When: Tuesday 11th June 5.45pm - 8pmWhere: Central School of Speech and Drama, NW3 3HY (Map) - Not the Tavistock!We will be visited by staff from the Roundhouse, who will facilitate a story sharing session. You will use creativity to share stories and experiences around themes…
This is tonight!
GI’s Anatomy is a Wellcome Trust funded project delivered by Gendered Intelligence, in collaboration with London Drawing. It aims to engage the public with ideas of sex and gender diversity through a series of life drawing workshops. We worked with 30 trans and/or intersex people who took part in a series of practical life drawing workshops drawing life models who were also transgender and intersex identified.
This discussion event will focus on the process and practice of the project, drawing on various stimulus from the art world, both historically and contemporary. We will consider some of the final art pieces made by the participants in anticipation of the exhibition that will take place in August 2013 and draw on some critical thinking around ideas of non-normative sex and gender identities and bodies.
Book now to reserve your place by clicking here.
There will be a presentation each from Gendered Intelligence and London Drawing, where we will talk about the aims and achievements of the project so far. Throughout the evening we will also hear from the participants/artists who can draw on their experience of the project and tell us a bit about their art pieces. This will be followed by a Q&A with members of the public.
There will be a bar with complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments, so there’s plenty of opportunity to socialise and have a bit of a catch up over a glass or two!
When: Monday 24th June, 6.30pm
Where: Greenwich Picture House, London, SE10 8NN (Map)
Created as part of the 27th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, RE/FRAMED Youth is a video project made by a group of LGBTQ youth who met over three days of collaborative filmmaking workshops at the BFI and which asks the question: What would film made by LGBTQ youth look like today and why?
The film explores the lives and politics of young LGBTQ people, from coming out stories to David Cameron and the politics of representation when coming of age amidst digital media and technology. Alongside filming each other, the group embark on a series of vox pops on the streets of London that show the complexities of how LGBTQ lives are perceived today.
Some GI young people were involved in this project. Check it out!
Puffball Project - Creative workshops for trans, intersex, queer & LGB youth!
When: Monday 8th to Friday 12th of July, 11am - 4pm
Where: The Roundhouse, NW1. Near Chalk Farm station. (Map)
A unique workshop residency for 16 – 25 year olds who identify as Trans, Queer, Intersex, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and / or Questioning (LGBTQ). Working with award winning performance artist Mark Storor and professional Circus Artist Lina Johansson, you will use creativity (storytelling, art, theatre and circus) to share stories and experiences around themes of love, acceptance, joy, loss and people’s gender identities and sexuality. We are looking for participants with an open mind and a willingness to get involved. No previous experience is necessary.
This project is FREE and lunch and travel costs will be provided.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting project, please download & complete an enrolment form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Tuesday 11th June 5.45pm - 8pm
Digital Intimacy - Join us for a performance about online gay identity
Saturday 25th May from 2:30pm, performance at 3pm
Central School of Speech & Drama, Eton Avenue, NW3 3HY
Nearest tube Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line – exit 2)
The performance lasts 30 minutes.
Refreshments will be served after show.
RSVP essential on email@example.com or 020 32226064
Over the last eight weeks, a group of men who identify as gay have been exploring their experiences of digital social media, and how presenting themselves in gay online forums affects their sense of identity in the non-virtual world. Working with artists Kieran Sheehan, Douglas Nicolson and Jake Kelly, they have created a performance using movement, photography and video based on their discussions.
When: 1st June
Where: Linklaters, 1 Silk Street, London (Map). Nearest tube: Barbican
The Albert Kennedy Trust bring you a day of free, interactive workshops on transgender, gender variant and intersex topics. Learn about sexual health, transgender and intersex services, your rights and the law. Plus, a chance to hear from a panel of guest speakers hosting a Q&A session.
You must RSVP to attend. Fill in this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Being Ourselves.”
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
When: Saturday 25th May, 1.45 - 5PM
Where: Central School of Speech and Drama, London, NW3 3HY (Map) Nearest tube: Swiss Cottage (Exit 2)
Let’s look closely at our friendships and relationships - or the ones we might want to have. How can I find the right friends and relationships for me? What’s OK and not OK? How can I deal with all my feelings of jealousy, insecurity or simply fancying someone? How can I be safe and how or when do I come out as trans?
This session is for all of you - whatever your age, whether you’re having relationships or not – this session will help you think about yourself and feel better about being you and doing the right thing for yourself and others.
The session will be very interactive, with lots of games and activities. It will be a safe and supportive space – it won’t be embarrassing and you won’t be asked to say anything you don’t want to.
