Bulletin #9

Welcome to the latest Notts Trans Hub Monthly Bulletin.

Reminder: Notts Trans Hub isn’t a group, it’s a communication tool for everyone to use. We do our absolute best to share information with the whole trans community in Notts and be fully inclusive, but we can only do this with your help.

Content Note – please be advised this month’s bulletin mentions upcoming memorial events that may be triggering for some people.

Safer Space Guidelines

Can you help get more people to sign up to these guidelines? An impressive number of groups and organisations already have. The guidelines were put together by a number of online trans groups and then developed by a group of 20 local trans people and allies.  They don’t speak for all trans people, but do represent a general consensus about what we, as trans people, want in order to feel included and accepted in a space.

Notts Tran Hub Events?

We don’t organise events as a group, but will try and support events in the community, particularly if they sign up to the safer space guidelines, committing to a protocol to try and be safer spaces for the trans community.

QTIPOC Notts – New Group

“Feel out of place in a straight white world? Come to first meeting of new queer and trans people of colour group in Notts!  Gathering and conversation over food and drinks.  Come and share ideas, thoughts, feelings, and opinions.  Be a part of creating a space and building connections.  WHEN: 25 Nov 2015, 7pm till late WHERE: Broadway Cinema café (wheelchair accessible)

Twitter: @QTIPOCnotts Facebook

NCBI (National Coalition Building Institute Nottingham and Nottinghamshire)

“Would like to build a volunteer team from individuals and organisations within the LGBT community and their allies. The team will be trained in NCBI skills and theory, share knowledge and experiences and  organise and deliver an activity for LGBT History
Month in February 2016 with a view to organising more activities in the run up to Pride.

Interested? NCBI taster session, Wednesday November 11 at 6pm. email

Holocaust Memorial Day – Meeting Tomorrow

NCBI are also planning an event in January focussing on all affected communities, and are encouraging representatives to get involved – next planning meeting Tuesday 27th October, 6pm.

Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20th November

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an international day of remembrance, specifically to remember people who are murdered as a result of trans hate crimes, of which a disproportionate number are trans women of colour. As yet, no specific events that we know of are planned in Notts. Please, if you are planning an event, be aware of the enormous sensitivity of this day, and please take good care of yourselves and each other on and around TDoR.

Nottingham Women’s Centre Stonewall Project

Please help! The Women’s Centre are planning, with the help of trans women volunteers, to put up a display of the real Stonewall history, we will pass on the names of anyone who would like to help with this. (email nottstranshub@yahoo.co.uk)

Parliamentary Consultation

Lots more evidence submitted to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Women and Equalities Inquiry into Transgender Equality here – you can view the Inquiry sessions and read submissions

BiTopia

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

IDAHOBiT Group

“Will hold a meeting on Monday 23rd November 2015 to start the planning for 2016 7pm at Vision West Notts College If anyone needs help with transport pls let us know”

 

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
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