Golden Handbag Awards feature Count Me In Too research
Sunday, 27 June 2010
This year's Golden Handbag Awards, held at the Hilton Metropole hotel, took place on Sunday 20th June and Count Me In Too was there to join in the celebrations.
As you can see from the photo, Dr Kath Browne, the project lead, staffed the exhibition during the awards ceremony and was on hand to discuss the research and answer questions from attendees. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to publicise the important findings of the research, a new A5 flyer was produced in time for the event listing some of the key findings from Count Me In Too. Guests were able to leave feedback via another flyer and further information on the project was screened via the projectors in the ballroom.
RealBrighton.com describe the awards ceremony as follows:
"The Golden Handbag Awards started in 1995 and has become the biggest annual fundraiser in LGBT Brighton, raising over £100,000 to date. This year’s proceeds will be distributed among a variety of LGBT organisations. The Awards are first and foremost a fundraising event, to raise money for LGBT organisations, and are intended to build pride and confidence in the LGBT community, celebrating the best LGBT Brighton has to offer."
The decision to appear at the Golden Handbag Awards was made, following feedback that the project received during the With Us, By Us, For Us, community consultation event in April 2009. Participants at this event asked for Count Me In Too's findings to be disseminated across the city to diverse audiences. The Golden Handbag Awards, a prestigious event with 'Gay Brighton's' calendar was specifically targeted by respondents as a place where they'd like to see Count Me In Too's work being publicised. The exhibition at the Metropole hotel was thus a direct response to this feedback and sought to engage those within the LGBT community who may otherwise have been unaware of the project's findings.
Do you know of research that should be featured here? If you know of any recent LGBT research that you think might be of interest to Brighton & Hove's LGBT communities, please forward it to Count Me In Too at . We can add information about the research to our news feed and let everyone who accesses Count Me In Too know about it!