Village Metropolitan Community Church host Daniel Cheesman as their guest speaker on October 15.
Daniel is the current CEO of Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard having taken up the role in April 2017.
Prior to this Daniel has a long history of both working and volunteering within the community. He has been a listening volunteer with Samaritans since 2008 and from 2014-2017 was Branch Director of Brighton and Hove Samaritans, during which time he made sure that the profile of Samaritans was increased within the LGBT+ communities.
Daniel has an MA in Gender and Queer Studies and has researched ‘importance of a truly inclusive Church to a gay Christian’ and ‘the experiences of partners of gay clergy (titled In the Shadows)’.
Nowadays Daniel defines himself as a ‘lapsed Baptist’ and is passionate about making a difference to the lives of others and ‘doing his bit’ in working towards a truly inclusive community.
The Village MCC Brighton and Hove is a church that was created by LGBT+ Christians, their families, friends, and allies. It’s a Metropolitan Community Church called to support the LGBT+ communities in whatever ways it can offering a safe space where anyone can feel at home, fully affirmed in their sexuality and gender identity.
They worship together at 6pm every Sunday evening at Somerset Centre, 62 St James’s St, Brighton.
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