t @SceneLGBTQ f @Gscene.Brighton D www.scenemag.co.uk THE HEART OF LGBTQ+ LIVING MAY 2023
Out Takes, a celebration of queer cinema, at Exeter Picturehouse
Sunderland to welcome iconic Amsterdam Rainbow Dressmade of the 68 flags of nations where homosexuality is illegal
The new exhibition features portraits saluting LGBTQ+ artists on both sides of the camera. It is a celebration of the vibrant and vital contributions made to the world of cinema by LGBTQ+ artists.
Pride returned to St Andrews last month
Already photographed in locations across the world, the dress will arrive at the National Glass Centre, part of the University of Sunderland, on Tuesday, June 20.
Majority of LGBTQ+ people have ‘No religion’, Office of National Statistics confirms
St Andrews Pride brought university students and staff and the local community together to "show that LGBTQ+ people are supported and welcomed in the town and across the county".
Pink Summits campaign to increase LGBTQ+ visibility in adventure sports
The release of detailed data from the 2021 Census provides the first-ever official figures on how religion or belief, and sexuality and gender identity, intersect.
REVIEW: Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story
Pink Summits is a campaign for the sake of visibility of LGBTQ+ all over the world through climbing and queering the highest mountains.
Brian Butler finds a new Lady Di show clever, funny and tasteless
CLUBS BARS FOOD DJS
WHAT’S HOT? OUT & ABOUT
WHAT’S ON IN LGBTQ+
Gail Porter and Marc Abraham join Brighton & Hove loneliness charity
Together Co as ambassadors
Award-winning queens, Crudi Dench and Kate Butch, return to Brighton Fringe with more BITE
Together Co said: "Both Gail and Marc are advocates for improving mental health and wellbeing and work tirelessly to promote these through their own campaigning, so we are delighted to have them as part of the team."
Gay Classic Car Group: a group of LGBTQ+ members as diverse as their cars
Stakes are high in Drag Queens vs. Vampires - an outrageously camp comedy horror from the gals behind last year’s hit Brighton Fringe show Drag Queens vs. Zombies.
Mr Gay Europe 2023 to return in August
The Gay Classic Car Group presented a wide variety of motors on their stand at the NEC Classic Car and Restoration Show.
Terrence Higgins Trust launches survey on HIV discrimination
Delegates from all over Europe will meet on historical grounds when they return to Alnwick Castle and Gardens for Mr Gay Europe from 20 – 27 August 2023.
London Trans+Pride to return in July
Your answers will help inform work at Terrence Higgins Trust so the charity can push for change.
London Trans+ Pride is a response to the injustices that trans+ people face daily, all over the world.
Mind Matter variety show raises over £1,200 for Sussex mental health charity, Heads On
Perfide Albion: new exhibition at Cup of Joe to feature drawings and paintings by French artists
Heads On, the official charity for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, provides specialist mental health, learning disability and neurodevelopmental services to people living in South East England.
KAYAK launches travel hub for the LGBTQ+ community
The new LGBTQ+ travel hub is an ever growing resource of timely inspiration for those planning international and domestic getaways.
FILM REVIEW: 'In From The Side' - a rollercoaster ride from Matt Carter
Emmerdale star Alexander Lincoln plays the moody young hunk Mark, who’s trapped in an unhappy relationship with a detached, well-off businessman who is seldom at home..
Cup of Joe say: "The exhibition takes place in our cafe so do pop down for coffees, teas, cakes, brunches and more surrounded by glorious art! What’s not to like...?"
People within the LGBTQ+ community may be at a higher risk of cervical cancer due to lower screening rates, according to Live Through This - a charity that supports and advocates for LGBTQ+ people affected by cancer.
Bears at The Bully raises £144 for Sussex Beacon and Brighton Rainbow Fund
Bears at The Bully, a new monthly men-only night organised by the boys from Brighton Bear Weekend at The Bulldog, raised £144 to be split between the Sussex Beacon and the Brighton Rainbow Fund last month.
Brighton & Hove eateries raise funds for Sussex Beacon
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SPOTLIGHT ON: Darius Shu
Over £1,720 was raised at the evening, with delicious, mouth-watering arancini all round, plus some friendly gastronomic rivalry along the way.
Live Through This launches campaign to address "inequalities and misinformation around cervical screening within LGBTQ+ community".
Brian Butler interviews the master of twists and turns.
GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE
Not your ordinary day at the beach...
) Great Fort Lauderdale, renowned as Florida’s LGBTQ+ capital, is home to 38 kilometres of sparkling Atlantic coastline and eight different beach communities. With 3,000 hours of sunshine annually and an average year-round temperature of 25°C, this area is a beach lover’s paradise. All of the beaches are perfect for relaxing, soaking up the sun, swimming and water sports, and most also offer their share of exceptional hotels, shops, restaurants and entertainment. But beyond everything you’d expect from a typical day at the beach, there are also plenty of surprises. Here’s a look at a unique offering from each of these eight beaches.
Feeling adventurous? Deerfield Beach is home to Ski Rixen USA, one of the first cable waterskiing parks in the nation. An innovative pulley and cable system pulls you along the 2,700-foot oval course and lessons are available, along with the skis or wakeboard. So, if you’ve always wanted to try waterskiing or wakeboarding, this is the perfect place. No boat needed! And it’s an amazing experience for experienced skiers and wakeboarders as well.
The stand-out offering on this beach is the historic Hillsborough Lighthouse, built in 1906. Tours are offered monthly and include a scenic boat ride to get to the southern end of the peninsula. You can climb the 175 steps of the spiral staircase to reach the 138-foot top for amazing views. You can also see the memorial statue of the barefoot mailman, who walked 40 miles each week to deliver mail between Palm Beach and Miami back in the late 1800s.
While there’s much to discover in Pompano Beach, such as concerts at its 3,000-seat amphitheatre or amazing scuba diving at Shipwreck Park, perhaps this is the beach to start your journey on Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Ale Trail. Download the Visit Lauderdale Ale
Trail Passport and enjoy discounts and earn prizes. Stops in Pompano Beach include Odd Breed Wild Ales, Pompano Beach Brewing Company and 26 Degree Brewing
This walkable beach town has the feel of a seaside village but its claim to fame is that it’s only one of two beaches in the continental USA where you can snorkel and dive on a living coral reef straight off the beach (the other is Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Hollywood Beach). Just 100 yards from shore, an easy five-minute swim, a view of the reef’s astounding variety of fish and critters awaits.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
This is the area’s most famous beach with its iconic wave wall and bustling beachfront promenade. And at the corner of Sebastian Street and A1A, you’ll discover Sebastian Street Beach, named the “Hottest U.S. Gay Beach” by Out Traveler. You’re sure to encounter abundant eye candy and a lively crowd – the more the merrier!
While dining delights abound at any beach in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach is one of
the few that has dining right on the water. At the Quarterdeck Dania Beach Pier, you can enjoy a front-seat view of the ocean and the sound of the waves along with delicious seafood like smoked mahi dip and clams in garlic wine butter.
The brick-paved Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is the star here, stretching over nearly three miles from Jefferson Street to Sheridan Street, ending at Hollywood North Beach Park and offering dramatic views of the beach. Bike, stroll, jog, people-watch, dine at an outdoor café or shop at the weekend Yellow Green Farmer’s Market.
Get your perfect Instagram moment here with the Beach Ball Water Tower at the North City Beach Park, located right by those irresistible ocean breezes. And at nearby luxury shopping destinations such as Gulfstream Park, you can shop till you drop onto Hallandale Beach’s four miles of soft sand and crystal-clear water.
D Plan your holiday to Greater Fort Lauderdale at www.VisitLauderdale.com/LGBT and discover a beach playground unlike any other.
Terrence Higgins Trust launches project to preserve, archive and learn from data contained within old myHIV forum
Stephen Fry and Sandi Toksvig call for immediate legal recognition of humanist marriages in England and Wales
The myHIV forum allowed people living with HIV to talk and support one another about everything from diagnosis and medication to experiences of relationships and stigma.
PREVIEW: Queer cowboys, a Grindr musical, Eurovision and Hope Springs
Sandi Toksvig and Stephen Fry have led LGBTQ+ groups and activists in calling on the UK Government to grant legal recognition to humanist marriages in England and Wales immediately, in an open letter published last month.
Jill Gardiner, celebrated lesbian historian and poet, dies aged 63
You wait forever for one show about queer cowboys, and then along come two...
Ian Eagleton releases "inclusive and beautifully written" new book
Words by Jane Traies.
Glitter Boy is the author's debut middle grade book.
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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
Romain Berger’s provocative photography to be exhibited at the Ledward Centre
) Provocative and kitsch are two of many ways that you can describe Romain Berger’s photography. Utilising elaborate set designs and vibrant lighting, Romain plays with stereotypes of the gay male community, contrasting public image with what happens in private: “The married man who sleeps with boys, the businessman drinking his whisky in front of a naked man, denouncing patriarchy,” he explains. “In my work, it is the man who becomes the object.”
Romain lives in Rennes, a city in the west of France. He studied film, however faced difficulty finding a job in filmmaking. He bought a camera and discovered a passion for photography, realising that he could capture the stories he wanted to tell in a single frame.
