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
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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

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

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