Bulletin #44 October 2018

THANK YOU

We want to give a big ‘thank you’ to Lush for raising £278.79 for our TSN mobility fund – this means people can get to the group more easily by taxi if they have problems accessing it.

Thanks also to Max Fisher for doing the Robin Hood Mile by wheelchair and raising £125 for TSN (It’s not too late to donate).

GOOD NEWS

Perhaps our readers could do with some signs that things are getting better? Reuters have just released international poll results that demonstrate here and abroad, the majority are in favour of trans civil rights.

Meanwhile NHS England have released new and improved service specifications for trans healthcare. 

Finally, cheer yourself up with this awesome video from trans ally Grace Petrie – you may even spot some of our group members in the crowd!

EVENTS

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 1st October, 7-9

TSN is a semi-structured support group for all adults who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them further details here. It is usually the first Monday of every month, contact us for venue details.

Topics for the TSN meeting: (Meeting format): Sharing approaches to self care; How to cope with discrimination; The good things about being part of the trans community; Final group has no set topic.

New! Mobility Fund for TSN

If you would like to come to TSN but struggle with mobility (either for mental or physical health reasons, which you do not need to disclose), we have limited funds to cover the cost of a taxi.  Message our Facebook page or email us for how to book.

Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 16 October, 7-9ish

The informal trans meet-up/social is always 3rd Tuesday of the month. Open to all trans people and Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies (SOFFAs), meet upstairs (usually in the back room) at Broadway bar.

Come as You Are Tour, A festival of trans, non-binary and gender queer theatre.

A pop up festival touring the UK, including Derby theatre in October. Headlined by the award-winning show Bullish by Milk Presents, the festival will celebrate and interrogate all the world’s issues regarding female, male, between and beyond.

Want to be on Derby Theatre’s community board? They are looking for trans voices – email for info.

Lara Monmoth: LGBTQZX – November 6th Lord Roberts Pub

Award-winning show about gender, retro gaming, silliness, karaoke.

CN Lester at Five Leaves Bookshop, 16 November

In conjunction with Trans Lives East Midlands and Notts Trans Hub, CN will be talking about their book, Trans Like Me. Booking essential.

OTHER STUFF

Voice Coaching Documentary

We can provide a higher res copy of this documentary, by Tellyjuice, if anyone wants to show it 

Domestic Violence and Abuse Helplines

Advice and Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People in Abusive Relationships. DV Leaflet.

  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans  Women – 0808 800 0340
  • Gay, Bisexual, Trans Men – 0115 960 5556
  • Non-Binary people – 0808 800 0340 or 0115 960 5556

Two important consultations

Finishing October 5, this LGBT Health and Social Care Consultation is important

The GRA consultation deadline is 19th October, don’t forget to complete it.

Here’s guidance from Stonewall UK, TransActual, the government

Goup for supporters of trans people

The group for parents, partners and other family/supporters of trans people have regular meetups. Please message our gateway page with a bit about yourself to be let into the group.

New Trans Survival Guide!!

We have put together a pdf with some essential information for trans people – support, name change, rights, etc – Notts Trans Hub Survival Guide

Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who needs it, as with our other information booklet, Asking about gender on forms

Events, Services, and Much More . . .

Check out our local info page for listings of trans and trans friendly groups and events, services and all sorts of useful stuff, from hairdressers to counsellors, to where to find unisex toilets. Please let us know anything you would like added.

GDPR Information

We only sign up people to this mailing list on request. Details of our policy are here.

Accountability

We have developed a feedback form and process to raise any issues with organisations who have signed up to the Safer Space Guidelines. Please let us know if this form looks ok to you or any changes you would like to see. nth-safer-space-guidelines-concerns

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
  • 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
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