Flyer Reads: Free Event. Kent and Medway LGBTQ Youth Summit 2014 via Kent Community Health NHS Trust. Stalls, Karaoke, Workshops. Lunch provided. Saturday. 13th of September. Kearsney Campsite. Dover. 12 to 7 PM. More details from: Hayley Rees on kcht.lgbtq@nhs.net or Fiona Thomson on 07538701802. Find us on Facebook. Facebook dot come slash Kent LGBTQ Hubs.

Flyer Reads: Free Event. Kent and Medway LGBTQ Youth Summit 2014 via Kent Community Health NHS Trust. Stalls, Karaoke, Workshops. Lunch provided. Saturday. 13th of September. Kearsney Campsite. Dover. 12 to 7 PM. More details from: Hayley Rees on kcht.lgbtq@nhs.net or Fiona Thomson on 07538701802. Find us on Facebook. Facebook dot come slash Kent LGBTQ Hubs.

LGBT focus group on experiences of GP services

Patient and Public Voice in NHS England are running a series of focus groups,  and would like to run a specific LGBT focus group at Southside on the 27th August in the morning, the focus group would run for 2 hours and travel cost will be paid and all participants will receive a small gift pack for their attendance. The focus group will explore the experiences of GP services with a view to feeding these experiences into the development of some developmental standards for GPs across London.
 
interested participants should contact s.frater@nhs.net 

LGBT Role Models Within The NHS

Health Service Journal with the NHS Leadership Academy, will be publishing a special supplement in September exploring attitudes to, and experiences of, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in the NHS.  To take part in the survey and to find out more …. read more
 

The survey is now open and we are seeking views – both from people who identify as LGBT and those who do not.

Research Into Transgender Friendly GP’s by Transfigurations

Coming out as transgender can be the most stressful thing that a person ever does in their life - and if they meet up with an uncaring/obstructive GP it can lead to an increased low self esteem and despair - which can often result in self harm or even an attempt at ending their own life. 


You can help if you have a sympathetic GP for if you have one that is trans friendly and we can publish that in out database it will mean that there might be a sympathetic GP in someone’s area where they can go and know that they can get help - and your action in providing the details of a sympathetic GP could therefore save somebody’s life

http://esurv.org/online-survey.php?surveyID=LKHIFL_1ed92149

Calling all trans people over 18 for online focus group on trans representation!

Has anything changed since Leveson?

 
What does trans media representation mean for trans audiences?


Rhianna Humphrey is a postgraduate student at the University of Glasgow looking at these issues of trans media representation in the UK in the last year looking for participants for this research project.

Are you a self-defining trans person over 18 willing to take part in an online focus group to discuss these issues?
All you need is internet access and to be willing to share your opinions and give an hour of your time. These focus groups will be completely anonymous and you are free to withdraw at any time. Quotations, headlines and some newspaper images (with faces blurred out where they appear) will be used during the focus group to aid the discussion. Online interviews are also possible if that’s a more accessible format for some individuals. 
The purpose of this research project is to look at the effects media coverage of trans people and trans issues are having on trans audiences to better understand what the issues are and how to improve them.

If you want to get involved please email Rhianna on rhumphrey@hotmail.co.uk for more info and consent documents.

Trans Action has free places for young people

Now taking bookings for free places for young people  - more info online: http://transaction2014.com/booking-accommodation/

Our budget doesn’t stretch to offering free evening meals and accommodation, unfortunately but there are sure to be some cheap alternatives to the UEA accommodation in town.

9 July 2014

A new book by veteran equality expert and former trans rights campaigner Christine Burns MBE provides a unique first person account of how the seeds of trans activism were first sown in the UK.

Written as part memoir and part historical account, Pressing Matters is the first book of its kind to document the way in which trans community activism developed in Britain, after the fallout from a 1960s divorce case stripped them of the means to change their legal status.

The Sex Educational Supplement is a new termly e-magazine for teachers and other professionals involved in sex and relationships education.

