Bulletin #27, May 2017

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 8th May, 7-9, 1 week late

Our May meeting will be a week late because of the bank holiday further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Topics for the meeting: (Meeting format). We will pick 3 from the following topics: Strategies for resisting that little transphobic voice inside our own heads; Sex & Relationships; How other aspects of yourself (eg sexuality, disability, age etc) affect your experience of being trans; Dealing with waiting for hormones/surgery; What does Trans mean (our identities).

Trans Meet Up, 16 May, 7-9

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 at Broadway bar.

QT Notts Annual Wollaton Hall Bluebell Walk, 6 May, 1pm

A family friendly, trans-led walk for all LGBTIQA people and friends, meet in the café at 12 or by the memorial at 1pm details here

Social Meet with Action for Trans Health, 7 May

Action for Trans Health members will be at the Sumac Centre from 5pm for chats, and to answer any questions you may have about the organisation.

Big Big Fun Day Saturday 13th May, 1-5pm, Quaker Meeting House Leicester

Child friendly/alcohol free afternoon for bi people and their friends/family. Free entry. Trans friendly. Step free access.  Further info 

More legal protection for trans people with a GRC?

We have been asked by a member to share the following information: Prosecuting breaches of section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 as potential hate crimes

Free LGBT+ Masterclass, 13 June

The EMAHSN offer a free LGBT+ Masterclass for health, social care, academic and research staff on the 13 June 2017 from 10am – 3pm in Nottingham.

Chesterfield: Monthly support group for LGBT over 55s, Launch 9 May 2-4

Part of the Golden Rainbows Project. Venue: Assembly Rooms, Chesterfield Market Hall, for further info email

Surveys

Hopefully our participation in these surveys will make people better informed about our community.

Survey: social adjustment and psychological well-being of gender minorities

Our new National Justice Museum, who have just signed up to the NTH Safer Space Guidelines, are seeking “stakeholder and public opinion relating to the theme of morals and the law.” Survey here

University of Zurich: conducting a study in the context of sexual and gender minorities. Part of a large international project which addresses how various groups within our society live together.

TUC LGBT Workers Survey

Over 18 and formally diagnosed with autism? Please complete this research questionnaire

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.

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

Bulletin #26 April 2017

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 3rd April, 7-9, May meeting 1 week late

This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Our May meeting will be a week late (8th May) because of the bank holiday.

New Meeting Format: We are trialling this new meeting format and on the night will pick 3 group discussions from the following topics: Sex and relationships, Dealing with family, Dealing with gender dysphoria, Coming out, Fear of surgery, Non-binary clothes

Trans Space Notts (TSN)  AGM

The first AGM was held on 26 March, with a presentation from Onni and cake from Sam: Notts Trans Space AGM presentation

Trans Meet Up, 18 April, 7-9

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 at Broadway bar.

Trans4Me youth group seeks volunteer

Are you 19+ and want to help run the Trans4me group? Job spec here: Trans4Me Volunteer Position

Lincoln Trans Group

Lovely friendly bunch of people meet at welcoming LGBT bar (LN1 1XP – parking accross road £3, Lucy Tower Street) Every 3rd Wednesday we meet at the scene at 8pm and go for a meal.

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

Surveys

Psychological wellbeing of gender minorities

Unisex toilets

We are compiling a list of unisex toilets in Nottingham – please let us know if you have any to add

Getting our voices heard

Want to learn more about how to engage with parliament? Check out these workshops

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. Please let us know anything you would like added.

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

Bulletin #25, March 2017

With over 200 subscribers, and just hitting 200 people on Facebook, NTH is just beginning its third year and going from strength to strength. But remember – it is nothing without you!

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 3rd April, 7-9 (No March Meeting!!)

This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month [usually, sorry about March], further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Our May meeting will be a week late (8th May) because of the bank holiday.

