The University of Brighton’s Community University Partnership Project – CUPP – is delighted to be holding the first community screening and discussion about a new groundbreaking documentary by Stonewall Housing – the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ homelessness charity. The film, ‘Less’, is a powerful exploration of homelessness within the queer community through the spotlight of faith and culture. It examines the realities of queer homelessness; homophobic and transphobic abuse, conversion therapy, so-called honour-based violence, exorcisms and forced marriage.
The film shares the stories of people who have experienced homelessness, along with commentary from leading figures in the LGBTQ+ sector including community leaders, activists, and academics such as the University of Brighton’s Professor Rusi Jaspal. Less explores the experience of homelessness within LGBTQ+ communities, relationships with their faith and culture, and finding a blended, chosen family.
The screening will take place on Thursday 17th February at 18:00 in the Grand Parade University of Brighton.
To book a place contact Shona Campbell S.E.Campbell@brighton.ac.uk
Given the rich content of the film, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion, including time for questions and answers, with the following panelists:
- Steven McIntyre (CEO, Stonewall Housing)
- Jenny Jean-Paul (Mental Health Advocate, Stonewall Housing)
- Jide McCauley (House of Rainbow)
- Rusi Jaspal (University of Brighton, PVC Research and Knowledge Exchange)
- Olu Jenzen (Director, Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender)