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. 

The Youth Chances Survey for LGBT people aged 16-25 closes soon! Make sure you fill it out as the information gathered will help influence services for young LGBT people in the UK.

Trans History for LGBT History Month - Roberta Cowell (1918 - Present)

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Roberta Cowell, a former racing driver and World War 2 pilot, was the first trans woman in the UK known to undergo genital reconstruction surgery.

Cowell became interest in motor-racing whilst at University, and competed in the 1939 Antwerp Grand Prix. She served with the RAF in World War II, spending 5 months in a prisoner of war camp before it was liberated in 1945.

She began to transition after sessions with a psychiatrist led her to conclude that her "unconscious mind was predominantly female". She began estrogen and met Michael Dillon, a doctor and trans man, who performed an orchiectomy on her, which was illegal in Britain at the time.

A doctor on Harley Street gave her a document stating she was intersex, which allowed her to change her birth certificate to female. She had vaginoplasty in 1951, making her the first known trans woman in the UK to have had this surgery.

Source: Wikipedia

Check out more trans history on Gendered Intelligence’s ‘Trans History’ tag.

Free Trans Youth Residential with Afternoon TEA (Trans Education and Action)

Young trans people aged 13-25 are welcome to come on this fun, interesting and supportive residential that Afternoon TEA trans youth group is organising. It is free to come too thanks to Comic Relief! 
At Launde Abbey in Leicestershire, on April 26th - 28th
Single, en-suite rooms for everyone!
Food & accommodation provided… completely free!
We will do a pick up from Manchester at 6pm on Friday 26th at the LGBT centre, 49 Sidney St, M1 7HB. Please let us know if you would like a pick up by contacting Amelia on 0781 398 1338. We will also drop people back in Manchester on Sunday evening at 5pm.
You can also make your own way to Launde Abbey if you prefer. Launde Abbey is located in Leicestershire, England, 14 miles east of the city of Leicester and six miles south west of Oakham, Rutland. http://www.laundeabbey.org.uk/ The building is a religious one, but the residential is open to people of any or no religion, and the Abbey staff will have had trans awareness training.
On the Friday we will do some get to know you games and ground rules setting.
One the Saturday and Sunday we will do some cycling, a workshop on sex and relationships, a murder mystery, a midnight walk, a nature walk, a social action workshop, games, emotional wellbeing activities. So we hope you can make it!
For more information and a consent form to attend, email transyouth@lgbtynw.org.uk

Free Trans Youth Residential with Afternoon TEA (Trans Education and Action)

Young trans people aged 13-25 are welcome to come on this fun, interesting and supportive residential that Afternoon TEA trans youth group is organising. It is free to come too thanks to Comic Relief! 

  • At Launde Abbey in Leicestershire, on April 26th - 28th
  • Single, en-suite rooms for everyone!
  • Food & accommodation provided… completely free!

We will do a pick up from Manchester at 6pm on Friday 26th at the LGBT centre, 49 Sidney St, M1 7HB. Please let us know if you would like a pick up by contacting Amelia on 0781 398 1338. We will also drop people back in Manchester on Sunday evening at 5pm.

You can also make your own way to Launde Abbey if you prefer. Launde Abbey is located in Leicestershire, England, 14 miles east of the city of Leicester and six miles south west of Oakham, Rutland. http://www.laundeabbey.org.uk/ The building is a religious one, but the residential is open to people of any or no religion, and the Abbey staff will have had trans awareness training.

On the Friday we will do some get to know you games and ground rules setting.

One the Saturday and Sunday we will do some cycling, a workshop on sex and relationships, a murder mystery, a midnight walk, a nature walk, a social action workshop, games, emotional wellbeing activities. So we hope you can make it!

For more information and a consent form to attend, email transyouth@lgbtynw.org.uk

'Domestic Violence: A resource for trans people' was produced in 2009 by The Greater London Domestic Violence project, in collaboration with the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum and NHS Barking & Dagenham.
The resource has been written primarily to assist trans people who experience domestic abuse. There is information as well as links to UK resources.
To view the full booklet, click here.

'Domestic Violence: A resource for trans people' was produced in 2009 by The Greater London Domestic Violence project, in collaboration with the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum and NHS Barking & Dagenham.

The resource has been written primarily to assist trans people who experience domestic abuse. There is information as well as links to UK resources.

To view the full booklet, click here.

genderedintelligence:

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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.

