Trans Pride Brighton 2020
Putting the T First!
With all of the uncertainty surrounding holding public events this summer, I think it’s best to be as transparent as possible about our plans for Trans Pride Brighton 2021. The safety of all the wonderful people who’ve supported our event over the years is at the forefront of our minds when making decisions.
Trans Pride Brighton will decide whether to go ahead with an in-person event by the 10th of April 2021 and will communicate this on our social media channels. If we have to postpone the in-person event, we will host a Trans Pride Online event on Saturday 17th July 2021.
I have to be honest and say that even after reading the latest Government advice the likelihood of us being able to hold an in-person event has not improved. We would not recommend rushing out to book travel and accommodation at this point. The risk that we may be forced into a last minute cancellation does not appear to have diminished, but we remain open-minded and will make a final decision by the 10th of April.
Let me introduce myself, my name is Sarah Savage, my pronouns are she/her and I have been the chair of Trans Pride Brighton for the last 18 months. I was a member of the first ever TPB committee back in 2013 and have headed up the protest march team ever since. I am thankful and very aware of all the work that dozens of previous volunteers have put into building our charity. I want to continue that work by staying true to our ethos of grassroots community organising and also improve the sustainability of the charity.
It goes without saying that the COVID-19 affected Trans Pride Brighton Online 2020 was unlike any event we have held before. I’m really proud of how the small team of volunteers dealt with the challenges that this brought. I loved how online communities reacted to our trans celebration.
Last year’s event was not problem free, however. The feedback survey has again highlighted issues with how Trans Pride Brighton interacts with people who have disabilities. The Trans Pride Online stream was beset by problems with subtitles and with the audio. We would like to apologise for this and commit to doing better in future. This is an issue that keeps coming up, that despite our best efforts we still fall short of being supportive to those who are most disadvantaged among our community.
Members of the QTIPoC community have also raised valid concerns about how representative the structure of Trans Pride Brighton is and how the charity could do more to authentically represent our diverse community. We also would like to apologise for this and are thankful that we can have these conversations, but yet again this is a problem that has happened before. We can’t let this continue and it is obvious that something major within the structure of Trans Pride Brighton needs to change.
If Trans Pride Brighton doesn’t have the trust of all members of our community, we will never have a truly successful event. It is clear that the structure of the charity must change and respond to the growth we have seen over the years.
In response we have applied for and won a grant from Comic Relief’s LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Recovery Fund, in partnership with METRO Charity and NAZ. The project this funds will allow us to bring in expert advice from equality specialists, taking the workload off the community volunteers’ shoulders. In the coming weeks we will be inviting local organisations to tender for this process to carry out an Equality Impact Assessment and write bespoke policies which will guide TPB’s actions in the future.
The second part of this project is all about adding capacity and resilience to the committee. For the first time in our history we are able to pay trans and non-binary people to organise Trans Pride Brighton. We have been able to create two new positions, a Project Manager and a Community Manager who will work for two days a week for six months. This is really exciting and opens up a whole host of opportunities for the future of Trans Pride Brighton.
At all stages we intend to listen to every individual and community who attend TPB each summer, there will be opportunities for consultation and feedback whenever possible. We will soon be starting a series of steering committees, inviting people to take part in shaping the future of our community event.
I believe that Trans Pride Brighton belongs to the community and whether we have an in-person or an online event in 2021, the future of our charity is looking bright.
Trans Pride Brighton is recruiting for 3 paid roles!
Deadline for applications: January 4th 2021
Interviews via Zoom: Friday 8th – Wednesday 13th
- Freelance Charity Development Manager: Start date 16th January 2021 with a 2 month expected timeline. 175 hours at £16 p/h
- Freelance Project Manager: Start date 23rd January, end date 23rd July 2021. 6 months of 15 hours per week at £10.75 p/h, plus 20 extra hours to account for final week at 35 hours.
- Freelance Community Manager: Start date 23rd January, end date 23rd July 2021. 6 months of 15 hours per week at £10.75 p/h, plus 20 extra hours to account for final week at 35 hours.
For more information on each role and details on how to apply, please see the PDFs below.
Trans Pride Brighton has always been a community-led, grassroots event and the purpose of these roles is to codify our policies and procedures. The managers will create an ‘instruction manual’ for future events which will improve the sustainability and resilience of the charity. Funded by a grant from Comic Relief, these roles will work with volunteer TPB committee members to organise and deliver the Trans Pride Brighton event in 2021.
Please note we welcome applications from the trans, non-binary, intersex and gender-variant community. Further to this, we recognize that those from Black trans communities, and non-Black People of Colour are under-represented in our team, as well as those with disabilities. As a course of positive action in order to improve the community representation in our team, we actively encourage applications from these under-represented groups.
Accessibility: If you would prefer to submit your application in another way, or different format, please do get in touch. Likewise, if you require assistance and/or have any questions regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How to Apply:
Please send a CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) to Trans Pride Brighton chair, Sarah Savage, by 9am on Monday 4th January 2021 – applications received after this will not be considered. Please also include a covering letter (no more than 1 side of A4) in response to this job description explaining why you are suitable for this role. Finally, please use “Project Manager” in the subject line of the email.
If you would prefer to apply in another format, or require guidance or assistance in completing this application, please do get in touch with Sarah.
Please note if you have a role enquiry during this period please use subject title ‘ROLE ENQUIRY’ on your email and these will receive a response as soon as reasonably possible.
Don’t forget, you can join the #TransPride livestream on 3 different platforms, so tune in from 1pm!
- Follow us on Facebook:
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- Subscribe to Jammidodger (aka Jamie Raines) on YouTube:
We are really happy to announce that we will be hosting an online Trans Pride event for 2020!
This will take place on the same date as previously planned, the 18th of July.
Now more than ever it is vital that our community supports each other and we make it known that we are present and proud.
The event will be an online version of our usual stage show with the same fabulous mix of gender diverse performers and speakers that Trans Pride Brighton is known and loved for.
Our theme for this year is #WontBeErased so join us online for a day of celebration and solidarity!
Watch this space
Trans Pride Brighton need your help! This year is our 6th anniversary and we need help to make next year another amazing event.
How do we run Trans Pride Brighton year on year and make it such a great event?
How do we ensure it continues in the spirit of what all Prides ought to be?
Please help us by donating any amount – even a couple of quid will do! Without your ongoing support this event would not be happening. Remember, this is your event, your community, YOUR PRIDE.
Please Contact us with any questions or comments about Trans Pride Brighton.