Bulletin #24 February 2017

Important information about date changes for the March and May TSN support group!! Plus lots of amazing stuff coming up for LGBT History Month . . .

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 6th February, 7-9.

This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Trans Space Notts (TSN) March and May date changes

Because the room is unavailable in early March, there will be two February meetings, with the March meeting brought forward to February 27th. Our May meeting will also be a week late (8th May) because of the bank holiday.

Trans Meet Up, 21 February, 7-9

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

No More Valentines #2 and Queer Kaffe from Not your Model Minority

Yet more awesomeness in this mini-fest fundraising for QTIPOC Notts. No More Valentines 11 Feb from 5pm Chameleon Arts Café. Queer Kaffe  12 Feb 11.30am Sumac Centre

LGBT History Month Events

QT Notts made a poster promoting inclusive LGBT history – please circulate

galleries-of-justice-exhibition From 2 Feb

Intersections: In Conversation with Nottingham’s LGBT Community. Nottingham Contemporary, 5 Feb, 2pm

freeheld-film-showing, Broadway, 5 Feb 2pm.

Student Transitioning workshop at Nottingham Trent University hosted by Max (E+D Gender), Tom (Queer Officer), and Alex (Trans Officer). 6 Feb 7pm Mezze lounge, city campus

Responding to Hate Crime. Nottingham University 10 Feb 6.30

Storm Drenched Minds: a film screening. University of Nottingham, 16 Feb, 6.30pm

LGBT Health and Wellbeing Event. UoN JubileeCampus,17 Feb, 11am

Pride around the world. Nottingham Writer’s Studio 18 Feb 6pmpay-it-no-mind-web

Pay It No Mind screening. Broadway Cinema 19 Feb 11am

LGBT organising and the police: a discussion. Five Leaves Bookshop, 22 Feb, 7pm

DIVERCITY: Preventing and combating homophobia biphobia and transphobia: Best Practice Workshop, Loxley House, 23 Feb 5.30pm

Rainbow Refugees: LGBT rights and asylum law. University of Nottingham 28 Feb 4.30

More UoN Events

more-ntu-events  (will update as we get info)

Trans People in Sport

Interesting research happening at Loughborough University on this issue

Nottingham Women’s Centre – New Trans Inclusion Policy

The new non-binary inclusive policy is now available to view online (after 18 years of including trans women). Thanks to Notts Trans Hub members who helped with this.

Stonewall Consultation – a vision for change (for trans inclusion)

Many upcoming consultation events and you can register your interest for updates

Nottingham CCG Consultation outcomes

Many of us took part – email us if you want to be sent the final results

Events, Services, and Much More . . .

Check out our local info  page for listings of trans and trans friendly groups and events, services and all sorts of useful stuff, from hairdressers to counsellors. Please let us know anything you would like added.

About Notts Trans Hub

Notts Trans Hub is a shared, non-profit resource for the full diversity of the trans community – if you want to be part of it, or promote your stuff, please get in touch

  • Support for trans community organising in Notts
  • A way for organisations to contact and consult the trans community
  • Home of the safer space guidelines
  • A monthly bulletin for services, supporters and trans folks to share info – email us to add to the bulletin
  • Facebook group – find us through this page
  • Previous bulletins

Bulletin #23 January 2017

With some last minute words of support from Trans Space Notts about getting through the festive season, let us also be the first to wish you a all the best for 2017!

Coping with Christmas

For many trans people, this can be a challenging time. At the recent TSN support group meeting, members wrote down their best tips for getting through the holidays, and we made them into this slideshow. View transcript here

Note change of date!! Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 9th January, 7-9.

One week late because of the bank holiday. This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Trans Meet Up, 17 January, 7-9

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

Nottingham Women’s Centre – New Trans Inclusion Policy

The centre have been welcoming trans women for 18 years now, however the policy needed an update to consider non-binary people and changes in language. They recently rolled out the new policy with supportive training to staff, so trans people should feel confidence in their approach to inclusion.

Notts Police Recruitment

“We are not yet fully representative and we are working to address this imbalance.  If you are from an under-represented group, we fully encourage you to consider joining our policing family.” Details here

Stonewall Survey

We do get a lot of surveys sent to us, but every little bit of research hopefully helps to understand our needs better. Here’s one for LGBT youth to complete

Oral history of psychiatric hospitals

If you have been an inpatient, please make sure trans stories are heard in this important research 

Chameleons New Website

This amazing group, which has been going for many years and is still going strong, has a new website which can be found here

Events, Services, and Much More . . .

Check out our local info  page for listings of trans and trans friendly groups and events, services and all sorts of useful stuff, from hairdressers to counsellors. Please let us know anything you would like added.

