Help Gendered Intelligence Go Camping!
As summer approaches and the weather heats up in Britain, summer residentials are kicking off. Usually these programs for children are segregated by sex, putting transgender youth in awkward positions and limited options for social interaction during the season.We combat that as we have in years previous with a trans youth summer camping residential. The programme includes everything from kayaking to raft building as well as informal games and social interacting that help trans youth gain important personal and outdoor skills. Most residentials are gender segragated, which makes life difficult for trans youth. Our residential provides a safe space for all gender identities expressed by our young people. We’ve had over 20 youth sign up and 10 on our waiting list and not every trans youth can afford to attend. We want to ensure that everyone of our young members who wishes to go on the camping trip gets to go.“I really enjoyed being part of this physical project. I most enjoyed the swimming session. I can’t swim but the instructor gave me a lot of attention and said that I had potential, which was really encouraging.” Young trans man“I only feel safe doing physical activities with other young trans people, or trans people, I wouldn’t feel comfortable at the moment doing any sport with other young people.” Young female-to-male trans person, aged 21.Please donate to our campaign to help us make this a reality for trans youth.It costs:£52 each person to camp£20 each to take part in activities£60 each to cover staff costs£32 each to cover volunteers’ expenses£32 each for food£28 each for getting there

Help Gendered Intelligence Go Camping!

As summer approaches and the weather heats up in Britain, summer residentials are kicking off. Usually these programs for children are segregated by sex, putting transgender youth in awkward positions and limited options for social interaction during the season.

We combat that as we have in years previous with a trans youth summer camping residential. The programme includes everything from kayaking to raft building as well as informal games and social interacting that help trans youth gain important personal and outdoor skills. Most residentials are gender segragated, which makes life difficult for trans youth. Our residential provides a safe space for all gender identities expressed by our young people. 

We’ve had over 20 youth sign up and 10 on our waiting list and not every trans youth can afford to attend. 

We want to ensure that everyone of our young members who wishes to go on the camping trip gets to go.


I really enjoyed being part of this physical project. I most enjoyed the swimming session. I can’t swim but the instructor gave me a lot of attention and said that I had potential, which was really encouraging.” Young trans man


I only feel safe doing physical activities with other young trans people, or trans people, I wouldn’t feel comfortable at the moment doing any sport with other young people.” Young female-to-male trans person, aged 21.

Please donate to our campaign to help us make this a reality for trans youth.

It costs:

£52 each person to camp
£20 each to take part in activities
£60 each to cover staff costs
£32 each to cover volunteers’ expenses
£32 each for food
£28 each for getting there

Fund Our Summer Residential

Summer can be a difficult time for trans youth that want to go to summer camp - a traditionally sex segregated space.

We’re trying to combat that this every summer, as we’ve done in past years, with a trans youth residential. The programme includes kayaking, raft building, informal games and social interacting that help trans youth gain important personal and outdoor skills. The residential provides a safe space for all gender identities expressed by youth.

But, as with most activities, running residentials is costly. Previous residentials have seen 15-20 trans youth attending and with a cost at £300 a head. This year, we already have 20 signed up an additional 10 on the waiting list. We want everyone to go, but we need your help! To support and cover all of the youth, GI needs £5,000 in donations.

"When a lot of children go to summer camp, most of the activities or even the entire camps are gender segregated, making life really difficult for trans youth. Our residental really gives them a safe space to be themselves and have a positive experience with other trans youth and, even though it seems small, it’s so essential and valuable for trans youth," said Jay Stewart, co-founder of Gendered Intelligence.


To donate to the camping residential go to: http://www.gofundme.com/gicamping2014.

Please share the link with friends and family!

If you’d like additional information or would like to write about this, please contact press @genderedintelligence.co.uk.

