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.
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.
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
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.
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