Bulletin #40 June 2018

Need support? Don’t forget there’s now a helpline for people using or waiting for Notts GIC – use it or lose it! GISL Flyer 

Gendered Intelligence Supportline for Notts GIC – Tues, Thurs, Sat 1-6pm:

– 020 7832 5813 (they can call you back)
– Message: 07592650496
– supportline@genderedintelligence.co.uk

Mindline Trans+ Helpline

Another national helpline is MindLine Trans+ 0300 330 5468 – Mondays and Fridays from 8pm to midnight.

GDPR Information

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

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 4th June, 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): Managing difficult family relationships (re being trans); Navigating the NHS while trans; Non medical transition options/not transitioning; Final group has no set topic

Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 19 June, 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.

New Group for parents and other supporters of trans people

Following our networking day for parents, we are setting up a Facebook Group that hopes to lead to live meet-ups for parents, partners and other family members and supporters of trans people. Please message our gateway page with a bit about yourself to be let into the group

Trans*, a talk by Jack Halberstam, June 5

At Five Leaves Bookshop, 7pm. Details

Notts Trans Picnic, 16 June, 12-6

Dedicated to providing a safe space for all trans people, their families and significant others. Outside DH Lawrence Pavilion, University of Nottingham. Open mic, gender neutral toilets, bring a blanket

Diasphoria Reading Group, Wed 13 June, 2pm

Alongside the Fire Rooster exhibition, this reading group will discuss moments where memory and imagination intersect with brown, queer and non-binary gender identities.

Trans Youth Camps

Gendered Intelligence is running a number of camps this summer

Free Information Sheets

One of our members has produced a number of free to use top tips and terms and definitions info sheets to help support trans people. Find them here

Mid Notts – Evening GP Appointments

All patients registered  with a GP practice in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood can now book GP appointments between 6.30 and 8pm and Saturday mornings – just ask at your usual GP practice. Flyer: Weekends Evenings GP

New Art Exchange – Hail the Dark Lioness

In this touring exhibition by Autograph ABP, South African visual activist Zanele Muholi presents their ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning Hail, the Dark Lioness in isiZulu). Muholi uses their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.

South Asian Sisters Speak

We’ve been asked to share details about this network – their work is aimed at women though all genders have attended previous events. They are primarily based in London but are reaching out to the Midlands more too. LGBT+ friendly Safer Space. InstagramTwitter – Podcasts

Gender Recognition Act Reform

TransActual UK is campaigning for reforms to the UK Gender Recognition Act. See their  handy guide. To view and order their information leaflets

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 #39 May 2018

Now on Twitter: Follow us @NottsTransHub

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 14th May, 7-9

**Don’t forget it will be a week late due to bank holiday**

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): (Re)defining your sexuality (e.g. while transitioning), and other sexuality issues; Confidence & Strategies around community organising; Mental health coping strategies; Final group has no set topic

Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 15 May, 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.

New Group for parents and other supporters of trans people

Following our networking day for parents, we are looking into setting up a Facebook Group and live meet-ups for parents, partners and other family members and supporters of trans people. Please drop us a line if you are interested in helping or joining

Annual trans friendly Bluebell Walk, Wollaton Hall, 5 May, 12.00

Trans led LGBTIQA group QT Notts’ Annual walk – easygoing, friendly and very pretty

Mid Notts – Evening GP Appointments

All patients registered  with a GP practice in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood can now book GP appointments between 6.30 and 8pm and Saturday mornings – just ask at your usual GP practice. Flyer: Weekends Evenings GP

New Art Exchange – Hail the Dark Lioness

In this touring exhibition by Autograph ABP, South African visual activist Zanele Muholi presents their ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning Hail, the Dark Lioness in isiZulu). Muholi uses their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.

LGBT Events at Five Leaves Bookshop

Champions of Equality: trade unions and LGBT rights 7pm on Wed 9th May £3 including refreshments.

Queer Comrades, with Hongwei Bao Wed 23 May 7pm – free with refreshments provided.
Book launch about queer life in China. Hongwei Bao has written the first book on gay identity and queer activism in the People’s Republic of China

Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk

South Asian Sisters Speak

We’ve been asked to share details about this network – their work is aimed at women though all genders have attended previous events. They are primarily based in London but are reaching out to the Midlands more too. LGBT+ friendly Safer Space. InstagramTwitter – Podcasts

Beyond Belief

In April, an episode of Radio 4’s Beyond Belief featured Sheffield-based trans Buddhist, listen here

Gender Recognition Act Reform

Struggling to plough through the forests of misinformation out there about prospective reforms to the GRA? A member shared this handy guide

UoN Staff or Student? Trans event May 29

My experience as a transgender woman

New pilot helpline for patients of Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health

Gendered Intelligence offers you a trans led, confidential & independent telephone support service. Giving information, wellbeing advice & support to navigate your transition.

