Community News

Run in Unity to benefit the LGBT Community Safety Forum

Graham Robson August 31, 2017

A group of LGBT+people from Brighton and the surrounding area have come together to run the Brighton half marathon in February 2018, to raise funds for the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (B&H LGBT CSF).

They are appealing for people to join them in this run and fundraising effort. Everyone is welcome and they will be running as a team. It’s not so much about who gets the fastest time, it is about raising as much money as possible.

For more information about the Unity Team, click here:

To make a donation to the Unity Team, click here:

The B&H LGBT CSF are an established independent LGBT forum of eight elected unpaid volunteers working with the LGBT+ Communities in Brighton & Hove, to address and improve safety and access issues throughout the city.

They undertake cultural, educational and social safety community activities and any type of LGBT+ community/inclusion and accessibility initiatives.

The B&H LGBT CSF was formed to give the community a much-needed voice on a wide range of safety issues in Brighton and Hove and act as a bridge between the various LGBT+ communities and statutory services such as the city council and Sussex police and to enable there to be more accountability and transparency of the services they provide.

It’s very much a forum where members of the public can have their say and can ask direct questions to those in charge of community safety in the city at their quarterly public meetings.

They also exist to bring together the numerous other LGBT+ groups across the city under the one umbrella of Community Safety and Inclusion.

B&H LGBT CSF currently work on issues of Community Safety, Personal Safety, LGBT Homelessness, Hate Crime, Domestic Abuse, Disability Awareness/Access, LGBT History and are instrumental in the planning and delivery of Access at Pride in Brighton & Hove, Disability Pride, The Brighton & Hove Anti Hate Crime Vigil, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and the B.Right.On Festival which celebrates LGBT History Month in February each year.

They also support the delivery of The Brighton & Hove World AIDS Day Vigil and The Brighton Bear Weekend Picnic in Dorset Gardens.

For more information about Accessibility Matters – their project working with the older, deaf and disabled communities, click here:

For more information about the B&H LGBT CSF, click here: