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New TAGS trans self defence classes

trans self defence classes

This new trans self defence class organised by TAGS starts on 10th September from 8-9pm and will be for six weeks. The class tutor is Jai Chan who has over ten years experience of teaching self-defence to LGBT* users. The class will be held at West Greenwich Community Centre and we will charge on a rising scale from £5 to £10.

For more information contact Roberta at robertatrans21@gmail.com

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Job opportunity: Trans* Outreach Worker with Spectrum/West London GMP

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West London GMP is hiring a new Trans* Outreach Worker to assist with the front-line running of Spectrum, but primarily to do sexual health work with the other projects within the organisation at this stage. This is a sessional role, so a zero-hour contract with a three-shift-per-month minimum availability commitment, but those who put a lot of availability down tend to get a good few hours per week of work. The specific Spectrum work on its own currently takes 6-10 hours per month at the moment.

The deadline for applications is Fri 28th August so anyone interested has a good long time to send the forms back. Please find more information and the application form download here:http://www.spectrum.support/#!Trans-outreach-worker-wanted/c1jao/55b7ab0e0cf25507a8c0fd25 . Also please circulate to any professional and personal contacts, and group members or service users, who you think might be interested – the more applications the merrier!

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Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry into Transgender Equality

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IMPORTANT: Responses need to be received by Friday 21st August so act soon

The Women and Equalities Committee is undertaking an inquiry into equality for transgender (trans) people — that is, people who identify with a different gender to the one assigned to them at birth.

In recent years important steps have been taken to ensure equality for trans people. The Gender Recognition Act 2004 for the first time allowed trans people to be legally recognised in their new gender. And the Equality Act 2010 made it illegal to discriminate against trans people.

However, the Committee is aware that full equality for trans people still has not been achieved. In its inquiry the Committee will look at a range of outstanding issues and consider how they can most effectively be addressed. These will include: how well the current law is operating; employment and workplace issues; transphobia and hate crime; trans people in the criminal justice system; NHS services for trans people; and issues affecting trans youth.

For more information go to http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/women-and-equalities-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/transgender-equality/

Also the LGBT Consortium and Trans Organisations Network has produced a briefing document to help you if you would like to write to the inquiry.

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