What makes life ‘liveable’ for LGBTQ people in Brighton?

Besi Besemar October 23, 2014

Dr Kath Browne
Dr Kath Browne

The Liveable Lives project is led by Count Me In researcher, Dr Kath Browne at the University of Brighton.

The project explores what ‘Liveable Lives’ means to people who come under the LGBTQ grouping (including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people) and how this might be powerful in seeking positive social change for LGBTQ people beyond the equalities agenda.

Each personal perspective is vital to shaping the project findings.

Sharing your insights could mean that thinking about LGBTQ people will include understandings of people like you, and will communicate your ideas and concerns rather than trying to speak ‘for’ you as an LGBTQ person.

Join organisers on Saturday, November 22 at the first of a series of interactive workshops with LGBTQ people in India and the UK that will explore what makes our lives ‘liveable’ rather than just ‘bearable’, so that life feels like living, not just surviving.

This ground-breaking research will gather stories and experiences of everyday life as an LGBTQ person through activities like drawing a map of where your life feels more or less liveable; making a collage to visualise the challenges to living your life; or expressing your ideas through writing.

If you prefer to talk, you can join in with discussion groups, or you could do a one-to-one interview with a researcher. Also, if you’d like to stay involved in the project after the workshop, you’ll also be able to take part through your mobile phone using our quick and easy web-based app!

The workshop will be held at Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF on Saturday, November 22. You can drop in any time from 11am to 4pm, and come and go as suits you throughout the day.

There will be food and drinks available to keep you going! Take along partners, friends, and share the invite with your networks.

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Event: Liveable Lives project workshop (Brighton)

Where: Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF

When: Saturday, November 22

Time: 11am – 4pm




Dr. Kath Browne


University of Brighton