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Rainbow Chorus Chair to speak at The Village MCC this Sunday

Besi Besemar October 25, 2017

Finola Brophy, Chair of the Rainbow Chorus will be the guest speaker at The Village Metropolitan Community Church on Sunday October 29.

Finola lives in Worthing with her partner of nearly 30 years, Liz, though she spends a lot of time and energy in Brighton committed to improving Brighton and Hove’s LGBT+ voluntary and community sector.

She identifies as many things including; lesbian, Irish, disabled, feminist, activist, socialist, atheist, cancer survivor, partner, mother, granny… and more.

She has a degree and social work qualification, and her goal is to use her skills and experience to help identify unmet needs, to redress the balance, and challenge homo/bi/transphobia.

Finola is currently on the Working To Connect management committee, Older and Out advisory group and is the Chair of The Rainbow Chorus which has doubled in size, become a registered charity and become much more inclusive under her leadership.

She is active in the development of a national and international LGBT+ choral movement and earlier this year received a Golden Handbag Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her services to the LGBT+ communities.

The Village MCC Brighton and Hove is a church created by LGBT+ christians, their families, friends, and allies, a Metropolitan Community Church called to support the LGBT+ communities in whatever ways it can offering a safe space where anyone can feel at home, fully affirmed in their sexuality and gender identity.

Church members are active in the larger community, offering emergency aid and support to the homeless and vulnerably housed.

Their minister, Rev. Michael Hydes, offers spiritual direction and pastoral care. You are welcome to join then for worship every Sunday evening.

Event: Finola Brophy: Guest speaker at The Village Metropolitan Community Church

Where: Somerset Day Centre, 62 St James’s Street, Brighton

When: Sunday, October 29

Time: 6pm

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