So I’m back!!
I spent the last few days in Brighton for the UNISON LGBT Conference and honestly, I cannot wait to tell you all about it…
So I headed down to Gatwick on Thursday 16th and I luckily met some people who were travelling down for the same thing at the airport which was good -less chance of me getting lost going from the airport to Brighton- we got down to Gatwick and then jumped on the train to Brighton. It was amazing how lucky we were with our timings and the weather.
As soon as we got to Brighton I knew I was going to enjoy myself as it was somewhere I had always wanted to go, on Friday as our conference didn’t start until half 1 we took a trip down to the lanes to do some shopping and have a look around I even got to go into Choccywoccydoodah . Some of the other people going to the conference had been to Brighton before so it was like having our own tour guide.
The Conference itself was absolutely amazing, I heard so many amazing and inspiring people speaking about their own experiences being part of the LGBT+ community some of the stories actually brought a tear to my eyes because they were so moving. Hearing how UNISON had made such a good impact on many peoples lives and how much that UNISON has done for the LGBT+ community made me feel so proud to be a part of it.
After the first two conference days we went out for drinks in Brighton and I totally fell in love with a bar called Doctor Brighton’s which was doing 2 for 1 cocktails which well that would make anyone fall in love with a bar. I actually had a few early night’s as well and didn’t head out to the clubs with some of the others – getting old haha – can’t deal with a hangover when I need to be up early.
On Sunday I was so sad to be leaving my amazing sea view and all of the amazing people I got to meet but I did something I never thought I would. We were in the conference centre going through the motions like you do at these things and the motion that I had my eye on came up “Young people and social media” I decided to jot down a few points that I would raise and I actually went up and spoke in front of everyone at the conference and put my point’s across, I am actually so glad that I faced my fears and went up and spoke because I know if I hadn’t I would be regretting it. I’ve decided to try and face my fears head on and just got for something if I want to do it.
Anyway that kind of sums up my weekend.
I met so many amazing people and I am so thankful that I got to be part of the conference and attend UNISON has become an even bigger part of my life now as I have made some amazing friends and I already have some plans for the future because of this past weekend. Have a look at some of the images from my weekend in the gallery at the bottom of this page.