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Transgender Community NEWS – July 2016

Monday, September 25, 2017

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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

Love BEATS All – Wednesday 29th June

In the wake of the terrible massacre at the Orlando Pulse nightclub, Edinburgh stood together at a vigil to send love, solidarity and support. A number of those who attended are local musicians and they decided to take it a step further and actively raise money. From that a special fundraiser gig comes to you, hosted at Bannerman’s on the 29th June 2016. Two of Edinburgh’s top drum crews will be playing, and all proceeds go to the Equality Florida Pulse Victim Fund.

Details of the event can be found on Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/865269203579020/ and tickets are available online here: https://tickets-scotland.com/events.html?event_method=viewevent&event_id=cf4e73b0-3966-11e6-b2cc-22000b75ede9. Tickets may be available on the door depending on pre-sales. There will also be donation boxes and a number of Pride-themed badges and stickers to buy, the funds from which all go to the fund.

So come along, listen to some funky drum beats, stand in solidarity and send support to the victims of this senseless hate crime.

If you are unable to attend or want to donate more, you can support the fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund

 

The Luvvies Anniversary production this Friday

The Luvvies, Edinburgh’s LGBT Theatre Group, are 10 this year and are having a ‘bit of a do’ to celebrate, the night before Pride!  The evening will be a social event with short, informal pieces of drama – extracts from our recent writing competition.  Come along on Friday 1st July @ 7:30pm – and see what we’re doing!  All welcome, though attendance (£3) is strictly by sign-up here: – http://www.meetup.com/LGBT-Community-Theatre-Workshops-Edinburgh/events/231253621/

 

The Little Foxes

In 1998 I commissioned Peter Thomson to paint a scenario focusing on an horrific homophobic murder that occurred in Edinburgh ten years earlier, in May 1988. To date, this painting, entitled The Little Foxes, has only ever been seen in private by guests and visitors to my home. However, it has now been selected to be shown in THE SCOTTISH ENDARKENMENT exhibition at Dovecot Studios, hanging alongside similarly darkly-themed works by other talented contemporary Scottish artists such as John Bellany, Joyce W. Cairns, Ken Currie and Helen Flockhart.

About the same date as when The Little Foxes was commissioned, a similarly horrific homophobic murder occurred in Wyoming, U.S.A… However, unlike the Matthew Shepard case, the Edinburgh murder did not cause national outrage, or attract international media attention, or have a play and books written about it. So perhaps, in a small way, The Little Foxes will make up for this.

THE SCOTTISH ENDARKENMENT runs until 29 August 2016

 

Coffee, Cake and Conversation

A time for spiritual, pastoral and social connection.  Meeting monthly on Tuesdays from 7.30 – 9.00pm and Thursdays from 1.30 – 3.00pm at Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL.  Everyone Welcome.

Next meeting dates: Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd September

Contact: Maxwell Reay, NHS Chaplain: 0131 537 6734

Rev Fiona Bennett: 07552 162717

 

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 Community NEWS – June 2016

Monday, September 25, 2017

 

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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

 

The Laramie Project

Fri 24 & Sat 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

 

LGBT Youth Scotland Supporters’ Evening

LGBT Youth Scotland cordially invites you to our annual Supporters’ Evening.

Monday 6th June, 6pm·8pm, Standard Life House, 30 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EHl 2DH

Please join us to celebrate achievements in 2015 and hear our plans for the future.  We will be showcasing our digital annual review, hearing the impact of our work from young people and launching our new Friends Scheme.

RSVP by signing up at lgbtsupporters.eventbrite.co.uk

 

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 Community NEWS – May 2016

Monday, September 25, 2017

 

New T Monthly Banner White

 

 

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/

 

Transgender Community NEWS – April 2016

Monday, September 25, 2017

Trans Men Scotland AGM

Sunday 3pm, 17th April, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, EH3 6TE

Transmen Scotland is currently in the process of changing hands and bringing with it new meet ups, new events and exciting things alike. First on their agenda is an Annual General Meeting where current members of the committee and the group, are invited to meet new members, exchange roles and responsibilities and discuss new opportunities for the group.
Email transmenscotlandsocial@gmail.com for more information. (Meeting confirmation from the 31st March).

New Exhibition!  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 opening to the public at People’s Story Museum on 30th April. 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.

There will be an opening event on Friday 29 April at 5-7pm at the People’s Story Museum. Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Please book by 8 April via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proud-city-tickets-24002973540

 

Trans Fit – a new online directory for trans fitness and sports opportunities

Trans-Fit is an online directory that is looking to list all Trans-exclusive and Trans-friendly fitness and sporting activity groups across the UK and Northern Ireland.  As more and more Trans and Gender Non-Binary folk look to take more care of their health and fitness, Trans-Fit aims to help people to find activities that they will enjoy, in the knowledge that they will be in a safe and welcoming environment.

For people who wish to gain information to help them get fitter and healthier on an individual level, there is a Trans-Fit Group on Facebook.  It is run by an experienced transgender health and fitness professional with 13 years’ experience in the field, and the group is aimed at helping to motivate people of all abilities to become the best that they can be!

The website can be found here: www.trans-fit.co.uk, and the Facebook group can be found here: www.facebook.com/groups/TransFit

If people know of any groups or regular events that can be added to the website, then please get in touch at trans-fit@hotmail.co.uk

 

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/

 

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/