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The Clare Project is a self-supporting group based in Brighton and Hove open to anyone wishing to explore issues around gender identity. Their weekly drop-in at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens, off St James’s Street every Tuesday provides a safe and confidential place for people to meet with others who share their life experiences, and find information, support and companionship. A facilitator and a psychotherapist are at the drop-in each Tuesday.

Whilst the group is mainly attended by transgender, transsexual and gender dysphoric people, The Clare Project aim to be all-inclusive as they recognise the complexities surrounding the issue of gender identity.

Kim Curran, Clare Project secretary, said of Brighton Pride’s vital fundraising for The Rainbow Fund: “We are very grateful to the Rainbow Fund for the grant which has allowed us to finance extra voice therapy, helping many of our members in their day-to-day interactions with the outside world, and the vital work of providing counselling sessions for our members, who often feel isolated and in need of support, and who may suffer stress and depression, especially when there are problems involving family and work relationships”.

You can catch up with The Clare Project and about their weekly drop-ins here: Website | Facebook

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