Bulletin #33 November 2017

This month’s bulletin contains details of our transgender day of remembrance vigil, new resources for the community, important consultation, and much more . . .

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets Monday 6 November, 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.

We are proposing (based on feedback) a slightly new format this month. To have 3 discussion groups as usual, but one group where there is no set topic. The 2 other topics are decided by a Facebook poll.

Topics for the meeting: (Meeting format). : The good things about being trans; mental health

Trans Meet Up, 21 November, 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 at Broadway bar.

Trans Swimming Group

Twice monthly group – see web page for details

Transgender Day of Remembrance – 20 November, 6pm

TDoR 2017 will be marked with a vigil on 20th November, at Barker Gate (St Mary’s) Rest Gardens, NG1 1JU, 6pm. Afterwards, the community are gathering at Broadway Bar Mezzanine Lounge from 7pm, where we have a private booking. Details and map/flyer

Gender Construction Kit

This amazing new website promises to be the go-to place for transition-related information and resources. Many local Nottingham people have contributed to its creation, and we hope you will link to it and share it widely

NHS Screening programmes for trans people

This helpful booklet gives essential information on cancer screening – please read and share Transgender_cross_programme_screening_leaflet July 2017

Old binders?

Did you know many trans people donate their old binders to morph? Check it out

Leicester Adult Trans Support and Inclusion Project

The first of regular consultation events on this upcoming funded project is Saturday 18th November at Leicester LGBT Centre. Tickets

New national trans mental health line – 0300 330 5468

If you identify as trans or non-binary, a new helpline offers support when you need it.  The line operates Mondays and Fridays, 8 pm to midnight and is run by trans volunteers

Research and consultation – please participate!!

Important! Public Health England (PHE) is inviting all UK trans people over 16 to complete this survey about reproductive health.

The impact of non-verbal therapy on male-to-female transgender transitioners – details

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
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Bulletin #32 October 2017

Do you have events, news, or consultations you would like to include in our bulletin? Email us with the information.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets Monday 2nd October, 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: Pre and post surgery issues; How can we look after each other or support others through transition?; Navigating the NHS or private care; What does Trans mean (our identities?); Being non-binary in a binary world

Trans Meet Up, 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 at Broadway bar.

Trans Swimming Group

Twice monthly group – see new web page for details

OWL – Out of the Well of Loneliness, for LGBT+ Community

A workshop to combat loneliness and isolation in the LGBT+ community.  Sunday, 29 October 2017 from 11:30 to 15:30 Nottingham Buddhist Centre

LGBT Season at Derby Theatre

Members of Notts Trans Hub are offered reduced price (£7) tickets for group bookings (6 or more) for the upcoming LGBT season. Quote code LGBT7 when booking

Action for Trans Heath Benefit Gig, Sheffield, 20th October

With Diet Cig, The Spook School, Anatomy – details

Part-time Telephone Helpline Practitioner Vacancy

To support people attending Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health (NCTH). This post will be based in London, but there is the possibility to work remotely.

Volunteers Needed – Transgender Day of Remembrance – 20 Nov

Marshalls and Readers wanted. It will be a community-led event which centres marginalised groups most affected. Email

New! Support for LGBT+ people in Notts county

LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire is new and has an array of services (LGBT Service Nottinghamshire Leaflet) for our community, including counselling @LGBTPlusNotts.

New national trans mental health line – 0300 330 5468

If you identify as trans or non-binary, a new helpline offers support when you need it.  The line operates Mondays and Fridays, 8 pm to midnight and is run by trans volunteers

Gender Identity Services Consultation

This crucial consultation about the services that affect us has now been extended. There is a consultation event next Saturday 7th in Sheffield and you can participate online here

Research and consultation – please participate!!

Please remember that participating in these consultations can make a huge difference to the treatment our community receives!

