Finola Brophy is our guest speaker on 29th October.
Finola lives in Worthing with her partner of nearly 30 years, Liz, though she spends a lot of time and energy in Brighton committed to improving Brighton and Hove’s LGBT+ voluntary and community sector. She identifies as many things including; lesbian, Irish, disabled, feminist, activist, socialist, atheist, cancer survivor, partner, mother, granny… and more. She has a degree and social work qualification, and her goal is to use her skills and experience to help identify unmet needs, to redress balance, and challenge homo/bi/transphobia.
Finola is currently on the Working To Connect management committee, Older and Out advisory group and is the Chair of The Rainbow Chorus which has doubled in size, become a registered charity and become much more inclusive under her leadership. She is active in the development of a national and international LGBT+ choral movement and earlier this year was the first to receive a Golden Handbag Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her services to the LGBT+ community.