, Brighton BN2 1PR


When: Sunday, August 20

Time: 6pm

Cost: Free event