The session is being run by Catherine Bewley from Galop. Galop is a London-based LGBT anti-violence charity that has worked a lot with GI over the years. Catherine does lots of outreach and development work with trans* people, works with lots of individual trans* people who’ve experienced sexual abuse, and helps run cliniQ, the new sexual health service for trans* people at Dean Street.
They’ll be a chance to ask questions, meet other young trans people and socialise. Light refreshments will be provided. Travel bursaries of up to £7 will be provided with a receipt. Our spaces are wheelchair accessible, but please contact us if you have any access needs we may need to take in to consideration.
‘TRANS GUYS ARE….’
A film by Tom O’Tottenham & Serge Nicholson
Made in partnership with Galop
When: 9pm on Friday 17th May 2013
Cost: £1 (and free entry to club afterwards at 10pm)
Tom and Serge, two London trans guys enlist their extended queer family of friends and community allies to share a playful, joyous, affirmative message. Trans guys are… hot.
The film shows a message held close to the hearts of London queers and trans people. Set to a steaming soundtrack, Happiness Train by the Jessica Lauren Four (www.jessicalauren.com), the film is an extended family album shot on location on the streets of London and in queer nightspots. Tom and Serge’s aim is to celebrate that trans guys are very much part of the wider community, as friends, allies, activists and… hot lovers
For more information see http://transguysare.com/
When: Tuesday 14th May, 5.45 - 8PM
Where: The Tavistock Centre, London, NW3 5BA (Map) Nearest tube: Swiss Cottage / Finchley Road
For our next Tuesday youth session, we’ll be having a discussion on families. This will be a chance to reflect on our SOFFA session on the 27th April, as well as an opportunity to share strategies on negotiating relationships with our families as young trans people.
They’ll be a chance to ask questions, meet other young trans people and socialise. Light refreshments will be provided. Travel bursaries of up to £7 will be provided with a receipt.
This book reading event features a book published by one of our long-time youth group members. 50% of the proceeds from this event will go towards GI trans youth support work!
When: Thursday 30th May, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Gay’s the Word Bookshop, Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AB. (Map)
Cost: £4 (50% of proceeds go to Gendered Intelligence)
The groundbreaking autobiography of the boy who was born a girl.
In 2009 Luisa and Jon appeared in the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 documentary. It was the first time a family with a transgender child had agreed to be on camera and the programme hit record figures of over a million viewers.
Brought up as Natasha for 15 years, Jon can remember feeling male since the age of five. Having grown up always feeling differently to the girls in school, it was impossible to identify as female.Jon eventually confided in his mother Luisa, who supported him in seeking help from his GP and subsequently a gender specialist. Diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a condition that affects over 100 British children every year, he embarked on an extraordinary journey of transition at the age of 16.
For Jon, the changes that followed were things he’d always wanted - but for Luisa, this meant coming to terms with the enormous loss of her daughter.
When: Friday 17th May, 7pm
Where: The Commonwealth Club, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AP (Map) Nearest tube: Embankment
Anna Grodzka, who we featured in our Trans History for LGBT History Month series in February, is giving a free lecture with the Kaleidoscope Trust in London on 17th May. You must book your place to attend.
Click the link for more information and how to book.
On Saturday 27th April after our youth group & SOFFA session, we’ll be celebrating Gendered Intelligence turning 5!
Come along at 6.00pm for a free event with cake and drinks! We’ll be having some of our young trans people performing for us. A bar will be open with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.All ages - friends, family members and allies all welcome! Click the link for more details.
See you there!
When: Saturday 27th April 2013, 1.45 - 5PM
Where: Central School of Speech and Drama, London, NW3 3HY (Map) Meet in main foyer outside the Embassy Theatre at 1.45.
For our next session, we’ll be having another Imagining Our Futures session, after our hugely successful event in April last year. In this session, we’ll be having trans professionals from a range of backgrounds coming to talk about their career, what inspires them, and how being trans may have had an effect on things for them.
This session will also be a SOFFA session, where significant others, friends, and family members are welcome to attend. This is a good opportunity for family and friends of young trans people to meet eachother and gain mutual support.
Some of the careers of our confirmed guests so far are:
- Primary school teacher
- Published poet & bookshop worker
- Conservation Scientist
- A former Navy medic
- Senior Policy Officer in local government
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
We’ve tried our best to get a diverse range of participants, but we would still like more guest speakers who identify as non-binary.
This session will give young trans people an opportunity to hear from older trans people and ask questions - whether it’s about the career path itself or information on being trans or transitioning in a particular field.
The venue is fully accessible. Travel bursaries will be available, for up to £7 per person, with a receipt. Light refreshments will be provided.
See you there!