Coming Out/ law - true stories of moving from daughter to father and everything in between
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BOOK NOW

Performed by author, storyteller and educator S. Bear Bergman. Ze writes, speaks, and teaches on trans and queer topics, among others

Children’s toothbrushes and feather boas, weddings and workdays, coming out, parenting, sitting down to dinner, standing up for ourselves - join award-winning author and storyteller S. Bear Bergman for an evening of stories about the staples of queer and trans family life. Tender, funny, thoughtful and fabulous, Bergman’s observations and true tales show a side of trans life we rarely see. Rated four stars and editor’s pick by Now Toronto, Time Out Chicago, Bay Area Reporter, and more. 

This GI fundraiser will raise money for our trans youth support work. We will do a 50-50 split with the artist and the rest will go towards our summer camping trip.

When: 2 March 3.45pm

The show will follow a performance of Rachel’s Cafe. S Bergman will perform for 75 minutes of storytelling followed by a  Q&A.

Where: The Old Red Lion, 
418 St John St, London EC1V 4NJ
(map)

contact us if you have access needs

Tickets:  £12/ £8 (concessions), and if you buy a ticket for Rachel’s Cafe you can buy a ticket for £10/£6 for the double feature price.

Buy tickets for Coming Out/ law
Buy tickets for Rachel’s Cafe

S bergan’s website

"Transgender Seeking… "
Book now for our next GI theatre event -  ”Transgender Seeking… ” 


Jimmy is trying to quit romance so he’ll never get hurt again. “I’m a romance-­a-­holic. I am quitting though  -­  cold turkey. That’s why I’ve come to this meeting, for support”.  An exposing, funny and tender look at queer relationships including run-­‐ins with the polyamory police, online dating mishaps, and how relationship scripts and bigger political systems like policing and prisons affect interpersonal relationships in queer communities (and beyond).
 
Transgender Seeking… includes clever unconventional use of multimedia. Characters argue with their projected online profiles exposing what’s beneath our attempts to present our best sides to the world.  Projection surfaces spring up suddenly like a video montage about internalized homophobia projected onto an installation inside a suitcase.  A giant wall of projected mouths and eyes humorously interrogate   Jimmy about jealousy. The show seamlessly flips between absurd, earnest and tender. Jimmy eats flowers whole when he’s nervous. He pretends to like medieval live action role play to impress his new date.  An endearing encounter with a puppet brings Jimmy back to what’s really important.  

For more info about the show go here

When: 
Friday 25th October 2013
7.30pm (50min performance) Bar opens at 7pm.
 
Where:
Central School of Speech and Drama
Embassy Theatre, 
Eton Avenue, London.
NW3 3HY
click here for map

Cost:
Tickets are £8/ £6 (concession)

BOOK NOW by clicking here

Get in touch: genderedintelligence.co.uk/contact
 
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE SPLIT 50/50 WITH THE THEATRE COMPANY AND THE GENDERED INTELLIGENCE YOUTH GROUP
There will also be a bar and we will be selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.  So come a bit earlier for a nice drink and a bit of a catch up! (Bar opens at 7pm)


“Beautiful, articulate, well considered and very sophisticated…Complex and difficult subjects are delivered in the most accessible and authentic way. It’s light hearted, fresh and wank free…. Sunny drake is a progressive queer visionary.” (Samesame.com, Melbourne, Australia)
 
“Whenyou watch a Sunny Drake play, you are drawn into his life, his fears, his passions and his internal struggle. His performance is funny, poignant and whimsical” (Spartan Youth Radio, Canada)
  
LOST: Albert Kennedy Trust Fundraising Event

Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity supporting LGBTQ homeless people in London and Manchester, are holding a fundraising event in March that sounds really fun! Read the info below and get involved.

DATE: Friday 15th MARCH 2013

TIMEMidnight

VENUEMeeting Point to be revealed with your sign up invite

REGISTRATION:

£25 per team member (3 persons required per team)

Meet us at midnight, let us take you 100 miles out of London in teams of 3 and let your family and friends watch via our tracking system… the first team back is set to win an amazing prize!

So what you waiting for sign up today for only £75 for your team and then fundraise a minimum of £50 each (£150 per team) for AKT

See you on the 15th March at midnight for the time of your lives.

Interested? Sign up online.

Trans Youth Screen Prints - on sale this Saturday at our Art Auction!

