Green Councillors yesterday attended a celebration for the Clare Project , a self supporting group based in Brighton and Hove open to anyone wishing to explore issues around gender identity.
The party is being held to mark 15 years of operation for the group, which provides training, practical help and a social space for its users, and has been instrumental in securing recent progress on trans equality issues such as the first Trans Needs Assessment and Trans Pride celebrations.
Green Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty said:
“The Clare Project is an amazing organisation which has been providing a lifeline of support to the trans community for the last 15 years. The vital work the Clare project delivers to the trans community in the city and indeed the region and the country deserves our support.
“The Clare Project is an incredibly important organisation in the city for the trans community. Volunteers such as the amazing Steph Scott at the Project were instructive in helping the City Council and others hear very clearly how the community experience life. I’ve been deeply moved by those stories and experiences of the trans community and have seen first-hand how much discrimination still exists.
“The progress made on Trans equality in recent years has been a strong achievement and one I’ve been proud to be a part of. The first Trans needs assessment shows there is still much to be done, and I will continue to support this work wholeheartedly. In order that our city can continue on the course to trans equality we will rely on the hard work of community groups such as the Clare project.
“Here’s to another 15 successful years for the Clare Project!”