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Transgender Community NEWS – December 2015

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 

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

 

World Aids Day Fife Events
Fife Events Working in partnership with:
Waverley Care Scottish Charity No. SC036500 Terrence Higgins Trust Scottish Charity No. SC039986

HIV Awareness Day
The Atrium, St Brycedale Campus, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1EX
Monday 30th November 2015, 10am – 2pm

Light Up Scotland
Lighting Up Red @ 4pm
Carnegie Drive, Dunfermline, KY12 7AN
Tuesday 1st December 2015

Light Up Scotland
Lighting Up Red @ 4pm
Town Pier, North Queensferry, KY11 1LA
Tuesday 1st December 2015

 

Rape Crisis and the Trans Community

Rape Crisis are reaching out to encourage more contact from the LGBTI community by offering a specific helpline service Mondays and Thursdays at 7-12 (although LGBTI people can of course contact the Helpline at any time).

Here are links to their new leaflet and four supplementary postcards:

http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/publications/leaflets/

http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/publications/postcards/

 

Transgender Inclusion within Alcohol and Drug Services

The Scottish Transgender Alliance are conducting some research in partnership with North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership to inform work on projects relating to transgender inclusion within recovery and addiction services. The survey is open to all transgender people in Scotland.

We use trans as an umbrella term for all people whose gender identity or gender expression is different to the one assigned to them at birth, including trans men, trans women, non-binary people, and cross dressing people. It would be brilliant if you would share the survey on your website/social media/mailing lists and forward it on to other agencies and individuals who would be able to help so it can reach as many people as possible.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/trans_alcohol_drugs_inclusion

We will also be producing a poster/flyer to advertise the survey over the next few weeks – if you would like copies once they have been produced please get back in touch with me. I will be happy to email you an electronic version or post you copies so that you can display them.

The survey asks about alcohol or other drug use, as well as experiences of or concerns about specialist recovery and addiction services as a trans person.

All responses are confidential, and any information used from answers will be anonymised.

The Scottish Transgender Alliance researchers conducting this survey are Oceana Maund and Vic Valentine. For more information about the survey, or to request it in a paper format, please get in touch with the Scottish Transgender Alliance by calling 0131 467 6039 or email vic@equality-network.org

 

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.

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Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at j.mcneil@lancaster.ac.uk; +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

 

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/

 

Annual Feedback Survey Open – WIN £40 of vouchers for Waterstones

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 

Illustration of an isolated set of survey icons

We are launching our annual feedback survey today. We want to know what you think about the organisation’s programme of services, events, courses and community groups. This an opportunity for you to suggest improvements and for us to reflect on our service delivery. We highly value the feedback of our community and it helps us develop our services.

Please take the time to give us your comments and feedback by completing thisanonymous and confidential form:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGBT_Health_Annual_Feedback_Survey

 WIN £40 Waterstones vouchers – To be entered in our prize draw, just complete the entry slip at the end of the survey so we can add you.

Transgender Community NEWS – November 2015

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 

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 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 j.mcneil@lancaster.ac.uk; +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

Contact: cachin@blissfultimes.ca

 

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/

Transgender News – September 2015

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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/