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Older and LGBTQ? You’re welcome here!

James Ledward April 28, 2019

Many older LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people find themselves having to go ‘back in the closet’ when they enter supported living arrangements like nursing homes, but one group of care homes in Brighton and Hove are making sure that this isn’t the care for their residents.

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Switchboard appoint new CEO

James Ledward March 23, 2019

Last month Switchboard announced Daniel Cheesman would be stepping down as CEO after two years in the post. Following a successful recruitment campaign Switchboard have announced that Lyndsay Macadam will be taking over as the new Chief Executive Officer later in the spring.

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B RIGHT ON LGBT+ COMMUNITY Festival returns on March 28

James Ledward February 15, 2019

B RIGHT ON LGBT+ Community Festival returns at the Phil Starr Pavilion on Victoria Gardens during March and April. Building on the success of the past two years, the B RIGHT ON On LGBT+ Community Festival will take place this year on Victoria Gardens from March 28 – April 14 on the same site occupied by the Ladyboys of Bangkok Sabai Pavilion during the annual Brighton Festival.

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Thank you from Switchboard

October 16, 2018

Switchboard would like to say thank you to the Rainbow Fund for awarding us with a grant of up to £18,500 this year at last nights Rainbow Awards (Oct 15) at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. This award will help us carry on our Rainbow Café – a service for LGBTQ people living with dementia and memory loss that opened earlier this year.  Additional funding will also see us develop a new service for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement.

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Arthur Henry Law: 21.5.1959 – 17.5.2018

James Ledward July 15, 2018

“Arthur Henry Law was a powerful presence in every group and campaign he participated in. He brought big ideas, huge amounts of energy and drive to the table…….” Dani Ahrens.

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LGBT Community Safety Forum public meeting tonight

James Ledward July 11, 2018

The Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum is a Brighton based independent group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans volunteers. They will be holding their quarterly public meeting tonight at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church in Brighton Kemptown.

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Thank you for listening….

James Ledward May 28, 2018

After 33 years of dedicated service, Switchboard’s longest serving volunteer hangs up her telephone headset. Jenny Bennett, Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard’s longest serving volunteer has called time on her listening career this month as she moves onto pastures new up North.

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New Look for Switchboard

James Ledward May 27, 2018

Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard launch their new brand and logo this month to give clarity to how they support local LGBT+ people. Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard is the city’s longest established LGBT+ organisation providing a listening ear to LGBT+ people in Brighton and Hove since 1975.

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