Trans Space Notts (TSN)  Presentation, Cake and AGM, Sunday 26 March, Sumac Centre, 3-5

We would love to invite you to join us for tea, cake, and a short presentation in honour of our first Trans Space Notts AGM.  agm-invite

Trans Meet Up, 21 March, 7-9

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 at Broadway bar.

Trapped in the Well of Loneliness, 5 March, 1-4, New Art Exchange

This important event is about LGBT+ loneliness. At the NAE on Gregory Boulevard

LGBT+ History Month

Congratulations to all for making this year’s events some of the most inclusive and intersectional yet. Highlights for us were:

The awesome trans youth group Trans4me receiving an award at the Rainbow Heritage Celebration Evening. trans4me-leaflet 

The documentary about Marsha P Johnson at the Broadway. (For a little QT Notts Poster about Marsha P, see 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

Nottinghamshire Victim CARE

Has been allocated contract to provide services to victims of crime in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire in January 2017.  We want to reach as many people who could benefit from our services as possible. more-info

Health and Social Care Consultation

Communities are being invited to respond to the new sustainability plan

The NB/GQ Stats Survey 2017

The fourth annual survey of people whose genders fall outside of the gender binary

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. Please let us know anything you would like added.

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

Bulletin #24 February 2017

Important information about date changes for the March and May TSN support group!! Plus lots of amazing stuff coming up for LGBT History Month . . .

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 6th February, 7-9.

This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) March and May date changes

Because the room is unavailable in early March, there will be two February meetings, with the March meeting brought forward to February 27th. Our May meeting will also be a week late (8th May) because of the bank holiday.

Trans Meet Up, 21 February, 7-9

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 at Broadway bar.

No More Valentines #2 and Queer Kaffe from Not your Model Minority

Yet more awesomeness in this mini-fest fundraising for QTIPOC Notts. No More Valentines 11 Feb from 5pm Chameleon Arts Café. Queer Kaffe  12 Feb 11.30am Sumac Centre

LGBT History Month Events

QT Notts made a poster promoting inclusive LGBT history – please circulate

galleries-of-justice-exhibition From 2 Feb

Intersections: In Conversation with Nottingham’s LGBT Community. Nottingham Contemporary, 5 Feb, 2pm

freeheld-film-showing, Broadway, 5 Feb 2pm.

Student Transitioning workshop at Nottingham Trent University hosted by Max (E+D Gender), Tom (Queer Officer), and Alex (Trans Officer). 6 Feb 7pm Mezze lounge, city campus

Responding to Hate Crime. Nottingham University 10 Feb 6.30

Storm Drenched Minds: a film screening. University of Nottingham, 16 Feb, 6.30pm

LGBT Health and Wellbeing Event. UoN JubileeCampus,17 Feb, 11am

Pride around the world. Nottingham Writer’s Studio 18 Feb 6pmpay-it-no-mind-web

Pay It No Mind screening. Broadway Cinema 19 Feb 11am

LGBT organising and the police: a discussion. Five Leaves Bookshop, 22 Feb, 7pm

DIVERCITY: Preventing and combating homophobia biphobia and transphobia: Best Practice Workshop, Loxley House, 23 Feb 5.30pm

Rainbow Refugees: LGBT rights and asylum law. University of Nottingham 28 Feb 4.30

More UoN Events

more-ntu-events  (will update as we get info)

Trans People in Sport

Interesting research happening at Loughborough University on this issue

Nottingham Women’s Centre – New Trans Inclusion Policy

The new non-binary inclusive policy is now available to view online (after 18 years of including trans women). Thanks to Notts Trans Hub members who helped with this.

Stonewall Consultation – a vision for change (for trans inclusion)

Many upcoming consultation events and you can register your interest for updates

Nottingham CCG Consultation outcomes

Many of us took part – email us if you want to be sent the final results

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. Please let us know anything you would like added.

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

Bulletin #23 January 2017

With some last minute words of support from Trans Space Notts about getting through the festive season, let us also be the first to wish you a all the best for 2017!