CALL: 020 7832 5813. Tuesday Thursday  & Saturday 1-6 pm GISL Flyer 

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 #38 April 2018

We are now on Twitter!

Follow us @NottsTransHub

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 9th April, 7-9

**Don’t forget it will be a week late for the next 2 months, due to bank hols**

TSN is a semi-structured support group for all people 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): Parents, friends and colleagues… our interactions with. Both positive and negative experiences; Non-binary discussion space. The challenges of being accepted as trans without all or any surgeries, and any other NB-centric subjects; Third group has no set topic

Trans Meet Up, 17 April, 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.

 Parents of Trans Kids: Awareness and Networking Day – Saturday April 28th, 10-3

A day to bring together parents for mutual support and developing understanding, led by two trainer/therapists. Details.

New pilot helpline for patients of Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health

Gendered Intelligence offers you a trans led, confidential & independent telephone support service. Giving information, wellbeing advice & support to navigate your transition.

CALL: 020 7832 5813. Tuesday Thursday  & Saturday 1-6 pm GISL Flyer 

Limitless – all gender inclusive strength sports event, 29 April, Burton

A strength competition where categories are divided by ability as opposed to the traditional ‘men’s’ and ‘women’s’ format. There are three ability categories, and the basic premise is that those entering pick the level that best suits their ability. Trans/NB friendly. Details here

Queer Birdwatching, 15th April

The ever-popular QT Notts Birdwatching day at Attenborough, deferred from March due to the weather. Fully trans inclusive. Meet in the car park at 11am by the notice boards.

Notts Trans Hub goes to Trans Pride Leeds

Trans Pride Leeds will take place between 25th March – 6th April 2018 with the pride march taking place on Saturday 31st March coinciding with Trans Day of Visibility. Sadly, NTH organisers are no longer able to attend with banner, but we hope everyone has an amazing time. There is an event page for organising travel on our Facebook Group.

Free Talk on ScarWork, Leicester, April 10, 6.30

Including Live Demo and Taster Sessions. A gentle, non-invasive treatment for all types of scars that improves mobility, sensation and can improve physical appearance

Hate Crime Consultation – ensuring trans voices are heard

All the info on the Consultation and the draft Plan will be uploaded here

New LGBTQ+ Nightclub – survey

“Legacy Nightclubs”are in the process of opening a venue here in Nottingham. What would you like to see? They want to hear from you – survey

Guidance to GPs for prescribing hormones

This new guidance document may be useful to some: Primary Care Responsibilities In Regard To Requests by Private On-Line Medical Service Providers to Prescribe Hormone Treat

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 #37 March 2018

New pilot helpline for patients of Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health

Gendered Intelligence offers you a trans led, confidential & independent telephone support service. Giving information, wellbeing advice & support to navigate your transition.

CALL: 020 7832 5813. Tuesday Thursday  & Saturday 1-6 pm GISL Flyer

**Trans Space Notts (TSN): no March meeting**

However, our AGM will be Monday 19 March, 7-8pm, at the Sumac Centre. All welcome to attend, but please email us to let us know you’re coming.

TSN dates 2018 – please put them in your diary!: 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 9 Apr, 14 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 3 Dec. further details here.

Trans Meet Up, 20 March, 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.

2018 dates: Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18

Screening of “A Fantastic Woman” and panel discussion 5 March

Broadway Cinema is screening this Chilean film, centring a trans character portrayed by a trans woman. Available 2-8 March, but panel discussion including local trans people is on 5th March, after the 7pm screening, and a group from NTH will be going to this.

Queer Birdwatching, 17th March

The ever-popular QT Notts Birdwatching day at Attenborough. Fully trans inclusive. Meet in the car park at 11am by the notice boards.

Notts Trans Hub goes to Trans Pride Leeds

Trans Pride Leeds will take place between 25th March – 6th April 2018 with the pride march taking place on Saturday 31st March coinciding with Trans Day of Visibility. NTH will be joining the march with our banner, setting off from Victoria Gardens (outside Leeds gallery) at 12. Come and join us! There is an event page for organising travel on our Facebook Group.

LGBT+ Short Film event 2 Mar 6.30

LGBT+short film event – 4 short, upbeat and positive films to celebrate our community, Each followed by a brief, structured discussion.

Awareness and Networking Day for parents of trans kids

We are planning a day to bring together parents for mutual support and developing understanding, led by two trainer/therapists. Please email us for further information.

