Dorset Gardens Methodist was the venue for Transgender Day Service of Remembrance on Sunday, November 19, hosted by Dr Kate Nambiar.
Following Kate Nambiar’s welcome, original poems were read by Seb Causton, Elly Morris and Alice Denny and community talks given by EJ Scott (Museum of Transology), Eddy from Tranformers, Tyler Austen and Elly Morris.
The Rainbow Chorus sang numbers including True Colours, Sound of Silence, Feelin Groovy and Bridge Over Troubled Water as those present placed the names of those killed in transphobic hate attacks on the sanctuary wall.
Following the closing address delivered by Rev Heather Leake Date, everyone present moved down to the first floor cafe area to share tea, coffee and enjoy the buffet prepared by Lunch Positive, the HIV lunch club.
The Convener of Brighton & Hove Greens, Cllr Phelim MacCafferty and Sgt Peter Allan the Trans Equality Advocate at Sussex Police were among officials present.