Bulletin #19 August 2016

Our monthly round-up of Notts’ trans community news, information and events.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 5th September, 7-9.

This funded group will run 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella are welcome. Here’s a taster

Trans Meet Up, 20 September, 7-9

The next informal trans meet-up/social will be on 20 September, it is always the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Open to all trans people and Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies (SOFFAs), meet upstairs at Broadway bar.

Notts Trans Hub – help us improve

Notts Trans Hub is run by a few dedicated volunteers. You can help us improve by giving us your feedback and completing our skills audit

Services Suggested by our Members 

Looking for a hairdresser, a counsellor, a GP, or other service? We’ve started compiling a list of services used and liked by local trans people – please let us know your suggestions

Trans Filmmaking Course in Sheffield

An exciting opportunity for budding trans filmmakers

Museum of Transology

Are looking for interesting trans-related items – can you help?

Trans Feminism Event

The event last weekend sparked a lot of interest so look out for part 2 soon, meanwhile there’s a great reading/viewing list on the event page if you want to learn more

Notts LGBT+ Network

Have launched their new website, and are looking for volunteers (training is mid September), both for the helpline and to support the organisation to develop other projects, including being a steering group member

Action for Trans Health – New Local Group

A new branch of the campaigning group Action for Trans Health is being formed in the Nottingham area. Trans people interested in getting involved in the campaign for better trans healthcare in the area should make contact. Those in the wider Nottinghamshire area are welcome to join, as is anyone who receives healthcare from the Nottingham GIC.

First national helpline for trans survivors of sexual violence

“We are a helpline which offers support to trans people including those who are non-binary and questioning who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lifetime.” details

Please complete these research surveys that are helping understand our needs better

Been to the GIC or on waiting list in last 3 years? GIRES and Scottish Transgender Alliance are doing this important research

Nottingham GIC are trying to develop a “Gender and Body Dysphoria Scale” they are looking for transgender and cisgender people to complete the survey

And here is some research on intimate partner violence

Medicine Use Reviews in “Under-served” Communities

Did you know you can ask your pharmacist for a Medicine Use Review? These workshops are researching why some minorities miss out on this service. Participants who take 2 regular medications are invited,  a £200 inconvenience allowance will be available Email

Are you LGBT and a carer?

If so, the Council are looking to interview you for research into how to support you better, for more info please email

LGBT in Construction Workshop

Women in Construction are also running taster workshops for all LGBT people on 15th September and 19th January – contact them through WIC

LGBTQ and Over 50? Event 21st September 1-3

We are interested in exploring issues around barriers to inclusion that older members within the LGBTQI community may face. Lunch will be provided. Email

Lobby Nottingham South MP Lillian Greenwood and Cllr Ann Peach

 Particular lobbying for health care provision, health care failings and services to trans / non-binary people. A Friday/ date to be arranged. Email

More groups and events . . .

Check out our events page for listings of trans and trans friendly groups and events. (Trans swimming, Trans4me youth group, Trans Meet Up, Chameleons, BiTopia and much much more . . . ) Please let us know about your events.

About Notts Trans Hub

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

  • 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
  • Previous bulletins