About his influences, Romain says that “Since I was a teenager, I was a big fan of photographer David Lachapelle’s images, without ever knowing that he would be one of my great inspirations for the rest of my career. I also love James Bidgood, who was a pioneer of homoeroticism and who unfortunately never managed to make a living from his work. It’s also a tribute to him that I’m working hard to make it happen and change people’s minds.”
After winning a competition in May 2021, Romain’s photos were shown at the famous Schwules Museum in Berlin, the world’s first museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history. There is also a book, Life’s a Cabaret, a retrospective of his work between 2018 and 2022. His work is also published in the book SEX UTOPIA, an anthology of 70 artists from across the world.
The All You Need Is Love exhibition will be at the Ledward Centre, 14a Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE from 5pm on Monday, May 15 until Wednesday, June 21. This is the first time Romain’s work will be exhibited in Brighton.
D For more info on his work, visit: www.romainberger-photography.com
Breaking Barriers: The Embassy Model
Supporting LGBTQ+ Staff in the Middle East/North Africa region
The Ledward Centre to host three Eurovision Watch Parties
This series of events aim to start a conversation with global organisations on the importance of safety for LGBTQ+ staff in the region.
Study finds two in five LGBTQ+ sports fans made to feel unwelcome when watching sport
The Ledward Centre is hosting watch parties for the Eurovision Semi Finals, the Eurovision Grand Final, and supporting Stand For Ukraine Brighton & Hove, which is a local community group created to support the Ukrainian community of Brighton & Hove and promote Ukrainian history and culture.
SPOTLIGHT ON: Brighton Fringe: from Dutch drag to Brighton Gay Men's Chorus
Nearly half of 1,000 people polled feel that the sporting world is less accepting and progressive than society in general when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community.
Research shows almost half of LGBTQ+ adults are estranged from their family
The data forms part of a new report by Just Like Us called Positive Futures.
Brian Butler takers his first dip into Brighton Fringe 2023.
Pride in Education to make a "powerful impact" when it returns this month
Shaun the Sheep animator to host model-making workshop at Brighton Fringe ahead of Martlets art trail
Amidst increasing hostility faced by the LGBTQ+ community worldwide, the sixth edition of the Pride in Education conference is set to make a "powerful impact" when it returns over Zoom on Saturday, May 20 from 9am.
Trans pupils could be denied admission to single-sex schools
Ahead of the Shaun by the Sea art trail later this year, fans of Shaun the Sheep can attend an exclusive workshop led by Shaun the Sheep creators Aardman on Tuesday, May 30.
Research shows majority of LGBTQ+ young adults wish LGBTQ+ education started in primary school or nursery
Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch and Education Secretary Gillian Keegan are reportedly considering issuing new guidance to single-sex schools in England saying that they aren't legally obliged to admit transgender pupils.
Nominations for National Diversity Awards now open
The majority (74%) of LGBTQ+ young adults believe children should learn about LGBTQ+ inclusion in primary school or nursery, according to new research by Just Like Us
BOOK REVIEW: 'Proud Pink Sky' by Redfern Jon Barrett
The Awards "celebrate the achievements of grassroots communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, providing them with recognition for their dedication and hard work".
Words by Eric Page.
National Youth Theatre releases
rehearsal images of new production 'Bakkhai'
Full line up for FABULOSO at Brighton & Hove Pride announced
Bakkhai is a queer reimagining of the Ancient Greek classic.
Ugandans lead 'kill the gays' bill protest in London
Brash, beautiful and brilliant, Brighton & Hove Pride returns this August (Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6) with a line up of diverse and inclusive talent for FABULOSO, the official twoday fundraising event for the Brighton Rainbow Fund, which supports LGBTQ+ groups and organisations within the local community.
The Sussex Beacon to be a major beneficiary off this year's Brighton Bear Weekend
Fifty LGBTQ+ campaigners and allies staged a noisy vigil outside the Ugandan High Commission in London last month, chanting “Museveni! Kill the bill” and “The world is watching! Kill the bill.”
Dying Matters Awareness Week at Brighton's Jubilee Library
Local HIV charity the Sussex Beacon will be a major beneficiary of funds raised from this year’s Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW), which is one of the biggest events on the community calendar that takes place this year from Thursday, July 6 to Sunday, July 9.
Join Brighton AIDS Memorial Project and Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard.
Report finds UK workplaces "letting down LGBTQ+ women
The report reveals how LGBTQ+ women are the most likely cohort to be living ‘paychequeto-paycheque’ (18%), are 10% less likely to be promoted than their male LGBTQ+ counterparts, and lack the most confidence in the workplace when it comes to asking for pay rises or promotions.
