Bulletin #29, July 2017

Notts Trans Hub belongs to the whole trans community. We work hard to ensure the consultation and inclusion of diverse and marginalised voices, and our aim is to provide service to the community rather than leadership of the community. We encourage everyone to take ownership of this resource, and to use it to bring people together for mutual aid, awareness and understanding.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 3rd July, 7-9

A semi-structured support group for all people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them further details here.

Topics for the meeting: (Meeting format). We will pick 3 from the following topics: Feeling out of space or alienated; Depiction in the media; Coping methods for dysphoria; Practical self-care; Coming out

Trans Meet Up, 18 July, 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.

Divercity – LGBT Lives, Five Leaves Bookshop, 25 July, 7pm

Researchers at Middlesex University have been researching the lives of LGBT people in Nottingham. At this session the researchers will present their initial findings

New Top Tips Documents for trans and LGB+ people

Produced by EMAHSN in consultation with community members, these documents are available in print and audio form to help services improve their competence

Trans Artist Wu Tsang – exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary until 28 August

Check it out! Details.

Re-Performing Gender Exhibition at Backlit gallery, 28 June

A showcase event in response to the performing gender exhibition at Backlit Gallery  in Sneinton

New Trans Podcast “T and Cake”

Nottingham based podcast discussing trans issues

Notts Pride – 29 July volunteers wanted

Notts Pride is on the 29th July this year (event page). They are currently also looking for volunteers.

Research

Kate Arnold at the University of Nottingham is looking for trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people (18+) to interview re research about their experiences of all aspects of the healthcare system.  email for info.

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 #28 June 2017

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

A semi-structured support group for all people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them further details here.

Topics for the meeting: (Meeting format). We will pick 3 from the following topics: The good things about being trans; What does Trans mean (our identities); How can we support others, especially in the earlier stages of transition….; Surgery fear; Depiction in the media; Practical self care; Coping methods for dysphoria.

Trans Meet Up, 20 June, 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.

Notts Trans Picnic June 10, 12-4pm, Lakeside Arts Centre

“Theme: Breaking Down Walls”. This picnic is about celebrating Trans identity. During the event there will an open mic session, various information stalls and the opportunity to network. You are welcome to bring your own food to the picnic or alternatively food can be purchased from the Lakeside Café.”

Trans Artist Wu Tsang – exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary until 28 August

Check it out! Details. While you’re out and about also check out the exhibition on Performing Gender at Backlit Gallery  in Sneinton

North Nottinghamshire Equality Parade, Worksop Pride Sat 8th July 11am

The parade will be open to the whole community including LGBT+ and allies, young and old

New Trans Podcast “T and Cake”

Nottingham based podcast discussing trans issues

Notts Pride – 29 July volunteers wanted

Notts Pride is on the 29th July this year (event page). They are currently also looking for volunteers.

Free LGBT+ Masterclass, 13 June

Do you know workers who could use some awareness training? Free EMAHSN LGBT+ Masterclass for health, social care, academic and research staff 10-3, in Nottingham

Max Fisher – re-elected as Equality and Diversity Officer for Gender at Nottingham Trent University 2017-2018

“I will be continuing my work to support transgender students through reviewing policies, pushing for gender neutral toilets, and running transitioning workshops. I also aim to campaign about staying safe, and getting free rape alarms available alongside free contraception.”

Surveys

Trans/non-binary people invited to take part in study on emotions, wellbeing and self-care

Study exploring transgender women’s beliefs, attitudes and expectations/experiences of menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Healthwatch

Healthwatch Nottingham and Healthwatch Nottinghamshire published their report looking into experiences of health and care services from the LGBT community

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

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 #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