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 The B.RIGHT.ON Festival

Starts on Friday, February 3 with Celebration! A gala fundraising night celebrating 25 years work of the Sussex Beacon. Tickets for table seats at the fundraiser are £18/£15 conc. We are making a special £10 ticket available exclusively for members of small LGBT/HIV organisations and groups. Could you circulate the offer to your members please, so they can join us at the opening night of this new unique LGBT festival during LGBT History Month. The seats are located in the stalls behind the VIP tables, a little way from stage, but offer an uninterrupted views of the stage. Here is the special link where people can book the special priced tickets which are exclusively for the use of members of LGBT/HIV community groups and organisations.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Kind regards

Billie Lewis Chair Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum


Paris Gay Games and Cultural Event in summer 2018.

Paris is going to be a fabulous city to hold these games.

Members of the Paris team are coming to Brighton on the 20th February 2017 to share exciting news about the Festival, at the Queens Hotel on Brighton Seafront.  Doors open at 6.30 with a cash bar, and the presentation will begin at 7.00.  There will be a presentation, Q &A followed by drinks from the cash bar and an opportunity to network with others.

To come along, just log on to www.blagss,org and register your interest; or drop  a note at or go to and book your tickets.  All are welcome – so bring your friends and family!


LGBTQ Group up at the University of Sussex re History Month.

“Hi! We’re currently organising our history month events and at the moment we’re trying to put together a panel discussion on the theme along the lines of ‘generations’, which basically entails gathering LGBT people of different ages talking about their experiences. We’re hoping to have the event on the 21st feb from 2-4 pm. We’d like to extend an invitation to come to the event and also ask if anyone would like to be on the panel.