London trans women needed for article on inclusion in the lesbian community
We’ve been sent over this call-out for trans women to contribute to this article for G3 - get in touch if you’re interested in being interviewed!
I’m writing an article for g3 magazine on the inclusion of trans women within the lesbian community, and am currently looking for 2-3 trans women in the London area to interview about their experiences. The article itself will be in an interview-style format, with my parts being neutral. My aim is not to speak for trans women, but rather to give them a voice in order to highlight a problem. I will be writing it with the utmost care, and you can read it before it gets published.
Interviewees can remain anonymous in the published article if they wish.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to get involved, or share with anyone you think will be interested. I’m hoping to conduct interviews next week.
Also, don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to give me advice.
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.
The University of Brighton are offering the opportunity for a doctoral student to develop an innovative project that relates to understandings of contemporary queer lives by exploring issues of LGBT identity formation, community engagement/affiliation and their implications for health and psychological well-being.
The project will be located in the School of Applied Social Science and the candidate will have links with the university-wide LGBT Q Life Research Hub. The proposed research should aim to improve understandings of LGBT experiences often formed in the context of marginalisation, exclusion and stigmatisation and generate findings that will have an impact on local, national and/or international policy and practice. It is expected that the project will be informed by feminist, queer and critical psychological/psychosocial theories and show significant methodological innovation. Projects addressing the ‘LGBT’ collective are encouraged to explore elements of shared and contrasting experiences and needs, and projects that focus on the experiences of those marginalised within this collective are encouraged.
Candidates are expected to develop their own proposal within these parameters, but indicative areas of study might include:
SAFRA PROJECT AND INCLUSIVE MOSQUE INITIATIVE PILOT RESEARCH - Queer Muslim Women needed!
Safra Project is supporting the Inclusive Mosque Initiative in a pilot research project. This is a very important piece of work, the first of its kind looking specifically at the experience of Muslim women with same-sex attactions and their use or not of mosque spaces.
Details about the research and how to take part is listed below and attached as a .pdf here, be assured your identity will be kept confidential.
RESEARCH SUMMARY Objective The main objective of this pilot study is to find out how queer Muslim women experience existing mosque spaces in the UK, and look at how sexuality matters, or doesn’t, in these spaces. Reflecting IMIs ethos of inclusivity, it also explores participants’ hopes for a truly inclusive mosque space.
It is intended as part of an exhaustive nationwide study into women’s experiences of access and inclusion in UK mosques, which will provide an overview of inclusivity issues in mosques, involving mosque managers and administrators, regular attendees, stakeholders and non-practicing Muslim women. This study will be the first of its kind and applications for funding to make it possible are currently being processed. This pilot study (early 2013) foregrounds the larger research project and focuses particularly on LBTQI Muslim women.
Participants If you are a queer Muslim woman and interested in participating in this pilot study, we want to hear from you! You don’t have to be religious or regular at a mosque, or even say you are practicing; interviews are informal, flexible (on time and location) and completely confidential. For more information please email@example.com
Josephine Baker, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 1963
“I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents and much more but I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee and that made me mad and when I get mad, you know that I open my big mouth and then look out, ’cause when Josephine opens her mouth, they hear it all over the world!”
Great chance to work on your public speaking skills if you live, work or study in Camden!
duckie UPSTARTS - young people aged 18-25 needed for performance project
Are you young?
Do you wanna sing, dance, and make shapes?
Duckie are looking to recruit 6-8 fresh blooded performers aged 18-25 to create some new work for our Saturday night club.
Over the course of 4 days, showbiz savants Amy Lamé and Scottee will lead trainee troupers in creating and staging youth performance for the 21st century and beyond.
There may or may not be spoken word / contemporary dance / mime / jazz hands / gymnastics / clowning / monologues / music / shakespeare and other arty farty party stuff that makes us all feel socially awkward.
Just imagine if Divine, Joe Orton, Dusty Springfield, The Cockettes, Penny Arcade, Bloolips, Dawn French, Split Britches and Frankie Howerd formed a performance troupe.
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).
Trans Man Life Model Needed Saturday 16th February
We’ve had a life model drop out of our Saturday GI’s Anatomy session. We could really do with another model who is a trans man who has had chest surgery but not genital surgery (we have aimed to include a range of body types for our models to ensure a diversity of trans bodies).
This is a paid job - £15/hr in London on Saturday (16th Feb) between 12.45-4.30pm. You must be over 25 to apply.
LGBT means “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*” but there are so many different terms people use for sexuality and gender, it can get confusing. Brook young volunteers decided to help by identifying and defining as many terms relating to LGBT as possible.
This booklet comprehensively covers a whole alphabet of terms for sexuality and gender. It aims to show that there is a lot more than just LGBT and that people don’t have to fit into a specific ‘box’. It is the only LGBT information source of it’s kind; written for young people, by young people.
This booklet is a brilliant resource for professionals working with youth groups and young people to use as an educational tool.
This resource was produced by LGBT young people, including one of our very own Gendered Intelligence trans youth group members! You can buy them in bulk at a rate of 40p per copy, or pick up a free copy at a GI youth group session.
Where: Wilkins Old Refectory, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT (Map)
Gendered Intelligence will be at the LGBT Volunteer Fair at UCL, speaking to anyone who’s interested about volunteering with GI! It’s a great chance to see what volunteering opportunities are available in London with us and other LGBT organisations.