Bulletin #47 January 2019

Here’s wishing all our members and subscribers a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2019! All the little things you do to bring our community together are appreciated – your presence, your hellos, your smiles, your passing on information, your Just Being You.

Special thanks to all our hardworking volunteers.

2018 has been another amazing, busy year. We contributed to that very stressful government consultation; we helped with a health event in Mansfield to try and expand our ties outside Nottingham city; we launched our new Supporters Group, which now meets regularly; we expanded our monthly support group space as more and more people have come along and we needed to split off into different rooms so it isn’t overwhelming.

One of our founders, Onni Gust, was awarded a medal by Universit[Onni Gust, a non-binary person with short hair and a patterned shirt, recieives a medal from another person with bobbed hair and a blue flowery dress]y of Nottingham for their amazing contribution to the community, and volunteer Sam Kaner led an inspiring event at Nottingham Contemporary commemorating TDOR.

SUPPORT LINE STILL OPEN

We said in the last bulletin the Gendered Intelligence Support Line for Notts Centre for Transgender Health was closing, we spoke too soon! They have now renewed their funding.

This is an amazing resource, with qualified, independent staff at the end of the line – please encourage people to use it.

The support line is open on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays from 1pm-6pm. Call 020 7832 5813 or message/WhatsApp to 07592 650496 or email supportline@genderedintelligence.co.uk

More details linked here

 

CHANGE IN TERMS

We strive to improve on inclusive language all the time. Our definition of “trans” includes all those who want to be included, particularly non-binary people. But the word “trans” is not a good fit for everyone who we would like to include. After research and discussion, we are trialling “trans and gender divergent” as a more inclusive expression of who we include in our support remit, and would appreciate any feedback on this.

EVENTS

Trans4me Youth Group, every Wednesday term time, 5-7pm

The group has moved to a new venue but is going strong. Best to text/ring Sharon on 07958 194768 before attending for the first time. N.B: Doesn’t run during school holidays. trans4me flyer linked here (Note: the map on the flyer is not accurate)

Brand new LGBT+ youth group opening in Long Eaton!

For more details contact 01332 207704 or youthservices@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk @DerbyshireLGBT #LGBT

https://www.derbyshirelgbt.org.uk

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

**please note the venue has asked that members do not arrive too early, as we only have the room from 7pm**

Topics for the TSN meeting: (Meeting format link here): Not feeling trans enough/ not transitioning/ de-transitioning; Non-binary discussion space; Trans and autism space; Navigating changes in how you’re being read; Final group has no set topic.

TSN is a semi-structured support group for all adults who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them further details link here. It is usually the first Monday of every month, contact us for venue details. Attendance is free and we have a travel fund to help anyone reach the group who could not otherwise.

Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 15 January, 7-9ish

The informal trans meet-up/social is always 3rd Tuesday of the month. Open to all trans and gender divergent people and Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies (SOFFAs), meet upstairs (usually in the end room) at Broadway bar.

OTHER STUFF

Trans Survival Guide

We have put together a pdf with some essential information for trans people – support, name change, rights, etc – Notts Trans Hub Survival Guide

Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who needs it, as with our other information booklet, Asking about gender on forms

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.

GDPR Information

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

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 #46 December 2018

A big thank you to Sam Kaner for organising and leading the Notts Trans Hub TDoR event at Nottingham Contemporary. Hear more about it here (CN for transphobic violence and suicide mentions).

A second big thank you to the big group of eager volunteers who attended the TSN training day, great to have you all on board!

HELPLINES

With the sad news that the helpline for Notts Gender Clinic is soon to close, we put this list of helplines together for those affected by issues around TDoR:

  • MIND Trans+ helpline 0300 330 5468 (Mon/Fri)
  • Trans Survivors Helpline 01273 204050 (Sun)
  • Galop LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428
  • Samaritans 116 123 jo@samaritans.org – (24/7)
  • Local abuse helpline: 0808 800 0340 (women/non-binary)
    0115 960 5556 (men/non-binary)
  • Cruse (Bereavement) 0115 9244404 nottinghamshire@cruse.org.uk
  • Nottinghamshire VictimCARE 0800 304 7575 – admin@nottsvictimcare.org.uk
    The lines open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm
    Outside of these hours call the 24 hour National Victims’ Information Line
    on 0808 168 9293

HOLIDAY BLUES?

Whether or not we celebrate Christmas, this can be a tough time of year – early twilight, busy crowds, work pressures and sensory overwhelm, relentless messages of family and togetherness not everyone clicks with, and other triggers mean we need to take extra care of each other. Our usual TSN meet up on Monday will include bringing and sharing food, so come along and get some support. Don’t forget the social at Broadway on 18 December too.

As usual, our Notts Trans Hub Facebook group will have extra volunteers online for Christmas Day and Boxing Day so there will be someone to chat to if anyone is feeling lost or lonely or having family trouble.

EVENTS

Trans4me Youth Group, every Wednesday 5-7

The group has moved to a new venue but is going strong. Best to text/ring Sharon on 07958 194768 before attending for the first time. N.B: Doesn’t run during school holidays. trans4me flyer (Note: the map on the flyer is not accurate)

Brand new LGBT+ youth group opening in Long Eaton!

For more details contact 01332 207704 or youthservices@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk @DerbyshireLGBT #LGBT

https://www.derbyshirelgbt.org.uk

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 3rd December, 7-9

**please note the venue has asked that members do not arrive too early, as we only have the room from 7**

Bring and share food this month (if you want to) as well as the usual structure.

Topics for the TSN meeting: (Meeting format):  Holiday season is upon us, and it’s not always easy. Coping strategies and ideas; Religion and / or spirituality for trans people; Being trans in the workplace. Showing our true selves / dealing with any issues; Final group has no set topic.

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. Attendance is free and we have a travel fund to help anyone reach the group who could not otherwise.

Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 18 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 (usually in the end room) at Broadway bar.

OTHER STUFF

Trans Survival Guide

We have put together a pdf with some essential information for trans people – support, name change, rights, etc – Notts Trans Hub Survival Guide

Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who needs it, as with our other information booklet, Asking about gender on forms

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.

GDPR Information

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

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 #45 November 2018

November is a tough month for trans people with TDoR being an emotional time, and many of us are still reeling from the aftermath of GRA consultation campaigning. So, this month please be extra compassionate to the trans people in your life, and if you’re trans, that means you!

EVENTS

TSN Training Day, 17th November, 11.30-3.30

TSN and NTH run through the hard work of a dedicated bunch of volunteers. We need volunteers to help with all kinds of different things from design and fundraising to group facilitation. Come to our training day to find out more! Email for details.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 5th November, 7-9

**please note the venue has asked that members do not arrive too early, as we only have the room from 7**

Topics for the TSN meeting: (Meeting format): Mental health mutual support. A space to discuss the complexity of navigating MH services whilst trans; Recovering from the GRA consultation debacle (and negative campaigning); Gender euphoria, or the good things about being trans. Positive stories, etc; Final group has no set topic.

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.

New! Mobility Fund for TSN

If you would like to come to TSN but struggle with mobility (either for mental or physical health reasons, which you do not need to disclose), we have limited funds to cover the cost of a taxi.  Message our Facebook page or email for how to book.

TDOR/ Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 20 November

The main NTH event on 20th November will be Notts Trans Hub’s TDOR event at Nottingham Contemporary.

A few folks who would be overwhelmed by this event or cannot access it for other reasons will still be doing the usual social meet-up upstairs at Broadway Bar.

Lara Monmoth: LGBTQZX – November 6th Lord Roberts Pub

This is going to be good! Award-winning show about gender, retro gaming, silliness, karaoke.

CN Lester at Five Leaves Bookshop, 16 November

In conjunction with Trans Lives East Midlands and Notts Trans Hub, CN will be talking about their book, Trans Like Me. Booking essential.

OTHER STUFF

Voice Coaching Documentary

We can provide a higher res copy of this documentary, by Tellyjuice, if anyone wants to show it 

Domestic Violence and Abuse Helplines

Advice and Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People in Abusive Relationships. DV Leaflet.

  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans  Women – 0808 800 0340
  • Gay, Bisexual, Trans Men – 0115 960 5556
  • Non-Binary people – 0808 800 0340 or 0115 960 5556

Group for supporters of trans people

The group for parents, partners and other family/supporters of trans people have regular meetups. Please message our gateway page with a bit about yourself to be let into the group.

New Trans Survival Guide!!

We have put together a pdf with some essential information for trans people – support, name change, rights, etc – Notts Trans Hub Survival Guide

Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who needs it, as with our other information booklet, Asking about gender on forms

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.

GDPR Information

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

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 #44 October 2018

THANK YOU

We want to give a big ‘thank you’ to Lush for raising £278.79 for our TSN mobility fund – this means people can get to the group more easily by taxi if they have problems accessing it.

Thanks also to Max Fisher for doing the Robin Hood Mile by wheelchair and raising £125 for TSN (It’s not too late to donate).

GOOD NEWS

Perhaps our readers could do with some signs that things are getting better? Reuters have just released international poll results that demonstrate here and abroad, the majority are in favour of trans civil rights.

Meanwhile NHS England have released new and improved service specifications for trans healthcare. 

Finally, cheer yourself up with this awesome video from trans ally Grace Petrie – you may even spot some of our group members in the crowd!

EVENTS

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 1st October, 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): Sharing approaches to self care; How to cope with discrimination; The good things about being part of the trans community; Final group has no set topic.