Important study into LGBT people with cancer – particularly looking for trans participants as this is a neglected area – details here

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 #31 September 2017

Do you have events, news, or consultations you would like to include in our bulletin? Email us with the information.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets Monday 4th September, 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: Practical self-care; Navigating the NHS or private care; Trans rights, law, and responsibilities; Coping methods for dysphoria

Trans Meet Up, 19 September, 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 at Broadway bar.

Trans Swimming Group

Twice monthly group – see new web page for details

Trans Lives: East Mids project survey

Loughborough University project to collect the stories and experiences of trans people in the East Midlands. Short survey to help trans people inform how the project takes shape

New! Support for LGBT+ people in Notts county

LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire is new and has an array of services (LGBT Service Nottinghamshire Leaflet) for our community, including counselling @LGBTPlusNotts.

New national trans mental health line – 0300 330 5468

If you identify as trans or non-binary, a new helpline offers support when you need it.  The line operates Mondays and Fridays, 8 pm to midnight and is run by trans volunteers

Research and consultation – please participate!!

Please remember that participating in these consultations can make a huge difference to the treatment our community receives!

Important trans heathcare survey

The following are repeats from last month:

Last chance: NHS England has launched a 12 week consultation on specialised gender identity services for adults (17 and above). The consultation is open until 30 September 2017.

Last chance: Make sure trans voices are heard in the UK Government’s LGBT survey

Important study into LGBT people with cancer – particularly looking for trans participants as this is a neglected area – details here

Training video for Police Service – complete this survey to say what issues you want highlighted.

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.

Know your rights if you are at a protest

Green and Black Cross have produced this handy guide to help trans protesters understand their rights during protests and if they are stopped, searched, or arrested by police

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 #30 August 2017

Do you have events, news, or consultations you would like to include in our bulletin? Email us with the information.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets Monday 7th August, 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: Navigating how you’re being read, gender-wise, Feeling out of place in trans spaces, Feeling out of place or alienated, Coping methids for dysphoria, Practical self-care, Coming out, Creative space (bring a written or drawn creative work – sorry no music)

Trans Meet Up, 15 August, 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 at Broadway bar.

Trans Swimming Group

Twice monthly group – see new web page for details

Notts Pride 29th July – March with us!!

This year, Pride has asked some of the groups that are more marginalised within LGBT+ organising to lead the march. Notts Trans Hub is very happy to be marching alongside QTIPOC Notts and representatives of the bi community, among others. We would love for you to come and join us, especially if you have not marched before. Meet us outside Hotel Chocolat at 11.15, or afterwards find our big Notts Trans Hub banner and do say hello – all under the trans umbrella, partners and allies welcome. (event page)

Nottingham Contemporary – Trans related events

Trans Artist Wu Tsang – exhibition until 28 August ( Details).  Writer Russell Christie will be doing a walkthrough of Wu Tsang’s work  at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 2nd

Giuseppe Campuzano, the philosopher, drag queen and activist who founded the Transvestite Museum of Peru: artefacts and archive material hosted from August 1st. August 24th, Seminar to discuss a translation of the writings.

New Trans Podcast “T and Cake”

Nottingham based podcast discussing trans issues

LGBT+ film event Friday 28 July

LGBT+ Film screening at the Malt Cross, starting at 6:30, register by email

Trans Lives: East Mids project survey

Loughborough University project to collect the stories and experiences of trans people in the East Midlands. Short survey to help trans people inform how the project takes shape

Research and consultation

NHS England has launched a 12 week consultation on specialised gender identity services for adults (17 and above). The consultation is open until 30 September 2017.

Make sure trans voices are heard in the UK Government’s LGBT survey

Important study into LGBT people with cancer – particularly looking for trans participants as this is a neglected area – details here

Training video for Police Service – complete this survey to say what issues you want highlighted.

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.

Know your rights if you are at a protest

Green and Black Cross have produced this handy guide to help trans protesters understand their rights during protests and if they are stopped, searched, or arrested by police

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

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 #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