The LGBT Issue

The third issue of the magazine was published in July 2014 and is free to Sex Education Forum members or available for £4.99 from the NCB web-shop.

 SEF ISSUE 3 Cover High Res Web Fit

   
     The LGBT Issue includes:  

  • ‘take the quiz’ to boost your knowledge about LGBT issues, including a bit of history and current events
  • meet Jackie Foley, UK sexual health professional of the year finalist, 2013.

  • findings from the METRO Youth Chances survey of young people
  • eight pages of lesson ideas and resources to help you plan and deliver inclusive SRE at all Key Stages
  • advice on addressing transphobia
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.

the first openly gay black MP to be elected in the continent of Africa.

Zakhele Mbhele has become the first openly gay black MP to be elected in the continent of Africa.

On Wednesday, Mr Mbhele, 29, was officially sworn in as a Member of South Africa’s Parliament.

Read more: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/05/22/africa-elects-its-first-openly-gay-black-mp/

Duckie Summer School For Emerging Artists

The deadline for this has passed but if you are interestied it might be worth contacting Dickie to see if they would consider extra applicants.

Duckie Summer School For Emerging Artists
Monday 7th - Wednesday 16th July

Are you aged 18 - 25?

Do you like live art, cabaret, DIY culture and post-queerness?

This is an 8 day intensive performance and cabaret Summer School with director Mark Whitelaw and filmmaker Tim Brunsden.

We will recruit 8 participants aged 18 - 25 and armed with the 150 year archive of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, will create stunning ensemble performance for a show to be presented at the RVT on Wednesday 16 July.

Participants have to commit to 8 days full time 10am - 6pm and are paid a bursary of £100. You will work everyday at the Battersea Arts Centre in Clapham Junction.

To apply to be part of this project email dicky@duckie.co.uk with a CV and one paragraph outlining your interest in this project. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Monday 19 May and decisions on the final team will be advised by Friday 23 May.

CONTACT
email dicky@duckie.co.uk
website www.duckie.co.uk

Open Barbers Crowdfunder goes LIVE!

openbarbers:

Hey folks!

Between 6th April and 18th May, Open Barbers are crowdfunding for the launch of our full time space in June 2014. Please take a look at our crowdfunding appeal here:

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/openbarbers/

We hope you can help us!

Thank you,

Greygory & Felix

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Open Barbers are almost at their fundraising target for a new, full-time hair salon designed for queer and trans people. There’s only 7 days left to reach their goal. Please reblog and donate if you can!

Puffball - London, Doncaster, Manchester - GO GO GO!

CIRCUSFEST 2014
PUFFBALL
DIRECTED BY MARK STOROR
Tuesday 22 - Sunday 27 April
7.30pm

http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/circusfest-2014/puffball/

Tonight there will be a post show discussion about human rights.Broadcaster Evan Davis will be chairing the panel and it will feature Syriah Bailey - all round creative and Puffball ambassor, Boris Dittrich - Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch, Sophie Ward – writer and actor, Emma Woollcott – lawyer and Jay Stewart from Gendered Intelligence.

The 24th April is press night! Do you want to attend the show? We can take up to 10 young people who are members of the Gendered Intelligence youth group for Free! E mail jay.stewart@genderedintelligence.co.uk - bagsies first!

Puffball circus LGBT performance

MAIN SPACE

CIRCUSFEST 2014

PUFFBALL

DIRECTED BY MARK STOROR

The Roundhouse, Camden

Tuesday 22 - Sunday 27 April

7.30pm




If there is one thing you need to do this year it’s this! Buy your ticket now! tickets are selling fast. 

Also on the 23rd April there will be a post show discussion about human rights.

Broadcaster Evan Davis will be chairing the panel and it will feature Syriah Bailey - all round creative and Puffball ambassor, Boris Dittrich - Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch, Sophie Ward – writer and actor, Emma Woollcott – lawyer and Jay Stewart from Gendered Intelligence