About Notts Trans Hub

Notts Trans Hub is a shared, non-profit resource for the full diversity of the trans community – if you want to be part of it, or promote your stuff, please get in touch

  • Support for trans community organising in Notts
  • A way for organisations to contact and consult the trans community
  • Home of the safer space guidelines
  • A monthly bulletin for services, supporters and trans folks to share info – email us to add to the bulletin
  • Facebook group – find us through this page
  • Previous bulletins

Bulletin #22 December 2016

This can be a difficult month for trans people – don’t forget there is community support in the shape of Trans Space Notts. We also have our informal meet-ups, and our Facebook group.

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

This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Trans Meet Up, 20 December, 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.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelit Vigil – Thank You

The vigil was an overwhelming success, a joint effort between community members and allies with support from the City Council and Nottingham City Homes. Thank you to everyone who was involved, and all who came together.

TDoR Radio Interview

Max Fisher, gender rep at NTU, speaks about TDoR here (from 30 mins in)

Trans4Me Open Evening, 14th December, Voluntary Centre, Mansfield Road,  5-7pm

All are welcome but we will need an RSVP as there are limited numbers of capacity. Flyer here

Healthwatch Nottinghamshire & Healthwatch Nottingham Survey

Collecting valuable information about the experiences of health care services from members of the LGBT community – please complete survey here

A second survey can be found here

Oral history of psychiatric hospitals

If you have been an inpatient, please make sure trans stories are heard in this important research 

Chameleons New Website

This amazing group, which has been going for many years and is still going strong, has a new website which can be found here

Events, Services, and Much More . . .

Check out our local info  page for listings of trans and trans friendly groups and events, services and all sorts of useful stuff, from hairdressers to counsellors. Please let us know anything you would like added.

About Notts Trans Hub

Notts Trans Hub is a shared, non-profit resource for the full diversity of the trans community – if you want to be part of it, or promote your stuff, please get in touch

  • Support for trans community organising in Notts
  • A way for organisations to contact and consult the trans community
  • Home of the safer space guidelines
  • A monthly bulletin for services, supporters and trans folks to share info – email us to add to the bulletin
  • Facebook group – find us through this page
  • Previous bulletins

Bulletin #21 November 2016

Don’t forget, if you don’t read it, you won’t know about it! So many wonderful events coming up in the next month.

Want to help us get even better? Please complete the surveys below.

Notts Trans Hub – help us improve

Notts Trans Hub is run by a few dedicated volunteers. You can help us improve by giving us your feedback and completing our skills audit

Documentaries – warning

There have been a few calls for participants in documentaries lately that members of our community have raised concerns about. Please be vigilant and check it out with respected trans sources, e.g Trans Media Watch, before responding.

LGBT Health Event, 28th October, 5-8, Antenna, Beck St

A chance to come and talk to Volunteers from Nottingham Action for Trans Health and Notts Trans Hub, plus lots more health information and stalls. Info

QT Notts Walk, 6th November, 10.45 Victoria Bus Station

Trans led and trans friendly walk in Sherwood Forest, details here

Trans Space Notts (TSN) next meets 7th November, 7-9.

This funded group runs 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella and those who support them are welcome.

Jack Monroe: Queer, Austere & Here: Sunday 13 November 2016 at 4pm

Jack Monroe talks austerity, gender identity and more at Nottingham Playhouse

Trans Meet Up, 15 November, 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.

Trans Lives: East Mids Nottingham Launch Event: Thursday 17 Nov, Broadway
A talk and Q & A with Nottingham-born trans rights activist, Paris Lees, and an introduction to the Trans Lives: East Mids oral history project. Book Here
Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelit Vigil, 20th November, 6pm

A community-led event, supported by the City Council. The event will be at 6.00 pm, 20th November, Barker Gate Resting Gardens (map here), as last year, with a low key meet up at Loxley House afterwards for warm drinks and gentle conversation.

Rights of Trans Children (UN)

One of our members has shared this important working document with us

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. Please let us know anything you would like added.

About Notts Trans Hub

Notts Trans Hub is a shared, non-profit resource for the full diversity of the trans community – if you want to be part of it, or promote your stuff, please get in touch

  • Support for trans community organising in Notts
  • A way for organisations to contact and consult the trans community
  • If you want to get involved or have a project you want to link to the Hub, please let us know.
  • 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 #20 October 2016

With 150 people on our mailing list, and more accessing our website, Notts Trans Hub bulletin is reaching more and more people.

Want to help us get even better? Please complete the surveys below.

Notts Trans Hub – help us improve

Notts Trans Hub is run by a few dedicated volunteers. You can help us improve by giving us your feedback and completing our skills audit

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

This funded group will run 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella are welcome.

Trans Meet Up, 18 October, 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.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Planning

If you would like to be involved in planning the TDoR candlelit vigil, please contact us. This will be a community-led event, supported by the City Council. The event will be at 6.00 pm, 20th November, Barker Resting Gardens, as last year, with a low key meet up at Loxley House afterwards for warm drinks and gentle conversation.

QT Walk, 10.45 Victoria Bus Station/11.45 Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

A 4 mile walk around Sherwood Forest with a very trans friendly group. Should take around 2hrs plus breaks. Please bring a packed lunch. Event Page

Services Suggested by our Members 

Looking for a hairdresser, a counsellor, a GP, or other service? We’ve started compiling a list of services used and liked by local trans people – please let us know your suggestions

Domestic Violence Help

Notts LGBT+ Network have just become a referrer to a service from Equation that supports cis and trans men experiencing domestic violence. Contact them to be referred.

For trans women experiencing abuse, contact WAIS helpline

For other violence and abuse services, see our web page

Are you LGBT and a carer?

If so, the Council are looking to interview you for research into how to support you better, for more info please email

Information for Students

With the new university term coming up remember you can contact your student union if you have any problems with your university, including trans related ones

NTU: Max Fisher, Equality and Diversity Officer for Gender , Alex Turner, Trans Officer for NTU Pride
UoN: Katie Leach, Equal Opportunities and Welfare Officer
Lux Huntington, LGBT Officer

Workplace LGBT Networks

Notts LGBT+ Network tries to keep up to date lists of LGBT Networks in workplaces across Notts

Binding Research

An overdue piece of research on the psychological benefits but physical health impacts of binding

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. Please let us know anything you would like added.

About Notts Trans Hub

Notts Trans Hub is a shared, non-profit resource for the full diversity of the trans community – if you want to be part of it, or promote your stuff, please get in touch

  • Support for trans community organising in Notts
  • A way for organisations to contact and consult the trans community
  • If you want to get involved or have a project you want to link to the Hub, please let us know.
  • 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 #19 August 2016

Our monthly round-up of Notts’ trans community news, information and events.

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

This funded group will run 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella are welcome. Here’s a taster

Trans Meet Up, 20 September, 7-9

The next informal trans meet-up/social will be on 20 September, it is always the 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 Hub – help us improve

Notts Trans Hub is run by a few dedicated volunteers. You can help us improve by giving us your feedback and completing our skills audit

Services Suggested by our Members 

Looking for a hairdresser, a counsellor, a GP, or other service? We’ve started compiling a list of services used and liked by local trans people – please let us know your suggestions

Trans Filmmaking Course in Sheffield

An exciting opportunity for budding trans filmmakers

Museum of Transology

Are looking for interesting trans-related items – can you help?

Trans Feminism Event

The event last weekend sparked a lot of interest so look out for part 2 soon, meanwhile there’s a great reading/viewing list on the event page if you want to learn more

Notts LGBT+ Network

Have launched their new website, and are looking for volunteers (training is mid September), both for the helpline and to support the organisation to develop other projects, including being a steering group member

Action for Trans Health – New Local Group

A new branch of the campaigning group Action for Trans Health is being formed in the Nottingham area. Trans people interested in getting involved in the campaign for better trans healthcare in the area should make contact. Those in the wider Nottinghamshire area are welcome to join, as is anyone who receives healthcare from the Nottingham GIC.

First national helpline for trans survivors of sexual violence

“We are a helpline which offers support to trans people including those who are non-binary and questioning who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lifetime.” details

Please complete these research surveys that are helping understand our needs better

Been to the GIC or on waiting list in last 3 years? GIRES and Scottish Transgender Alliance are doing this important research

Nottingham GIC are trying to develop a “Gender and Body Dysphoria Scale” they are looking for transgender and cisgender people to complete the survey

And here is some research on intimate partner violence

Medicine Use Reviews in “Under-served” Communities

Did you know you can ask your pharmacist for a Medicine Use Review? These workshops are researching why some minorities miss out on this service. Participants who take 2 regular medications are invited,  a £200 inconvenience allowance will be available Email

Are you LGBT and a carer?

If so, the Council are looking to interview you for research into how to support you better, for more info please email

LGBT in Construction Workshop

Women in Construction are also running taster workshops for all LGBT people on 15th September and 19th January – contact them through WIC

LGBTQ and Over 50? Event 21st September 1-3

We are interested in exploring issues around barriers to inclusion that older members within the LGBTQI community may face. Lunch will be provided. Email

Lobby Nottingham South MP Lillian Greenwood and Cllr Ann Peach

 Particular lobbying for health care provision, health care failings and services to trans / non-binary people. A Friday/ date to be arranged. Email

More groups and events . . .

