Monthly Archives: August 2015

Transgender News – September 2015

Monday, September 25, 2017

Please get in touch if you would like to promote an event, activity, group or campaign you are involved with for the transgender community anywhere across Scotland – jules@lgbthealth.org.uk

 

Are you a non-binary person?  We want to hear from you!

The Scottish Transgender Alliance is conducting a survey about non-binary people in the UK focusing on three main areas: your experiences of using services, views on legal gender recognition, and experiences of employment.

To take the survey, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nonbinarysurvey

To read more about our equal recognition campaign, and to sign up and show your support, visit: http://www.scottishtrans.org/equal/

For more information on the survey, email vic@equality-network.org.uk or phone 0131 467 6039.

 

Join Police Scotland

Police Scotland is committed to expanding the diversity of our workforce. If you’re looking for a career that will take you beyond your own expectations and give you the variety, challenge and reward that you are looking for then follow the link to find out more about how to apply.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/recruitment/police-officers/

 

LGBTQI Church Friendly Fair – Edinburgh

On Saturday 26th September 2015 7-8.30pm, Our Tribe @ Augustine United in partnership with the Chaplaincy at Edinburgh University, are hosting an LGBTQI Friendly Church Fair, and wondered if your church, group or organisation would like to participate in it?

The aim of the fair is to bring together LGBTQI affirming churches, faith communities and LGBTQI groups and organisations in Edinburgh, so that Edinburgh Uni students can find information and opportunities to connect with us, and so that we can connect with each other.

If you would like to participate, we would invite you to host a stall with leaflets etc about your organisation. We will have refreshments available. There will be a welcome and introduction near the start and then the rest of the evening will simply be an opportunity to meet, mix and share.

If you would like your organisation to participate in this please email Maxwell Reay.  We hope that you can share in this event.

 

National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland

The NGICNS annual meeting took place last month.  There was a review of the activities of the network since its establishment a year ago.  The steering group meets every 3 months and the minutes can be downloaded from the NGICNS website.  At the annual meeting there was a suggestion to inform people on the contact list when new content is added to the website.  If you would like to receive updates and details of upcoming events to attend you can request this via the contact form on the NGICNS website.  Just fill in your details and ask to be added to the contact list.

 

GALA SCOTLAND Glasgay! and LGBTQI futures

Equalities and what we are doing for you and the wider community

We are a Scottish charity that has managed the Glasgay! festival for 20+ years.  As a result of changes in our regular funding we are in a process of organisational transition to a new year-round sustainable business model.

We’d like your co-operation in addressing the needs of LGBTQI artists, audiences and the wider community.  Please complete our survey.

https://galascotland.typeform.com/to/UWU38h

 

Transsexual Stories

A BBC documentary is available on the BBC iPlayer that follows five different trans women – Anne, Gladys, Carla, Bee and Jan – over the the course of a year, charting their lives at various stages of transition.  Available for 21 days via the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0675519/transsexual-stories

 

Prejudice Towards Trans People – University of Nottingham Research

What does prejudice do to the mental health of trans people?

To help us understand the stresses of prejudice on trans people and their mental health please complete this online survey:

https://nottingham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/transgender-stress-research

You need to be 18 and older and identify as being trans. You do not need to have a mental health problem to take part.  You also have a chance to be entered into a prize draw.

 

Useful trans community links and resources

The Scottish Transgender Alliance works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland. Click here to access a wealth of links and resources for the trans community. http://www.scottishtrans.org/resources/

Transgender News – August 2015

Monday, September 25, 2017

Please get in touch if you would like to promote an event, activity, group or campaign you are involved with for the transgender community anywhere across Scotland – jules@lgbthealth.org.uk

Gladys Paterson

LGBT Health and Wellbeing pays tribute to Gladys Paterson, who passed away in early July. Gladys was a long-time member of the West of Scotland LGBT Forum and contributed many years to providing support and social inclusion for the trans community.  She will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with Gladys’ friends and family.

Danielle Robins

LGBT Health and Wellbeing was also very sad to hear news of the death of Danielle Robins, a well-respected, dedicated campaigner, activist and supporter of trans equality in Scotland.  Danielle was also President of the Abertay LGBT Society.

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Danielle and others from Dundee at an event in the spring and both Jules and George remember it being a really enjoyable day.

Our thoughts are with all of Danielle’s friends and family.  We’re sure the loss of Danielle will be felt by those who knew her but by also by many from the LGBT+ community both in Dundee and beyond.

The Scottish LGBT Equality Report

The Scottish LGBT Equality Report is a state of the nation report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people’s experiences of inequality in Scotland – click here to read a PDF copy of the report 

 Are you non-binary? We want to hear from you!

Launch of UK-wide Online Survey

We are launching a UK-wide survey for non-binary people to ask you about your experiences using services, your views on legal gender recognition, and your experiences of employment.

The survey will run for 8 weeks, closing on 15th September 2015.

Take Surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nonbinarysurvey

The survey should take you around 30 minutes to complete, and will be a huge help in evidencing the equality issues faced by non-binary people. We will use the findings to shape our campaigning work on improving gender recognition processes and to help develop equality guidance on non-binary inclusion for service providers and employers.

Please share the survey as widely as possible to help us reach lots of non-binary people across the UK.

If you have any questions or would like a paper version of the survey, email vic@equality-network.org or call 0131 467 6039 and we will be happy to help.

 THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN

Written and performed by legendary trans playwright Jo Clifford, and part of the prestigious Made in Scotland showcase, ‘The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven’ will be performed at 10.45am every Weds to Sunday in the amazing Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall.  We promise to “Start your day with a blessing” and offer a unique space for contemplation and meditation in the madness of the Fringe.

On Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th of August we’ll be presenting three preview shows with reduced price tickets and a special gift for each member of the audience.

We’d love to see you there and would really appreciate your help in extending this invitation to your professional network and friends.

Ticket link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/gospel-according-to-jesus-queen-of-heaven

 Lunch On an Island!

Monday August 31st

We’ll meet in Oban, take the 5 minute crossing over to the island of Kerrera on the tiny ferry, and then a leisurely stroll to the Kerrera Tea Garden for some lunch before heading back.  The walk from the ferry to the tea garden takes about 50 minutes each way, so there will be plenty of time to chat and take in the beautiful scenery.
This is open to anyone who is trans or exploring their gender identity.
For more information or if you’re planning to come, please get in touch with Katrina before August 26th (so that she knows how many people to expect): katrina.mitchell@waverleycare.org or 07760701308.

 LGBTQI Church Friendly Fair – Edinburgh

On Saturday 26th September 2015 7-8.30pm, Our Tribe @ Augustine United in partnership with the Chaplaincy at Edinburgh University, are hosting an LGBTQI Friendly Church Fair, and wondered if your church, group or organisation would like to participate in it?

The aim of the fair is to bring together LGBTQI affirming churches, faith communities and LGBTQI groups and organisations in Edinburgh, so that Edinburgh Uni students can find information and opportunities to connect with us, and so that we can connect with each other.

If you would like to participate, we would invite you to host a stall with leaflets etc about your organisation. We will have refreshments available. There will be a welcome and introduction near the start and then the rest of the evening will simply be an opportunity to meet, mix and share.

If you would like your organisation to participate in this please email Maxwell Reay.  We hope that you can share in this event.

 Useful trans community links and resources

The Scottish Transgender Alliance works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland. Click here to access a wealth of links and resources for the trans community. http://www.scottishtrans.org/resources/