Trans* survivors of domestic abuse and/or hate crime need emergency accommodation at time of crisis. Current services struggle to meet the need or demand for safe/supportive emergency accommodation and leave survivors at high risk of harm. This situation cannot continue. A specialist housing project needs to be funded.

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Tuesday Trans Youth Group: Reproduction & Parenting

When: Tuesday 9th July, 6-8pm
Where: Tavistock Centre, Swiss Cottage. (
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Who can get pregnant? Who can be a parent? Who can have children and how?

This week’s topic explores the reproductive rights of trans people. There are many ways of being part of a family and raising children and we don’t hear enough about trans people being parents or having families. As part of this session, we are keen to find out what young trans, gender queer people and those questioning their gender identity think or want in terms of reproduction.

We will discuss: what reproductive rights mean to you? what might it include? and who might it involve? 

Our guest facilitators will be Laura Hurley, who is a Senior Project Worker from Brook (she is also a member of Gendered Intelligence Volunteer Scheme) and members of The Test Shot, a trans masculine on line platform.  
The GAP youth club are looking for a cis or trans male volunteer youth worker to help run an LGBT youth project on Fridays in Wandsworth. See the link for details.

Blog outlining the prejudice against trans people in the UK Equal Marriage Act, which is forcing trans people to disclose to partners by and law, and requiring them to seek consent from their spouse before being granted a Gender Recognition Certificate. 

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When: Thursday 27th June 6pm – 8.30pm.
Where: Central School of Speech & Drama, Embassy Theatre, 62-64 Eton Avenue, London, NW3 3HY (map)
Book now to reserve your place by clicking here.

GI’s Anatomy is a Wellcome Trust funded project delivered by Gendered…

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When: Tuesday 11th June 5.45pm - 8pm

Where: 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!

Getting to know your voice - FREE voice workshops for trans people

Gendered Intelligence is collaborating with MA Voice Studies, at Central School of Speech & Drama to offer one to one voice work. 

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Are you a trans or gender queer person of any age (over 18) who would like to be involved in this exciting new opportunity is do voice work?

Have you ever heard your own voice back on tape and said “Is that wow I sound? I like the sound of that!”
This is an opportunity to get to know your voice. The sessions will run one to one with voice studies practitioner, Margaret Mills and will take place at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Margaret is an experienced coach who has worked in theatre and the business world. 

The workshops may involve a camera so that you can hear your voice back and study your posture.  You will carry out exercises that will improve breath, connection and control.  The idea is that you will work and develop your voice in the way that YOU want it to develop.

You may be surprised what it can do if you give it a chance.

Each sessions will run for 45 minutes and take place on a Wednesday evening (although there may be some flexibility with days and times)

The sessions will take place at:
Central School of Speech & Drama
Embassy Theatre
62-64 Eton Avenue
London NW3 3HY
United Kingdom  (Map)

If you are interested to find out more, or wish to book a slot, email jay.stewart@genderedintelligence.co.uk.  

 

Puffball Project - Creative workshops for trans, intersex, queer & LGB youth!
When: Monday 8th to Friday 12th of July, 11am - 4pmWhere: 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 residency is part of a longer project that will platform the voices of young LGBTQ people across the UK.
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 josephine.bamford@roundhouse.org.uk.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Josie – 0207 424 6794.

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)


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 residency is part of a longer project that will platform the voices of young LGBTQ people across the UK.

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 josephine.bamford@roundhouse.org.uk.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Josie – 0207 424 6794.
Tuesday Youth Group - Puffball Project Taster Session

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When: Tuesday 11th June 5.45pm - 8pm

Where: 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 of love, acceptance, joy, loss and people’s gender identities and sexuality. 
You do not have to be a creative type to attend this session!  No previous experience is necessary.
As usual, travel bursaries up to £7 will be provided. The building is wheelchair accessible.
If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the Puffball project which will take place in July.
Saturday Youth Group - ‘I’m OK, you’re OK’ - 25th May

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.

Pride sports are holding a FREE basketball taster session for trans guys in Manchester on the 6th of June.

To check it out and reserve your free place, click here.

'Trans Guys Are…' Film screening on Friday 17th May

TRANS GUYS ARE….’
A film by Tom O’Tottenham & Serge Nicholson

Made in partnership with Galop

When: 9pm on Friday 17th May 2013

Where: Unskinny Bop, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Pollard Row, London E2 6NB (Map)

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/

'The Boy Who Was Born a Girl' Book event - 50% of proceeds going to Gendered Intelligence!

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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)

Facebook event link here.

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.