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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The STA give evidence at the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry into Trans Equality
Tuesday 13th October, Scottish Transgender Alliance manager James Morton gave oral evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee’s inquiry into trans equality. The session covered a wide range of issues to do with how trans people’s equality is affected by the law, and also trans equality within employment. Read more at: http://www.scottishtrans.org/category/news/
Transgender Mental Health: Testing the Minority Stress Model
My name is Jay McNeil and I am currently doing the above research at Lancaster University, as part of my Clinical Psychology Doctorate. This study explores the effect of discrimination and transphobia (from others and ourselves) on trans people’s mental health. I am also looking at things that might help us to look after ourselves and our mental health, especially the social support that we have around us. It follows from the success of the Trans Mental Health Study in 2012, building on those findings to look at more ways of promoting good mental health for our communities.
The study involves completing an online survey, which should take around 30 minutes depending on how much information people want to give. The results will be anonymous so that people’s identities will be protected. It is open to anyone who is 18 years old or over, has a good level of written and verbal English, and who self-identifies as trans in any way, or as having a trans history.
The more people who take part, the harder it is to ignore the results. So we need as many people as possible to complete the survey. Please share this with anyone you know who might be interested in taking part. I have also attached a social media statement (see below) for release to your networks. To find out more, follow the link below. There you will find more information about the study and the survey itself. https://lancsdclinpsy.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5nFuwahjIQJ0ttb
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com; +44 (0)7908613788. If you run a group and think it would be useful for me to come and talk about the study or to answer any questions you may have, please contact me and we can discuss this in more detail. Many thanks, Jay McNeil
Community Meeting for POC, BME &/or Racialised Queer & Trans people
Sunday, 29 November, 5:30-7pm. Led by Izdihar Alodhami & Chris Red. Free.
An informal discussion on racism and resistance in queer and trans communities.
Media Education, 183 Dalry Road, Edinburgh. Wheelchair/level access, relaxed event. Get in touch if you require BSL support.
More info: www.facebook.com/CachCachCach or www.GoFundMe.com/CCCOpenMic
Intersectional Queer & Trans Open Mic #3 + free-to-enter Health Lottery
Sunday, 29 November, 8-9:45pm. £3/2. Free for performers.
Open mic, open stage, open screen, open record player! Includes feature performances, snacks and health lottery prizes such as massages from queer practtioners.
Media Education, 183 Dalry Road, Edinburgh. Wheelchair/level access, BSL interpreted performances, captioned films, some audio description, relaxed event.
SQIFF presents: Queer Women in Love
SQIFF is putting on a programme of films by and about lesbian, bisexual, and queer women as part of the BFI’s UK-wide Love season taking place in November and December. We would be eternally grateful for any help spreading word about events. So far, we have screenings (plus some Q&As, workshops, and discussions) planned for Glasgow, Inverness, and London but we’re hoping to extent the reach of events across the country with more confirmed screenings coming soon.
Listings and tickets for events are here: http://www.sqiff.org/events/
And the Facebook event for the programme is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/775501885911113/
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.
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/