New! Mobility Fund for TSN

If you would like to come to TSN but struggle with mobility (either for mental or physical health reasons, which you do not need to disclose), we have limited funds to cover the cost of a taxi.  Message our Facebook page or email us for how to book.

Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 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 (usually in the back room) at Broadway bar.

Come as You Are Tour, A festival of trans, non-binary and gender queer theatre.

A pop up festival touring the UK, including Derby theatre in October. Headlined by the award-winning show Bullish by Milk Presents, the festival will celebrate and interrogate all the world’s issues regarding female, male, between and beyond.

Want to be on Derby Theatre’s community board? They are looking for trans voices – email for info.

Lara Monmoth: LGBTQZX – November 6th Lord Roberts Pub

Award-winning show about gender, retro gaming, silliness, karaoke.

CN Lester at Five Leaves Bookshop, 16 November

In conjunction with Trans Lives East Midlands and Notts Trans Hub, CN will be talking about their book, Trans Like Me. Booking essential.

OTHER STUFF

Voice Coaching Documentary

We can provide a higher res copy of this documentary, by Tellyjuice, if anyone wants to show it 

Domestic Violence and Abuse Helplines

Advice and Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People in Abusive Relationships. DV Leaflet.

  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans  Women – 0808 800 0340
  • Gay, Bisexual, Trans Men – 0115 960 5556
  • Non-Binary people – 0808 800 0340 or 0115 960 5556

Two important consultations

Finishing October 5, this LGBT Health and Social Care Consultation is important

The GRA consultation deadline is 19th October, don’t forget to complete it.

Here’s guidance from Stonewall UK, TransActual, the government

Goup for supporters of trans people

The group for parents, partners and other family/supporters of trans people have regular meetups. Please message our gateway page with a bit about yourself to be let into the group.

New Trans Survival Guide!!

We have put together a pdf with some essential information for trans people – support, name change, rights, etc – Notts Trans Hub Survival Guide

Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who needs it, as with our other information booklet, Asking about gender on forms

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.

GDPR Information

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

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 #43 September 2018

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 3rd September, 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): Creative Space (bring a work to share); Mental Health, sharing of own experience and strategies for coping; New to this (am I trans? and other questions); Final group has no set topic.

New! Mobility Fund for TSN

If you would like to come to TSN but struggle with mobility (either for mental or physical health reasons, which you do not need to disclose), we have limited funds to cover the cost of a taxi.  You can either bring a receipt we will refund, or we can pay the taxi when it arrives if you let us know in advance.

Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 18 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 (usually in the back room) at Broadway bar.

Notts Trans Hub will be at:
LGBTQ+ Health & Wellbeing FREE Event

We would love trans people and their supporters from mid Notts to come and say hi to Notts Trans Hub at this event! Health Event

Saturday 29 September 2018 10am to 2pm at Community House, Wood Street  Mansfield NG18 1QA FREE refreshments email  or call 01623 392222 for info or any access or special requirements for the day

Come as You Are Tour, A festival of trans, non-binary and gender queer theatre.

A pop up festival touring the UK, including Derby theatre in October. Headlined by the award-winning show Bullish by Milk Presents, the festival will celebrate and interrogate all the world’s issues regarding female, male, between and beyond.

Domestic Violence and Abuse Helplines

Advice and Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People in Abusive Relationships DV Leaflet.

  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans  Women – 0808 800 0340
  • Gay, Bisexual, Trans Men – 0115 960 5556
  • Non-Binary people – 0808 800 0340 or 0115 960 5556


Gender Recognition Act Reform Consultation

The consultation deadline is 19th October, don’t forget to complete it.

Here’s guidance from Stonewall UK, TransActual, the government

2017 Mental Health Survey Report for LGBT+ People in Nottinghamshire

CN suicide/self harm

Important health findings for the trans community: 60% of trans respondents had self harmed at some point and 48% had attempted suicide (4 times figures for straight people). Trans people are also less likely to access health checks and screenings, the report states. 2017 Mental Health Survey Report for LGBT+ People in Nottinghamshire

New e-learning for pharmacists from UoN

Supporting medically under-served patients with their medicines” – with a handy video on trans inclusion that could be useful for other healthcare workers

New group for supporters of trans people

The group for parents, partners and other family/supporters of trans people has now had it’s first live meet-up – we hear it went great! Please message our gateway page with a bit about yourself to be let into the group

New Trans Survival Guide!!

We have put together a pdf with some essential information for trans people – support, name change, rights, etc – Notts Trans Hub Survival Guide

Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who needs it, as with our other information booklet, Asking about gender on forms

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.