Coping with Christmas

For many trans people, this can be a challenging time. At the recent TSN support group meeting, members wrote down their best tips for getting through the holidays, and we made them into this slideshow. View transcript here

Note change of date!! Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 9th January, 7-9.

One week late because of the bank holiday. This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Trans Meet Up, 17 January, 7-9

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 at Broadway bar.

Nottingham Women’s Centre – New Trans Inclusion Policy

The centre have been welcoming trans women for 18 years now, however the policy needed an update to consider non-binary people and changes in language. They recently rolled out the new policy with supportive training to staff, so trans people should feel confidence in their approach to inclusion.

Notts Police Recruitment

“We are not yet fully representative and we are working to address this imbalance.  If you are from an under-represented group, we fully encourage you to consider joining our policing family.” Details here

Stonewall Survey

We do get a lot of surveys sent to us, but every little bit of research hopefully helps to understand our needs better. Here’s one for LGBT youth to complete

Oral history of psychiatric hospitals

If you have been an inpatient, please make sure trans stories are heard in this important research 

Chameleons New Website

This amazing group, which has been going for many years and is still going strong, has a new website which can be found here

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. Please let us know anything you would like added.

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

Bulletin #22 December 2016

This can be a difficult month for trans people – don’t forget there is community support in the shape of Trans Space Notts. We also have our informal meet-ups, and our Facebook group.

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

This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Trans Meet Up, 20 December, 7-9

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 at Broadway bar.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelit Vigil – Thank You

The vigil was an overwhelming success, a joint effort between community members and allies with support from the City Council and Nottingham City Homes. Thank you to everyone who was involved, and all who came together.

TDoR Radio Interview

Max Fisher, gender rep at NTU, speaks about TDoR here (from 30 mins in)

Trans4Me Open Evening, 14th December, Voluntary Centre, Mansfield Road,  5-7pm

All are welcome but we will need an RSVP as there are limited numbers of capacity. Flyer here

Healthwatch Nottinghamshire & Healthwatch Nottingham Survey

Collecting valuable information about the experiences of health care services from members of the LGBT community – please complete survey here

A second survey can be found here

Oral history of psychiatric hospitals

If you have been an inpatient, please make sure trans stories are heard in this important research 

Chameleons New Website

This amazing group, which has been going for many years and is still going strong, has a new website which can be found here

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. Please let us know anything you would like added.

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

Bulletin #21 November 2016

Don’t forget, if you don’t read it, you won’t know about it! So many wonderful events coming up in the next month.

Want to help us get even better? Please complete the surveys below.

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

Documentaries – warning

There have been a few calls for participants in documentaries lately that members of our community have raised concerns about. Please be vigilant and check it out with respected trans sources, e.g Trans Media Watch, before responding.

LGBT Health Event, 28th October, 5-8, Antenna, Beck St

A chance to come and talk to Volunteers from Nottingham Action for Trans Health and Notts Trans Hub, plus lots more health information and stalls. Info

QT Notts Walk, 6th November, 10.45 Victoria Bus Station

Trans led and trans friendly walk in Sherwood Forest, details here

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

This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Jack Monroe: Queer, Austere & Here: Sunday 13 November 2016 at 4pm

Jack Monroe talks austerity, gender identity and more at Nottingham Playhouse

Trans Meet Up, 15 November, 7-9

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 at Broadway bar.

Trans Lives: East Mids Nottingham Launch Event: Thursday 17 Nov, Broadway
A talk and Q & A with Nottingham-born trans rights activist, Paris Lees, and an introduction to the Trans Lives: East Mids oral history project. Book Here
Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelit Vigil, 20th November, 6pm

A community-led event, supported by the City Council. The event will be at 6.00 pm, 20th November, Barker Gate Resting Gardens (map here), as last year, with a low key meet up at Loxley House afterwards for warm drinks and gentle conversation.

Rights of Trans Children (UN)

One of our members has shared this important working document with us

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. Please let us know anything you would like added.

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