Hate Crime Consultation – ensuring trans voices are heard

All the info on the Consultation and the draft Plan will be uploaded here

New LGBTQ+ Nightclub – survey

“Legacy Nightclubs”are in the process of opening a venue here in Nottingham. What would you like to see? They want to hear from you – survey

Trans Games Group

Details here or in NTH Facebook group. Look for the Rubik’s cube to find the group.

Fancy a regular inclusive LGBT+ Café evening in Nottingham?

Watch this space for forthcoming plans and take the survey here

Guidance to GPs for prescribing hormones

This new guidance document may be useful to some: Primary Care Responsibilities In Regard To Requests by Private On-Line Medical Service Providers to Prescribe Hormone Treat

Nottingham Women’s Centre – looking for trustees and feedback

Details here of trustee role, and email notts trans hub if you have any feedback about improving access to the centre

Did you know you’re protected under the Data Protection Act?

The Information Commissioners Office are the people to turn to if your records are not being kept properly – if they are inaccurate or out of date (e.g. regarding a change of name), or if your data outs you as trans and you have a GRC, they may be able to help.

Complaining to the NHS

It can be hard knowing who to approach when something goes wrong. Following a thread about this on our Facebook Group, we thought we would summarise the useful advice about different complaint routes here on our website

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 #36 February 2018

LGBT History month is upon us, and there are lots of exciting things happening in Nottingham, plus the regular community meets . . .

**TSN Note: 2 dates in February, none in March**

TSN dates 2018 – please put them in your diary!: 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 9 Apr, 14 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 3 Dec.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Mondays 5th and 26th February, 7-9

TSN is 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 TSN meetings: (Meeting format):

Feb 5: 1. Special interests and things we do to keep busy; 2. What does Trans mean: Being “trans enough”/our identities; Third group has no set topic

Feb 26: 1. How to deal with internet bullying; 2. Gender euphoria; Third group has no set topic

Trans Meet Up, 20 February, 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.

2018 dates: Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18

Creative day, Sun 11th Feb, 11-5

We have booked the downstairs room at Nottingham Writer’s Studio for the day so we can come together and do art, crafts and writing together, following the enormous success of the creative space at the last TSN group. Open to all people under the trans umbrella and anyone questioning.

Bring vegan/veggie food to share or your own lunch if you prefer.

If you would like to do a demonstration or mini-workshop within the space, please let us know! More details the Facebook Group, or email us

Trans Swimming Group

Twice monthly group – see web page for details

Trans Games Group

Details here or in NTH Facebook group. Look for the Rubik’s cube to find the group.

No more valentines #3 – Chameleon Art Café, 10 Feb, 3pm onwards

Another year of this very inclusive queer event

Fancy a regular inclusive LGBT+ Café evening in Nottingham?

Watch this space for forthcoming plans and take the survey here

LGBT History Month Events

The Queer China Studies Working Group at University of Nottingham and The Taiwan Studies Programme will be exploring LGBTQ+ activism and culture in Contemporary China and LGBTQ+ issues and marriage equality in Taiwan. Details

7 Feb, 5.30pm NO EASY WALK TO FREEDOM Film + Q&A – tells the story of the struggle to strike down section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises same-sex sexual behaviour in India

Quintimacy

Check out this series of trans-friendly intimacy workshops in Leicester

Nottingham Women’s Centre – looking for trustees

Details here

Did you know you’re protected under the Data Protection Act?

The Information Commissioners Office are the people to turn to if your records are not being kept properly – if they are inaccurate or out of date (e.g. regarding a change of name), or if your data outs you as trans and you have a GRC, they may be able to help.

Complaining to the NHS

It can be hard knowing who to approach when something goes wrong. Following a thread about this on our Facebook Group, we thought we would summarise the useful advice about different complaint routes here on our website

 

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 #35 January 2018

All of us at Notts Trans Hub and Trans Space Notts would like to wish everyone in our community, our supporters, friends, family and allies all the very best for 2018 . . . here’s hoping for all kinds of positive progress, both personal and collective, for all of us!

Reflections on 2017

This was the year that Trans Space Notts, our funded support group, and Notts Trans Hub, our community-led hub, consolidated their relationship with each other, even though they are still separate entities. Our Facebook group now has 280 members, our bulletin goes out to over 200 people by email alone, and we generally get more than 15 people at each NTH social and TSN support group.

We continue to have a broad and inclusive approach to community – everybody is “trans enough” and we recognise the strength of our community is in its diversity. Once again this year we were able to have a community-led TDoR vigil, which was attended by around 40 people, and a big group of us marched together at Pride with a banner we painted as a group.[image: some of the NTH and TSN volunteers with our hand painted banner at Pride]

Once again this year our Facebook group was abuzz with chat over Christmas Day and Boxing Day as we supported each other through a time that can be tricky for so many people. Thanks so much to all who volunteered their time, or just hung out with everybody and made the group a warm and comforting place to be.

