Lots of opportunities for you to have your say this month, including an important parliamentary consultation, and locally a change to improve trans support at Switchboard, plus the usual smattering of events and services . . .
Switchboard Meeting and Consultation
Nottingham (soon to be renamed) Lesbian and Gay Switchboard are meeting with members of the trans community to speak about how they can better support our community. The meeting will be on Thursday 10th September, at 7pm, in NCVS. All trans folk are welcome, but please email so we know numbers
They have also put together an online survey
Important Parliamentary Consultation, Deadline 21 August
The new Parliamentary Select Committee on Women and Equalities is currently doing a call for evidence on the lives of trans people in the country. Written submissions do not have to be formally written, they can be Emails, letters or even Tweets and can also be sent through the website
Rock Against Transphobia
The Old Salutation Inn, Nottingham, 28th August – details
QT Walk, from St Ann’s Allotments Visitor Centre, Saturday 12 September 10.45 am
Trans led. The wonderful allotments, a World Heritage Site, are having an open day that coincides with the date of the next walk, so we thought why not take a bimble around this marvellous site? More details will appear soon on the QT Notts Facebook page
QT Notts Picnic, Sunday 20 September, 1.00pm
The annual Queer picnic at Wollaton Hall is now in its third year. Trans led, but for all LGBTIQA folk and their supporters, family and partners, this is a relaxed meet-up where everyone brings either vegan food to share or their own sarnies.
Hate Crime Reporting
Nottingham CVS recently became a Hate Crime Reporting Centre, where anyone experiencing hate crime can come to speak to someone about their experience, log this on a national database and have the next steps explained to them in a supportive, private and safe environment. Experiencing hate crime is a terrible experience, and supporting anyone who is unfortunate enough to go through it is the least we can do for Nottingham.
Worksop Out on Wednesdays (W.O.W)
Free confidential support service for young people aged 16-25 who are LGBTQ. Group Wednesday evening 6.30 – 8.30, Centre Place, Worksop. Meet other young LGBTQ people in similar situations and get advice and support and counselling. C-Card services and free sexual health information and contraception also available. Text W.O.W on 07977673167 or ring 01909 479191. Facebook
Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
We’ve had a tip-off that this is a very trans friendly space. The discussion is mostly Asexuality but there are gender boards, and plenty of opportunities to meet fellow trans-folk and to learn about Asexuality. Details here
Free Access Research Papers
A great resource for researchers, free access to database of trans research papers for the rest of the year
Scottish Transgender Alliance are researching non-binary identities – please take the time to contribute at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nonbinarysurvey
Pub social, trans friendly – Lord Roberts, 2nd Thursday of the month, Nottingham
Trans Swimming in Leicester
Monthly swimming at Aylestone Leisure Centre for trans people
Notts Trans Hub is a shared, non-profit resource for the full diversity of the trans community – if you want to be part of it, or promote your stuff, please get in touch
About Notts Trans Hub
- Support for trans community organising in Notts
- A way for organisations to contact and consult the trans community
- If you want to get involved or have a project you want to link to the Hub, please let us know.
- Home of the safer space guidelines
- A monthly bulletin for services, supporters and trans folks to share info – email us to add to the bulletin
- Facebook group – find us through this page
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