Monthly Archives: May 2016

Transgender Community NEWS – May 2016

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Please get in touch if you would like to promote a not-for-profit event, activity, group or campaign you are involved with, for the transgender community anywhere across Scotland – jules@lgbthealth.org.uk

 

LGBTQIA exhibition on the Royal Mile

Proud City: celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual people living and working in Edinburgh

The People’s Story Museum, Canongate Tolbooth, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8BN.
New exhibition open to the public: 30 April- 29 October 2016 Proud City is a new exhibition open to the public at People’s Story Museum from 30th April until October. The exhibition showcases some of the city’s collections exploring LGBTQIA+ history alongside contemporary items telling the stories of people living and working in Edinburgh today.

 

Canadian Transgender Singer-songwriter performs in Edinburgh

Rae Spoon + Jesus & His Judgemental Father + The Watch Thieves

Saturday 7.30pm, 21st May, Augustine United Church
The music of Canadian transgender singer-songwriter RAE SPOON spans across genres from Electronica to country and folk. The documentary My Prairie Home tells the story of them growing up queer in the Canadian Prairies with Pentecostal parents. On May 21st they perform in the intimate setting of Augustine united Church, Edinburgh, along with by Leeds’ queer pop punks JESUS & HIS JUDGEMENTAL FATHER and locals THE WATCH THIEVES. Tickets: £6 from walktheplankdiy More about the author.bigcartel.com

 

“What’s the point in living, in a body I don’t want” – How the NHS Treats Trans People Podcast

Here is a link to a British Medical Journal podcast about gender identity clinics. This is the iTunes version, if you need another version you can get it through the BMJ website.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-bmj-podcast/id283916558?mt=2&i=366638819

 

The Laramie Project

Friday 24 & Saturday 25 Jun, 7.30pm (2 hrs 15)
Scottish Storytelling Centre , Netherbow Theatre
This show is based on a true story. It is October 1998; Matthew Sheppard is savagely beaten and left to die overlooking the town of Laramie, Wyoming. Two locals are accused of the crime. This play documents the town’s response to the attack whilst exploring themes of hope, love, hate and sexuality. In this production by Edinburgh Acting School, the actors work as an ensemble to take on this sad event and shed some light on what really happened that fateful night and how attitudes have changed since.
Tickets: Full Price – £8.00 , Concession £6.00.
For tickets and more information visit – http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre/centre-events/5027/the-laramie-project

 

National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland

The NGICNS annual meeting took place in January. 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.

 

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/