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Village MCC members raise £300 for the Peter Tatchell Foundation

Besi Besemar August 16, 2017

Members of The Village MCC Brighton and Hove (Village MCC) raised £300 for the Peter Tatchell Foundation during Brighton Pride.

Peter Tatchell and Rev Michael Hydes
Peter Tatchell and Rev Michael Hydes

Peter was the guest speaker at their annual Pride service at the Somerset Day Centre on Sunday, August 6, part of the Pride Voices series of speakers.

Peter Tatchell¬†Director of Peter Tatchell Foundation, said: “BIG thanks to the @TheVillageMCC in Brighton for the ¬£300 collection for the LGBT & human rights work of the @PT_Foundation GRATITUDE!”

Rev Michael Hydes, Senior Pastor of the Village MCC, added: ‚ÄúWe were so grateful Peter was able to attend our Pride Service. His experience in the field of Human Rights is unparalleled. ¬†The Foundation is spread incredibly thin with all the varied issues it takes on and we are honoured to be able to help in this small way.‚ÄĚ

The Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF) seeks to promote and protect the human rights of individuals, communities, and nations, in the UK and internationally, in accordance with established national and international human rights law. The Foundation is independent and non-party political.

To view a full recording of the Q&A session, click here:

The Village MCC Brighton and Hove was created by LGBTQ Christians, their families, friends, and allies. It’s a Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) called to support the LGBTQ community in whatever ways it can.

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.

The Village MCC worship together at the Somerset Day Centre in Kemptown, every Sunday evening at 6pm.

Everyone is welcome to go along and experience the inclusive spirit of The Village MCC.

For more information about The Village MCC, click here: