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.
Tuesday Youth Group - Families - Tomorrow! 14/05/13
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.
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!
We’ve got at least 4 spare tickets to see Young, Sex-Changed and Lonely, our Gendered Intelligence youth satirical film, as part of the ‘We Can Be Heroes’ series of shorts at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival tomorrow, Tuesday 19th March at 8:40pm.
We’d like to offer the…
We’re out of tickets for tonight, but we’ve still got 12 for tomorrow’s screening - we won’t be going as a group but anyone who wants them who is a young trans person or ally is welcome to them - drop us an email if you’re interested in seeing some trans/genderqueer shorts!
Digital Intimacy? Project for gay-identified men (trans inclusive)
When you log on to the internet does it increase your connection to the world around you or make you feel more alone?
Are dating websites and apps a good way to meet new people or a place where you feel judged and exposed? Or both?
MAGIC ME is the UK’s leading provider of intergenerational arts activities. We are working with GENDERED INTELLIGENCE and AGE UK CAMDEN to run a creative project called DIGITAL INTIMACY?
The project will bring together younger and older men (cis or trans) who identify as gay, in order to explore their experiences of using the internet and mobile phone platforms for dating and relationships.
The group will meet every Saturday in April and May 2013 anduse discussion, movement and photography to explore ideas. On 25 May the group will hold an informal event for invited guests in order to share work created throughout the project.
To take part you must be a cis or trans man identifying as gay aged 18-25 or 50 plus.
You will be available to attend sessions at the CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 6, 13, 20, 27 April and 4, 11, 18 and 25 May 2013. The project will be facilitated by two Magic Me artists -
Kieran Sheehan (movement practitioner) and Douglas Nicolson (photographer).
You can read the full flyer here.
For more information or to sign up please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Magic Me will arrange a time to meet you in person before the project starts.
A small budget for travel bursaries will be available for participants.
When: Thursday 28th February, 6.30 - 9 PM (Facebook event here.)
Room GCG-08, Tower Building, London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road, N7 8DB (Map)
Join us at our first Gendered Intelligence Film Club for 2013, with three short films on trans and intersex issues.…
Two days to go until our film night!
“Young, Sex Changed and Lonely” - Gendered Intelligence Youth’s satirical film at the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival!
‘Young, Sex-Changed and Lonely: Our Bodies are Prisons’
March 19th 20:40
March 20th 18:10
BFI Southbank (Map)
In the summer, our young people on our 3D Film Project made a film, written, directed and performed entirely by trans-identified young people, with support from Boldface productions. The film is a satirical look at the way young trans people are portrayed in the media.
The film is receiving its film festival premiere at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, as part of the ‘We Can Be Heroes’ shorts series, on 19th and 20th of March.
Booking opens for non-members of BFI on 4th March, at 11:30am. It’d be great to see some support at the screenings for GI’s film! We’d love to hear your reviews.
To find out more information about the ‘We Can Be Heroes’ shorts series and ‘Young, Sex Changed and Lonely’, click here.
We’ve now launched our online Parents & Families group for parents and family members of young trans people between the ages of 13 - 25 in the UK.
If your parent/guardian/family members feel they need peer support from other parents / family members who’ve been through something similar, this may be a worthwhile source of support for them.
This is also a great way for parents to keep in touch between our Parents & Family ‘SOFFA’ meetings.
The group is staffed by GI parent volunteers who will do their best to share their experiences and answer questions.
Parents & family members can join the group by visiting this page on our website:
Please ensure any potential members sign up to a google account for best access to the group.
Want to volunteer for Gendered Intelligence?
We’re having our next volunteer induction on January 17th , 6-8pm in London. We hold these 3-4 times a year.
If you want to volunteer for GI, fill in an application form before then and come along!
Volunteers at GI:
- Help run our fundraiser events (film nights, art auction, and more!)
- Represent Gendered Intelligence at community meetings / events
- Help out at our youth events and youth group
- Help out with our website, admin and design work
Volunteers can be trans or cis, straight or LGB, or none of the above! All we ask is you’re over 18 and have some time to help GI.
You can apply online here.
Gendered Intelligence have launched a survey on employment and job-seeking for trans young people (aged 25 and under) living in the UK. If you are a young trans person aged under 25 - please fill it in today! If you’ve ever worked or never worked - we need to hear from you!
Why is the survey important?
We’re applying for funding to run workshops on employment skills for young trans people. We need information about your experiences when it comes to employment and job seeking - whether they’re positive or negative. The information you provide will help us create events and services that can help young trans people and also to help organisations we work with understand your needs.
Please fill it in and reblog. We need as many responses as possible by January 15th 2013.
Fill in the survey here.
First trans youth group session of the year - January 8th
When: Tuesday 8th of January, 6-8PM
Where: Central School of Speech and Drama, London, NW3 3HY. (Map)
Nearest tube: Swiss Cottage
For our first youth group session of 2013, we’ll be chatting and playing games around the idea of resolutions and our hopes for the year. We’ll also be discussing what you want to do in the youth group for 2013. We’d love to hear your ideas for sessions you’d find fun, informative or useful!
Plus, if you have any transition questions, we’ll do our best to take some time to answer them as a group.
All young trans or gender-questioning people aged 13-25 are welcome to attend - whether it’s your first session of you’re a youth group veteran. If you have any questions about the youth group, feel free to reply to this email and we’ll get back to you.
We’ll provide travel bursaries of up to £7 per person with a receipt. Light refreshments will be provided. The venue is fully accessible.
See you there!
Thank you - £600 raised at our Art Auction!
We wanted to express our gratitude to everyone who attended our Holiday Party & Art Auction last Saturday.
Thanks to your support, we’ve raised over £600 for our trans youth support work!
We would also like to thank all the artists who contributed their work. We couldn’t have done it without you!
If you couldn’t make it and you still want to donate to GI, please visit our Friends Scheme page on our website to make a one-off donation or to join our regular donation scheme.