TAGS stands for London Trans And Gender non-conforming Swimming group
We Provide Body Positive Spaces For Trans* and Non-Binary identified People.
As a margianlised community it is extremely difficult for us to access public sports facilities. As a community we have been on the brunt of much negativity either sensationalised press coverage, feeding on negative stereotypes, which feeds into transgender stereotypes. It is difficult for many trans people to access something as small, as a public swimming space. This can be because of the fear of getting to the pool. The fear of being misgendered ridiculed and even being physically attacked.
We get an average 10-15 swimmers at TAGS every week and we are hoping to increase that number with further marketing. Our vision for the future is two things: a TAGS swimming sign in every pool in the UK and a fully funded space where the transgender community can get support, meet up safely, and work to break down the barriers of negativity that still exist.
TAGS also runs a weekly Body-positive Yoga Group. See the calendar for times and venue.
TAGS have a new website with information about all the TAGS events nationwide. Look at www.tagswim.co.uk
Roberta also has a Facebook page Roberta Grand
For more information contact Roberta at firstname.lastname@example.org