If anyone has any last minute responses to this, we’d love to have them!

genderedintelligence:

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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.

We’re really close to our target for this! If you’ve not filled it in yet, please please do!

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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.

FS Magazine seeking gay trans guy for article on role models

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FS magazine are looking for a gay trans man / gay man with transsexual history for an article on role models - aspirational people that other gay men can look up to, eschewing celebrity.

The participant would need to be comfortable identifying themselves as a trans man / man with trans history in the article, and would also need to be comfortable having their photograph featured.

The participant can be anywhere in the UK, as the interview can take place over email / phone.

If you’re interested in participating, contact admin@genderedintelligence.co.uk and we’ll put you in touch.

First trans youth group session of the year - January 8th

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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!

genderedintelligence:

Come and see the screening of our Gendered Intelligence trans youth 3D film, made on our 3D Film Project last summer!
When: 8th December, 12pm - 3.30pm
Where: BFI, Southbank, London. (Map) Near Waterloo station.
Cost: £3 per person, or £5 for two if you call the box office in advance. Book tickets.
Participants produced a short ‘mockumentary’, parodying the way trans people are portrayed in documentaries. It will be screened amongst other 3D films made by young people at Boldface, the production company behind the project.
Come along and check it out!

genderedintelligence:

Come and see the screening of our Gendered Intelligence trans youth 3D film, made on our 3D Film Project last summer!

When: 8th December, 12pm - 3.30pm

Where: BFI, Southbank, London. (Map) Near Waterloo station.

Cost: £3 per person, or £5 for two if you call the box office in advance. Book tickets.

Participants produced a short ‘mockumentary’, parodying the way trans people are portrayed in documentaries. It will be screened amongst other 3D films made by young people at Boldface, the production company behind the project.

Come along and check it out!

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.

Final trans youth group of the year - Pre-Holiday Party celebration - December 15th

NOTE: There is no Tuesday session in December - this is the last youth group session til 2013.

When: Saturday 15th December 1.45 - 5pm

Where: Central School of Speech and Drama, near Swiss Cottage station, London. (Map) Meet by reception.

For our last GI trans youth group of the year, we’ll be having a celebratory afternoon with a variety of games (fun ones, promise!), cake, and a chance to catch up and chat old and new members of the GI youth group before the holidays.

We’ll also set aside some time to chat about coping over the holiday period, which can be difficult for some of us, and talk about other trans-related issues or concerns that arise.

We’ll buy some cake, but bring along some cake/biscuits/other party food to share so we can have a variety of stuff to celebrate what has been a fantastic year at Gendered Intelligence youth group!

We’ll be heading over to our Holiday Party and Art Auction event together (free for youth group members) for 6pm - you’re welcome to come along with us after the youth group.

As usual, we’ll reimburse travel up to £7 with a receipt. Make sure you buy a travelcard that covers your journey to Highbury and Islington for the Art Auction if you’re coming along.

If you’re new to GI youth group, feel free to drop us an email on admin@genderedintelligence.co.uk if you have any questions.

See you there!

genderedintelligence:

Do you, or could you work with transgender people?

Or are you a trans service user of an organisation that could do with some training on trans issues?

Are you providing a good and appropriate service to people who are trans or questioning their gender identity?

Gendered Intelligence…

Remember to tell any professionals you know who need some training about this opportunity!

KiS Queer History Tour and Workshop (BSL Interpreted) - 25th November

Kairos in Soho are holding a BSL interpreted queer history tour in Soho on Sunday.

When: Sunday 25th Nov 2012 (this Sun) 1.50pm - 7pm

Where: The event will start at 1.50pm outside the Admiral Duncan Pub, 54 Old Compton Street W1D 4UB. (Map)

Session 1: 2 - 4pm / Participants will be led on a diverse Queer History Tour round Soho (please be prompt as the tour guides will move on at 2pm).

Session 2: 4.30 - 7pm / A creative workshop based on the tour facilitated by Jay Bernard at Soho Theatre.

Participants must attend the tour in order to be able to participate in the workshop.

Wheelchair accessible tour route and venue.

FREE EVENT, plus travel expenses, for concessions. Otherwise this event costs £10.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Both the tour and workshop will be BSL interpreted. This event is part of the development of our Winter Warmer event on 11 December 2012 and a longer term project to build knowledge of diverse LGBT deaf history and culture into the tour.

If you wish to attend please email jane.standing@kairosinsoho.org.uk

For more information telephone 020 7437 6063