Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is PowerGendered Intelligence present Knowledge is Power  a new online resource for young trans and gender variant people, their families and those who support them. 

Over a 12 month period, we’ve gathered information and experiences from young trans, gender variant and questioning people through a series of youth sessions.

We’ve also assembled research and writing from a diverse team of Gendered Intelligence community members.

In Knowledge is Power, you’ll find answers to questions like:
How can I make a self-care plan?
How can I get referred to a gender identity service?

What gender-neutral pronouns can I use? 
As part of our Knowledge is Power project we want to provide you with lots of information, but it’s up to you to convert that into knowledge.

Knowledge is Power covers:

Trans Identities and Trans Communities
Coming out
Transitioning
Gender expression
General health and physical health
Mental health and trans people
Sexual health and trans people
Accessing gender care specialists
Trans people in education
Experiencing bullying
Trans people and work life
Equality and Diversity Remits

We’ll be adding new pages and resources to Knowledge is Power over time. If you know any brilliant resources that we’ve missed out, get in touch and tell us about them.

Knowledge is Power is a Big Lottery funded project.

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FTM London Christmas Meal on 5th December 2015

FTM London

FTM London is hosting our Christmas Meal on Saturday 5th December. We will meet outside our usual venue: Trinity United Reformed Church in Buck Street, Camden at 6.30pm and then we will walk to Wagamama in Jamestown Road.

This restaurant is fully accessible and can cater for all dietary needs. Meals can cost less than £10.

Everyone is invited: all people who identify or have identified with umbrella terms like ‘trans’, ‘non-binary’, ‘gender variant’, and ‘agender’;
all people questioning and/or exploring their gender identities;
respectful partners, friends, families, and allies of the above-mentioned people.

Please RSVP to info@ftmlondon.org.uk so that we know how many people are coming.

 

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Spectrum Soho Trans* Group Launch 4th December 7pm

Spectrum

Spectrum Soho Trans* Group Launch

Friday 4th December, 7-9pm

Dear friends,

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve been given the opportunity to create a new trans* social and support group right in the heart of Soho. We’ll be holding the group at St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street, W1D 6AF.

The group launch will occur on Friday 4th December 2015, 7-9pm, and you are all warmly invited to celebrate with us and give your input on what you’d like to see at the group moving forwards. There’ll also be refreshments, and a number of food and drink establishments open around the area to head to afterwards if you wish!

At each group there’ll be opportunities to:
– meet other people from the trans, non-binary, agender and gender variant communities
– discover trans* oriented events and ways to get involved further in the communities
– take part in interesting workshops, outings, and discussions at each group (from January)
– browse our selection of information and support resources
– access basic one-to-one support via our designated Trans* Outreach Workers by appointment
– access peer-to-peer sexual health support and rapid HIV testing by appointment through Spectrum’s parent organisation Spectra

The group will be open to:
* all people who identify or have identified with umbrella terms like ‘trans’, ‘non-binary’, ‘gender variant’, and ‘agender’;
* all people questioning and/or exploring their gender identities;
* respectful partners, friends, families, and allies of the above-mentioned people.

If you and/or anyone you know is interested in coming, please RSVP to frankie@spectrum.support for catering purposes (and let us know if you have any dietary requirements).

Many thanks for reading, and we’re really excited to welcome you all!

All the very best,
The Spectrum Team

You can also help in creating this positive new space for trans* people by forwarding this invitation far and wide to anyone you think might be interested – your help getting the message out there will contribute to the group’s success and will ensure we can continue to offer spaces like this and support services to all those who need them in the future, so it’s always hugely appreciated.

We’re already planning a great programme of events, workshops, performances, talks, and outings for the year ahead, so if you’re not already part of our email list email info@spectrum.support with a request to join and we’ll keep you updated about everything we’ve got coming up!

Subsequent groups from January 2016 will occur on the first Thursday of every month at the same venue and times as above, so the next six months of dates will be as follows:
* 7th January 2016
* 4th February
* 3rd March
* 7th April
* 5th May
* 2nd June

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London Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015

London Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015The London Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015 event is taking place on Friday 20th November.

Since 1998 events have been held worldwide to remember those murdered and driven to death for being transgendered. Each year sadly the numbers of reports of deaths increases. This will be a sombre event but there will also be poetry and music celebrating trans people’s talent and lives, and bringing an uplifting spirit to the evening.

London Transgender Day of Remembrance event  is a non-political, non-profit event hosted by, and for, trans people. All trans and gender-diverse people, as well as their friends and allies, are very welcome to attend.

The venue is
Centenary Building
City University London
Spencer Street
London EC1V 0HB

A faith event starts at 6pm and is taking place in the basement. The main event starts at 7.30pm and is on the second floor.

sign-language-logoThe building is fully accessible and there will be BSL interpretation at both events.

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Stop Our Silence

Stop our silence
#StopOurSilence:

Take a stand against gender-based bullying with Gendered Intelligence

Sign up to Gendered Intelligence’s #StopOurSilence campaign this November to raise awareness of transphobic and gender-related bullying in schools, colleges and universities.

So many young transgender and gender non-conforming people face day to day mistreatment and cruelty because of their gender identity or expression.

Take part in a 24-hour sponsored silence and stand up for young people who cannot speak out because they are afraid of being punished or not being taken seriously.  You can choose any day between 14th and 22nd November.

The money you raise will support Gendered Intelligence’s vital work in schools and our work with young trans people.

Your silence against transphobic and gender-based bullying is the chance to tell your community that everyone should be free to express their gender identity, without fear of violence or discrimination.

To take part, fill in this form today. 

 

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