Many more volunteers are now on board for both NTH and TSN, so 2018 will bring new possibilities for us to support each other, work with the organisations that can support us, and generally make things brilliant for trans people in Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.

Thank you to everyone who makes this happen in big and small ways – simply by showing up, YOU make a difference and help other trans people feel less alone.

Gender Clinic – new address, and typo alert!

Hopefully most patients will by now have got a letter saying the clinic has moved to 12 Broad St. However, please note the phone number in the body of the letter is incorrect – the correct number is 0115 8760160, as listed on the top right of the letter.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets Monday 8 January, 7-9

Note we will be a week late because of the Bank Holiday on the 1st! We may have to use a different room, but the venue will be same as usual.

TSN is 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).: Our relationship with spirituality/religion as trans people; Coming out! Talking to cis folk about gender identity; Third group has no set topic

Trans Meet Up, 16 January, 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. Please put 2018 dates in your diary: Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18

Creative day, Sun 11th Feb

More details in next bulletin, but put this in your diary! We are booking a large room at Nottingham Writer’s Studio for the day so we can come together and do art, crafts and writing together, following the enormous success of the creative space at the last TSN group. If you would like to do a demonstration or mini-workshop within the space, please let us know!

Trans Swimming Group

Twice monthly group – see web page for details

New trans Games Group – upcoming dates

Sat 13th Jan 10am onwards at Warhammer World Lenton (get off at Gregory St Tram stop Toton Lane line)

Sun 21st Jan noon onwards at National Videogame Arcade Nottingham.

Sat 27th Jan noon onwards at Dice Cup Cafe Nottingham.

Details here or in NTH Facebook group. Look for the Rubik’s cube to find the group.

Complaining to the NHS

It can be hard knowing who to approach when something goes wrong. Following a thread about this on our Facebook Group, we thought we would summarise the useful advice about different complaint routes here on our website

Guide for body therapists

This excellent guide has been created to help therapists who work with trans people’s bodies

LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire

Did you know this service offers counselling, 1:1 support, 16-25 trans specific group, 11+ LGBT+ group, Parent & carer group? Details

LGBT+ Short Films Event – your help needed

NCBI are looking for volunteers to help plan their next events – LGBT+ film event planning meeting

Getting gender questions right on forms

Asking about gender on forms is a Notts Trans Hub guide to monitoring forms and other places where you might ask about gender. Email us for the document in other formats.

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

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

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 #34 December 2017

Whether you celebrate, don’t celebrate, hide or feel ambivalence about this time of year, we at Notts Trans Hub would like to wish our community warmth, safety, peace and acceptance over the coming month, and continuing into the New Year.

Coping with Christmas

For many trans people, whether they observe Christmas or not, this can be a challenging time of year, from sensory overload and the unavoidable Xmas messages everywhere, to dealing with family or estrangement. At last year’s 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

As last year, Notts Trans Hub will make a rota so that there are people online on the Facebook group to chat to on Xmas day and Boxing day.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets Monday 4 December, 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).: Resisting that little transphobic voice in our heads; Creative space (bring a work to share); Third group has no set topic

Trans Meet Up, 19 December, 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

New trans Games Group – two upcoming dates

Sat 2nd 10am onwards at Warhammer World Lenton (get off at Gregory St Tram stop Toton Lane line)

Sat 30th noon onwards at Dice Cup Cafe Nottingham. Look for the Rubik’s cube to find the group. More details here or in NTH Facebook group.

LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire

Did you know this service offers counselling, 1:1 support, 16-25 trans specific group, 11+ LGBT+ group, Parent & carer group? Details

LGBT+ Short Films Event – your help needed

NCBI are looking for volunteers to help plan their next events – LGBT+ film event planning meeting

Transgender Day of Remembrance – Thank you

Thanks to all who helped out and spoke at the TDoR vigil, and to Rosey Donovan at the City Council for her tireless support. Here’s a blog about the event from one local attendee.

Getting gender questions right on forms

Asking about gender on forms is a Notts Trans Hub guide to monitoring forms and other places where you might ask about gender. Email us for the document in other formats.

Flat in trans friendly housing co-op

Banna Housing co-op are looking for a new member.

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

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

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

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.

This survey checks people’s experiences of courts and police in many settings, from hate crime and community organising to demos and arrests:  Survey on The Experiences of Transgender People in the Criminal Justice System

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