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Last Saturday, we went to Brighton to go screen printing.

The young trans people who participated made lots of beautiful screen printed art work, which will be on sale at our Holiday Party & Art Auction this Saturday!

Check out some of the screen prints below, or click here to see more.

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2 days to go until our Art Auction and Holiday Party!

Trans Youth Screen Prints - on sale this Saturday at our Art Auction!

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Last Saturday, we went to Brighton to go screen printing.

The young trans people who participated made lots of beautiful screen printed art work, which will be on sale at our Holiday Party & Art Auction this Saturday!

Check out some of the screen prints below, or click here to see more.

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Gendered Intelligence Art Auction Fundraiser & Holiday Party: Celebrating our work with young trans people in 2012

genderedintelligence:

We’ve now announced the details of our 2012 Gendered Intelligence Art Auction Fundraiser and Holiday Party!

When: December 15th, 6-10pm.

Where: Unity Islington, N1 2TZ (Map) Approximately 5 - 10 minutes walk from Highbury and Islington station.

Cost: £5 / £3 concessions. GI youth group members go free. All money raised goes to our youth group. Click here for tickets.

This year’s event will be held at Unity Islington , where we’ll be auctioning off works from local and international artists to raise money for our work improving the lives of young trans people.

Our holiday party will be an opportunity to get together as a community to celebrate our achievements in 2012. The event will feature special musical guests the New Unity Choir and will be a programme fit for all the family.

A bar will be open with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

To buy tickets, click here.

Check out the Facebook event page.

All money raised goes towards funding our trans youth group.

Gendered Intelligence Art Auction Fundraiser & Holiday Party: Celebrating our work with young trans people in 2012

We’ve now announced the details of our 2012 Gendered Intelligence Art Auction Fundraiser and Holiday Party!

When: December 15th, 6-10pm.

Where: Unity Islington, N1 2TZ (Map) Approximately 5 - 10 minutes walk from Highbury and Islington station.

Cost: £5 / £3 concessions. GI youth group members go free. All money raised goes to our youth group. Click here for tickets.

This year’s event will be held at Unity Islington , where we’ll be auctioning off works from local and international artists to raise money for our work improving the lives of young trans people.

Our holiday party will be an opportunity to get together as a community to celebrate our achievements in 2012. The event will feature special musical guests the New Unity Choir and will be a programme fit for all the family.

A bar will be open with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

To buy tickets, click here.

Check out the Facebook event page.

All money raised goes towards funding our trans youth group.

Gendered Intelligence Art Auction Fundraiser & Holiday Party

We’ve now announced the details of our 2012 Gendered Intelligence Art Auction Fundraiser and Holiday Party!

When: December 15th, 6-10pm.

Where: Unity Islington, N1 2TZ (Map) Approximately 5 - 10 minutes walk from Highbury and Islington station.

Cost: £5 / £3 concessions. GI youth group members go free. All money raised goes to our youth group. Click here for tickets.

This year’s event will be held at Unity Islington , where we’ll be auctioning off works from local and international artists to raise money for our work improving the lives of young trans people.

Our holiday party will be an opportunity to get together as a community to celebrate our achievements in 2012. The event will feature special musical guests the New Unity Choir and will be a programme fit for all the family.

A bar will be open with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

To buy tickets, click here.

Check out the Facebook event page.

All money raised goes towards funding our trans youth group.

Bristol University Genderbread Cake Sale - Raising money for Gendered Intelligence - 20th November

Bristol LGBT+ society are having a Trans Awareness Week this week with a number of events, including a ‘Genderbread’ cake sale on Tuesday to raise money for Gendered Intelligence!

Check out the poster below for all the events taking place, and if you’re at Bristol University or live nearby, stop by on Tuesday to buy a cake for us!

Gendered Intelligence Film Fundraiser - Put this on the {Map} - All profits go to trans youth support

When: Friday 30th November, 8.15pm.

Where:
B18, Birkbeck SU
Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX (Map)
Nearest tube: Goodge St

Cost: £6 / £4 Concessions in advance. (Book Tickets)
£6.50 / £4.50 on the night.

For our next film night fundraiser, we’ll be showing 'Put this on the {Map}’, a documentary about a generation of young people reteaching gender and sexuality. Fed up with a lack of queer visibility, twenty-six young people in Seattle’s eastside suburbs weave together this ground-breaking narrative of shifting identities and a quest for social change. From getting beat-up in a schoolyard to being picked up as a runaway, queer youth exercise courage daily. PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} is an intimate invitation into their stories of social isolation and violence, fearlessness and liberation.

There will be a bar with drinks and refreshments available.

All money raised will go towards our trans youth support work.

Book tickets here.

Call for art submissions for Gendered Intelligence Art Auction - please share widely!

genderedintelligence:

For the 2nd year running, Gendered Intelligence is hosting an art auction to raise money for our work improving the lives of young trans people.
Our art auction has proved to be a very successful event, last year raising £1500 for Gendered Intelligence trans youth.

Hopefully, with your support, we can make the second year into an even more fantastic fundraising effort that will go towards furthering the GI cause!

If you’ve wanted to contribute to Gendered Intelligence but haven’t had the funds or the time to donate, consider donating your artwork for our Art Auction!


We’re looking for anything artists are willing to submit - whether they be canvas paintings, photographic prints, sculptures, jewellery, etc. We encourage a diverse range of artwork - whether you’re a professional artist or you enjoy art as a casual hobby, we want your submissions! 

The art auction will run alongside our annual holiday party on 15th December to celebrate all the work we’ve done in 2012.


We’re definitely interested in submissions from trans and gender variant artists, but if you’re an ally who’d like to submit to show your support, please do get in touch with us. 

Please contact us to get involved! Or, if you’re not an artist, please repost this widely to your artistic friends and communities!

Deadline: November 23rd, 2012. More details below.

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We’re still accepting submissions! Please get in touch if you want to help support our trans youth work!

Donate your artwork to raise money for trans youth support!

Are you an artist, or do you enjoy art as a hobby?

Do you want to help raise money for young trans people to have safe, supportive spaces to socialise and receive support?

Gendered Intelligence is having an art auction on December 15th. We’re auctioning donated artwork, with all money raised going to young trans people.

At our auction last year we raised £1500 for our trans support work through auctioned art. We want to double that this year, and you can help!

It doesn’t matter how you identify, or whether you’re used to creating masterpieces or prefer to just make art for fun - we would love for you to donate your artwork.

Any submissions will be gratefully received. You don’t have to be trans or LGBQ to submit.

To submit or ask questions, email admin@genderedintelligence.co.uk with your details.

For more information see this post. Please pass this on!

Trans Youth Fundraiser Film Night: “Y Can’t I Run: The Story of Santhi Soundarajan”

genderedintelligence:

When:

Thursday 25th October. Bar opens at 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm. (Book tickets)

Where:

Room T1-20 Tower Building 
London Metropolitan University, 
166-220 Holloway Road, 
London N7 8DB (Map

This documentary explores intersex issues in athletics, telling the story of Indian runner Santhi Soundarajan, who failed a ‘gender verification test’ in the Asian Games at Doha in 2006. This is a rare opportunity to see this film which has been screened at many queer film festivals around the world. 

This is a fundraiser for Gendered Intelligence, with all money from tickets and refreshments going towards our trans youth support work.

Director Payoshni Mitra says: “I made this film because I wanted Santhi Soundarajan’s voice to be heard by people all over the world. It was shot by me with assistance from my mother with a basic handycam. However, the film that has been shown in various Queer film festivals today, has managed to draw people’s attention to one of the most under-researched areas of sport. I am glad that Gendered Intelligence is screening this film and I hope the film will at least make the audience think!”

Followed by a post-screening discussion. Refreshments will be available, with the bar open before and after the screening.

Tickets:

Book in advance - £6 or £4 concessions.

On the door - £6.50 or £4.50 concessions.

Can’t make it but want to support us? Donate to us here.

Questions about the event? Email admin@genderedintelligence.co.uk or send us an ask.