Work begins to improve lighting in Royal Pavilion Garden
Set up by LGBT Youth Scotland, the scheme provides schools and organisations with training to challenge prejudice and ensure that equality and diversity is at their core.
Brighton's Victoria Fountain returns to Old Steine Gardens
Upgrading the lighting will help people feel safer in the area, which has been identified as a place where anti-social behaviour often takes place.
Winners announced of European GRABBY Awards
The 32ft fountain, also known as the Dolphin Fountain, will now be re-assembled behind hoardings, which will ensure work can continue while the gardens play host to the Brighton Spiegeltent during the Brighton Fringe.
Storytelling course for TNBI people to launch at Ledward Centre
The Awards showcase and celebrate the talents of the gay adult entertainment industry.
Over a series of ten, two-hour workshops, attendees will explore questions of creative expression and representation.
Over half of Scottish secondary schools adopt LGBTQ+ Youth Charter to support inclusivity for staff and pupils
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l Allsorts Youth Project
Youth Groups and One-to-One Support for LGBTQ+ young people under 26 (in-person & online). Weekly sessions 01273 721211 or email info@ allsortsyouth.org.uk allsortsyouth.org.ukk
l Brighton & Hove Police
Report all homophobic, biphobic or transphobic incidents to: 24/7 assistance call police on 101 (emergencies 999) Report online at: www.sussex. police.uk
LGBT team (not 24/7) email: LGBT@sussex.pnn. police.uk
l Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
• LGBT Older People’s Project
• LGBT Health and Inclusion Project
• LGBTQ Disability & Neurodiversity Project
• Rainbow Café Project: support for LGBT+ people with dementia
• Trans and Non-Binary Link Project
• LGBT Grief Encounters Project
• Volunteering opportunities, call Riley 07599 434057
Helpline hours: Wed & Thur, 7–9.30pm; trans-only webchat on Sun 3–5pm: call 01273 359042 or email email@example.com or helpline@ switchboard.org.uk Webchat www.switchboard. org.uk/helpline. www.switchboard.org.uk/brighton
Office Number: 01273 234009
l Brighton OneBodyOneFaith
Brighton sexuality, gender, & faith Group. Meets monthly. Contact: Nigel Nash firstname.lastname@example.org. www.onebodyonefaith.org.uk
l Brighton Women’s Centre
Info, counselling, drop-in space, support groups admin@Womenscentre.org.uk or visit www. womenscentre.org.uk
l Lesbian & Gay AA
12-step self-help programme for alcohol addictions: Sun, 7.30pm, Chapel Royal, North St, Btn (side entrance). 01273 203 343 (general AA line). www. alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
l LGBTQ+ Cocaine Anonymous
Meeting every Tues 6.30-8pm, 6 Tilbury Pl, Brighton, BN2 0GY, CA isn’t allied with any outside organisation, and neither endorses or opposes any causes. Helpline 0800 6120225, www.cocaineanonymous.org.uk www.sussexcocaineanonymous.co.uk
l LGBTQ+ NA Group
Brighton-based LGBTQ+ (welcomes others) Narcotics
Anonymous group every Tue 6.30–8pm, Millwood Centre, Nelson Row, Kingswood St. 0300 999 1212
l LGBT+ Meditation Group
Meditation & discussion, every 2nd & 4th Thur, 5.30–7pm, Anahata Clinic, 119 Edward St, Brighton. 07789 861 367 or www.bodhitreebrighton.org.uk
l Lunch Positive
Lunch club for people with HIV. Meet/make friends, find peer support in safe space. Every Fri, noon–2.30pm, Community Room, Dorset Gdns Methodist Church, Dorset Gdns, Brighton. Lunch £1.50. 07846 464 384 or www.lunchpositive.org
l MCC Brighton
Inclusive, affirming space where all are invited to come
as they are to explore their spirituality without judgement. 01273 515572 or email@example.com www.mccbrighton.org.uk
Independent, impartial services run by and for LGBTQ people with experience of mental health issues. 24 hr confidential answerphone: 01273 234839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and out of hours online chat www.mindout.org.uk
Social/peer support group for trans, non-binary & intersex, AFAB, FTM, transmasculine & gender queer people. Every 2nd Friday of the month from 6-8pm (currently on Zoom) at Possability Place, Windlesham Venue, BN1 3AH (formerly Space for Change) navigatebrighton.co.uk
l Peer Action
Regular low cost yoga, therapies, swimming, meditation & social groups for people with HIV. contact@ peeraction.net or www.peeraction.net
l Rainbow Families
Support group for lesbian and/or gay parents 07951 082013 or email@example.com. www.rainbowfamilies.org.uk
l Rainbow Hub
Information, guidance and hate incident reporting services for LGBTQ+ communities in Brighton, Hove, and Sussex. Based at the Ledward Centre, Jubilee Street, BN1 1GE. Call 07714 782585 or visit www.therainbowhubbrighton.com
l Some People
Social/support group for LGB or questioning aged 14-19, Tue 5.30-7.30pm, Hastings. Call/text Kerrie Tolley-Cloke 07874 637593 or email somepeople@ eastsussex.gov.uk
l TAGS – The Arun Gay Society
Social Group welcome all in East & West Sussex Areas. Call/Text 07539 513171. More info: www.tagsonline. org.uk
l Victim Support
Anyone seeking help can contact our free 24/7 Supportline number on 0808 16 89 111 or get in touch via the website www.victimsupport.org.uk. A range of tools to help people cope and move forwards after crime can be found at www.mysupportspace.org.uk/moj
l The Village MCC
LGBTQ+ affirming church worship and pastoral care in Kemptown. See www.thevillagemcc.org, or call 07476 667353 for details.
HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment Services
l AVERT Sussex HIV & AIDS info service 01403 210202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
l Brighton & Hove CAB HIV Project
Money, benefits, employment, housing, info, advocacy. Appointments: Tue-Thur 9am-4pm, Wed 9am-12.30pm Brighton & Hove Citizens Advice Bureau, Brighton Town Hall. 01273 733390 ext 520 or www. brightonhovecab.org.uk
l Clinic M
Free confidential testing & treatment for STIs including HIV, plus Hep A & B vaccinations. Claude Nicol Centre, Sussex County Hospital, on Weds from 5-8pm. 01273 523388 or www.brightonsexualhealth.com
l Community HIV Specialist Service
NHS nursing team supporting patients with HIV in the community and offering free HIV training for groups across Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. www.
l Lawson Unit
Medical advice, treatment for HIV+, specialist clinics, diet & welfare advice, drug trials. 01273 664 722
l The Martin Fisher Foundation
STI HIV self-testing kits via digital vending machines available from: Jubilee Library, Wellsbourne Centre, Portland Road (between Wish Park Surgery and Kamson’s Pharmacy), BMEC Partnership Centre, Prowler and Brighton Sauna. www. themartinfisherfoundation.org
l Substance Misuse Service
Brighton & Hove Recovery Service manages and delivers the adult drug and alcohol services for the city. Change Grow Live (CGL) provides tailored support to adults in Brighton & Hove who identify as LGBTQ+. CGL offers 1-to-1 support, a variety of online and face to face groups. They offer LGBTQ+ specific groups via the peer-led Speakout group and have established links with a wide range of LGBTQ+ services. To refer to the service, email email@example.com or phone 01273 731 900. More info: www.changegrowlive. org/brighton-hove-recovery-service/info
l Sussex Beacon 24-hour nursing & medical care, day care 01273 694222 or www.sussexbeacon.org.uk
l Terrence Higgins Trust Brighton & Hove
For more info about these free services go to the THT office, 61 Ship St, Brighton, Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm 01273 764200 or firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/THTBrighton
For people living with HIV:
• HIV support services: Info, support & practical advice
• Welfare rights advice: find out about benefits
• Counselling from qualified counsellors for up to 12 sessions
Health Promotion in Brighton & Hove: Provides services for men who have sex with men, anyone from African communities, sex workers of any gender, and trans or non-binary people.
• Visit clinic for free fast HIV & STI testing with results in <10 mins
• Free condoms and lube
• Confidential info and advice on sexual health & HIV
• Face2Face for gay/bi men; negotiating sex, chemsex, newly diagnosed
• Tailored support for sex workers, trans people and African communities
• Outreach - say hello online and in person for info, condoms & lube, and HIV/STI testing at Brighton Sauna, Boiler Room Sauna, Amsterdam, Charles Street Tap, and Legends bar. For details please check facebook.com/THTBrighton
l Sexual Health Worthing
Free confidential tests & treatment for STIs inc HIVA; Hep vaccinations. Worthing-based 0845 111345645
l National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline at www.galop.org.uk and 0800 999 5428
l Switchboard 0300 330 0630
l Positiveline (Eddie Surman Trust)
Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat & Sun 4-10pm 0800 1696806
l Mainliners 02075 825226
l National AIDS Helpline 08005 67123
l National Drugs Helpline 08007 76600
l THT AIDS Treatment 08459 470047
l THT direct 0845 1221200
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