About GEMS

All Together To Make Life Better!

For twenty years, Brighton Gems has provided a safe and friendly environment for gay men over fifty to meet and make friends. Various events are held each month. For further details visit www.brightongems.com, email info@brightongems.com or write to Gems, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG

The story of the group begins in 1997 when the Older Lesbian and Gay Men’s Forum was formed as an extension of Age Concern Brighton. It was felt that more work was needed to help older members of the community. This later became GEMS and is now known as Brighton GEMS.

The proudest moment in our history was when in 2011 we were recognised for the services we provide when receiving the award of The Queens Award for Voluntary Services to the Community.

What the Group Does

Each month we hold a series of events. This includes attending theatre events, going for meals, attending local LGBTQ community events and going on day-trips.

Brighton GEMS also hold two meetings a month at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church Hall. These are held on the second Monday (2.30 to 4.30pm) and final Friday (7 to 9pm) of the month..

The group always welcomes new members. If you live in Brighton and Hove or the surrounding district, free membership is easily available.

Best Queen's Award document


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