GDPR Information

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

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 #42 August 2018

Notts Pride, July 28, 2018

Stop the presses! Notts Trans Hub will be going large and marching at this year’s Notts Pride en masse with our banner – it’s really crucial we are visible at this tricky time, and we invite all trans people, family, allies and friends to come march with us. It’s our march too and we will keep people safe and not engage with hate but leave that to cis allies who have prepared to do this.

Notts Pride have made a statement following events at London Pride.

We also have some info about GRA reforms to hand out to people. Come gather near Hotel Chocolat at 10.50 or find our banner in the parade. It looks like this:

[image: some of the NTH and TSN volunteers with our hand painted banner at Pride]

Sometime after the march, we’ll be going along to the Big Queer Picnic, so join us there from 2pm if it’s not raining.

LGBT+ Short Film Club event for Nottingham Pride Friday 27 July 2018 6pm

Short films and relaxed friendly discussions at The Mechanics Institute NG1 4EZ, Open to LGBT+ people, questioning and allies. Free event! – donations welcome – registration essential via: Tel: 0115 9582842 Mob: 0791 347 6905 or email

Congratulations!

To one of our founder members, Onni Gust, for very deservedly receiving the University of Nottingham’s Vice-Chancellor’s medal for their work setting up Notts Trans Hub and Trans Space Notts

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 6th July August, 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): Surgery fears and recovery from said surgery; Strategies for resisting that little transphobic voice inside our own heads; Being non-binary in a binary world; Final group has no set topic

New! Mobility Fund for TSN

If you would like to come to TSN but struggle with mobility (either for mental or physical health reasons, which you do not need to disclose), we have limited funds to cover the cost of a taxi.  You can either bring a receipt we will refund, or we can pay the taxi when it arrives if you let us know in advance.

Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 21 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 (usually in the back room) at Broadway bar.

Gender Recognition Act Reform Consultation

The consultation is now live, and we would like to encourage everybody to complete it.

Here’s guidance from Stonewall UK, TransActual, the government

2017 Mental Health Survey Report for LGBT+ People in Nottinghamshire

CN suicide/self harm

Important health findings for the trans community: 60% of trans respondents had self harmed at some point and 48% had attempted suicide (4 times figures for straight people). Trans people are also less likely to access health checks and screenings, the report states. 2017 Mental Health Survey Report for LGBT+ People in Nottinghamshire

New e-learning for pharmacists from UoN

Supporting medically underserved patients with their medicines” – with a handy video on trans inclusion that could be useful for other healthcare workers

New group for supporters of trans people

The group for parents, partners and other family/supporters of trans people has now had it’s first live meet-up – we hear it went great! Please message our gateway page with a bit about yourself to be let into the group

Notts Trans Picnic – podcast

Hear all the performances in a half hour podcast Tea and Cake Podcast ep 6

Interview on Radio Notts

An excellent interview with the amazing Sarah Stephenson Hunter, can be heard here from around 2:08 – available until mid August

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 others 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

Helpline for Notts Centre for Trans Health

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

New Trans Survival Guide!!

We have put together a pdf with some essential information for trans people – support, name change, rights, etc – Notts Trans Hub Survival Guide

Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who needs it, as with our other information booklet, Asking about gender on forms

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.

GDPR Information

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

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 #41 July 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

New Trans Survival Guide!!

We have put together a pdf with some essential information for trans people – support, name change, rights, etc – Notts Trans Hub Survival Guide

Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who needs it, as with our other information booklet, Asking about gender on forms

Trans Space Notts (TSN) meets Monday 2nd July, 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): Being Trans in the Workplace / Job Interviews; Coping methods for Dysphoria; Travel experiences or fears (in the UK and beyond); Final group has no set topic

Trans Meet Up, Tuesday 17 July, 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 supporters of trans people

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

CN Lester and Travis Albanza at Nottingham Contemporary, 19 July

Contemporary Questions: The idea of gender identity is fast making its way into public awareness. But what exactly does having a gender identity involve? Does everyone have one? And what role should it play in society?

Notts Trans Picnic

A huge thank you to all those who made this year’s picnic a great success. Apparently some recordings from the day will soon be available on the T and Cake podcast

LGBT+ Short Film Club event for Nottingham Pride Friday 27 July 2018 6pm

Short films and relaxed friendly discussions at The Mechanics Institute NG1 4EZ, Open to LGBT+ people, questioning and allies. Free event! – donations welcome – registration essential via:

Tel: 0115 9582842

Mob: 0791 347 6905 or

eMail: ncbinotts@ncbi.org.uk

Nottinghamshire Pride 28th July

Details here

Notts Big Queer Picnic

An Alternative Pride event – details here

Write Pride July 23rd – 27th

A series of workshops and events exploring and celebrating the work of LGBTQIA writers

Positive article about local trans woman in the Nottingham Post

Sometimes journalists get it right

T shirt for Pride?

Local artist has produced some great trans themed images

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

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.

GDPR Information

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

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