Daniel Cheesman, Guest Speaker, Sunday 15th October

Daniel is our guest speaker on 15th October.

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. Daniel has been a listening volunteer with Samaritans since 2008 and from 2014-2017 was Branch Director of Brighton and Hove Branch, during which time he made sure that the profile of Samaritans was increased within the LGBTQ community.

Academically 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)’. Daniel defines himself nowadays 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.

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