Check out our events page for listings of trans and trans friendly groups and events. (Trans swimming, Trans4me youth group, Trans Meet Up, Chameleons, BiTopia and much much more . . . ) Please let us know about your events.

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
  • If you want to get involved or have a project you want to link to the Hub, please let us know.
  • 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 #18 July 2016

Our monthly round-up of Notts’ trans community news, information and events.

If you want to see this month’s upcoming events in date order, please go here

New support group “Trans Space Notts” next meets 1st August, 7-9.

The group now has a name, chosen by NTH and group members “Trans Space Notts” (TSN for short). The first meet went brilliantly, and we had some great and very helpful feedback.  This funded group will run 7-9, 1st Monday of the month, further details here. All people who self-identify under the trans umbrella are welcome.

Here’s a little taste of an activity we did at the first meet

Trans Meet Up, 16 August, 7-9

The next informal trans meet-up/social will be on 16 August, it is always the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Open to all trans people and Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies (SOFFAs), meet upstairs at Broadway bar.

Notts Pride March, 30th July, 11.30, Castle Gate (opposite M&S)

Members of Notts Trans Hub will be marching in solidarity with the QTIPOC group, with positive messages of unity and support for POC inclusion in LGBT spaces. We’d love you to join us!

Invasion and Chameleons trans groups will also be marching.

Notts Pride, 30th July, 12-6

Notts Trans Hub members will be on the Notts LGBT+ Network stall from 2-3, so please come and say hello! Pride will once again be in Hockley.

Action for Trans Health – New Local Group

A new branch of the campaigning group Action for Trans Health is being formed in the Nottingham area. Trans people interested in getting involved in the campaign for better trans healthcare in the area should make contact. Those in the wider Nottinghamshire area are welcome to join, as is anyone who receives healthcare from the Nottingham GIC.

QTIPOCALYPSE 30th July 7-10pm (Pride night)

“A night of reckoning, confrontation, loudness, proudness and connection”. An open mic night organised by QTIPOC Notts (Notts lgbtqia+ people of colour). Performers: QTIPOC/POC invited to perform. Audience: Everybody welcome, FREE entry!!!

Free Film Screening for LGBT+ Pride week in Nottingham, Thurs 28 July

7-9pm, Waterstone’s Bookshop NG1 2GR: “3 short, upbeat and positive films to celebrate our community, followed by a brief, structured discussion. Open to ALL – including questioning and uncertain members of the LGBT+ community – and allies”. Booking essential! Details

Queerfest, 13-14 August

“A weekend of queer punk, this year’s vague, optional fancy-dress theme is: CRUSHES. All ages, all genders, all sexualities. Bring your own booze, soft-drinks, food, whatever.” Tickets

Queer Kaffe, Sumac Centre, NG7 6HX, 14 August 12 noon

DIY queer gathering for Nottingham Queer Fest weekend…Vegan Lunch! Cakes! Performance! El Dia & Broke Straight Boys. Details

First national helpline for trans survivors of sexual violence

“We are a helpline which offers support to trans people including those who are non-binary and questioning who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lifetime.” details

Sabah Choudrey’s Nottingham Speech at ‘Faith Allies for LGBT Equality’

Nottingham University hosted this event on July 19th at which Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s CEO, also spoke. Sabah’s speech can be viewed here .

Family Pride 5th – 8th August 2016

A camping weekend for LGBT families, Staffs. Lots of fun activities for kids included.

Important Research in Connection with Nottingham Gender Clinic

“The aim of this research study is to test how well a newly-developed scale (the Nottingham Gender and Body Dysphoria Scale) assesses feelings about gender, the body and quality of life. We hope that this scale will be a useful tool to help health professionals understand more about the feelings and experiences of transgender individuals and to support their treatment and care. . . we are looking for transgender and cisgender people to complete the survey

Seeking Patients to sit on CCG’s People’s Council

Patient Leaders –  will work alongside City doctors, health managers and sit on our People’s Council to improve local services. Training and development will be provided.

Gender Clinic Feedback

It is important that as a community we feed back any issues with the gender clinic, particularly around waiting times.

More groups and events . . .

Check out our events page for listings of trans and trans friendly groups and events. (Swimming, Trans4me youth group, Trans Meet Up, Chameleons, BiTopia and much much more . . . ) Please let us know about your events.

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
  • If you want to get involved or have a project you want to link to the Hub, please let us know.
  • 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