Here’s wishing all our members and subscribers a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2019! All the little things you do to bring our community together are appreciated – your presence, your hellos, your smiles, your passing on information, your Just Being You.
Special thanks to all our hardworking volunteers.
2018 has been another amazing, busy year. We contributed to that very stressful government consultation; we helped with a health event in Mansfield to try and expand our ties outside Nottingham city; we launched our new Supporters Group, which now meets regularly; we expanded our monthly support group space as more and more people have come along and we needed to split off into different rooms so it isn’t overwhelming.
One of our founders, Onni Gust, was awarded a medal by University of Nottingham for their amazing contribution to the community, and volunteer Sam Kaner led an inspiring event at Nottingham Contemporary commemorating TDOR.
SUPPORT LINE STILL OPEN
We said in the last bulletin the Gendered Intelligence Support Line for Notts Centre for Transgender Health was closing, we spoke too soon! They have now renewed their funding.
This is an amazing resource, with qualified, independent staff at the end of the line – please encourage people to use it.
The support line is open on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays from 1pm-6pm. Call 020 7832 5813 or message/WhatsApp to 07592 650496 or email email@example.com
CHANGE IN TERMS
We strive to improve on inclusive language all the time. Our definition of “trans” includes all those who want to be included, particularly non-binary people. But the word “trans” is not a good fit for everyone who we would like to include. After research and discussion, we are trialling “trans and gender divergent” as a more inclusive expression of who we include in our support remit, and would appreciate any feedback on this.
Trans4me Youth Group, every Wednesday term time, 5-7pm
The group has moved to a new venue but is going strong. Best to text/ring Sharon on 07958 194768 before attending for the first time. N.B: Doesn’t run during school holidays. trans4me flyer linked here (Note: the map on the flyer is not accurate)
Brand new LGBT+ youth group opening in Long Eaton!
Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 7th January, 7-9pm
**please note the venue has asked that members do not arrive too early, as we only have the room from 7pm**
Topics for the TSN meeting: (Meeting format link here): Not feeling trans enough/ not transitioning/ de-transitioning; Non-binary discussion space; Trans and autism space; Navigating changes in how you’re being read; Final group has no set topic.
TSN is a semi-structured support group for all adults who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them further details link here. It is usually the first Monday of every month, contact us for venue details. Attendance is free and we have a travel fund to help anyone reach the group who could not otherwise.
Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 15 January, 7-9ish
The informal trans meet-up/social is always 3rd Tuesday of the month. Open to all trans and gender divergent people and Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies (SOFFAs), meet upstairs (usually in the end room) at Broadway bar.
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.
We only sign up people to this mailing list on request. Details of our policy are linked here.
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