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Trans Bare All one-day event for trans women: Experiences of intimacy and sexuality

genderedintelligence:

From an email:

Following on from Trans Bare All’s success of over 3 years running events
focussing on body image, self-esteem and intimacy, we are proud to
launch our first event solely for trans* women. This day-long event in
September will be focussing on people’s experiences of intimacy and
sexuality, with an emphasis on empowerment and improving well-being.
We hope that you will join us, share your experiences and learn from
others.

The event will be held in Sheffield on Saturday 29th September 2012

During this one day event, we will be concentrating on discussions around sex health and intimacy.

Workshops include:

Why?: This workshop will provide people with the chance to explore why they have sex and what they want from it. This is a great opportunity to learn from others, and to explore your fears and boundaries in a very safe and supportive environment

What?: In this workshop we give people the opportunity to explore sex they want to have and how they can establish their boundaries around this. We will give everyone the chance to discuss what their limits are and what they might enjoy or not.

How?: This workshop will explore ways in which people can engage with sex in a safer way and will give individuals the chance to discuss experiences of having safer sex, what risks they may be exposed to and how to minimise them.

Places are either £25, £35 or £50. Parking is available at the venue and a bus runs from the city centre to within 10 mins walk.

If you have any questions, would like to know more or book a place, please get in touch. transbareall@gmail.com

(Source: genderedintelligence)

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ALL UK TRAVEL PAID: Have your say about NHS treatment for young trans people

genderedintelligence:

Are you a young trans person between the ages of 13 and 25?

Would you like to tell the UK’s lead provider in medical treatment for young trans people what you think about services for young trans people?

Would you like to let them know what you think needs to change?

Come along to our Tavistock Focus Group this Tuesday 14th August at 4.45PM. We have full travel bursaries available for any attendees no matter where you are in the UK, and you’re welcome to stay on for our Tuesday youth group session immediately afterwards. Those attending will have dinner provided for them.

The focus group is being held by the Tavistock & Portman Gender Identity Development Service alongside Gendered Intelligence. You do NOT have to have ever attended the Tavistock clinic to attend this session. All young trans people between the ages of 13-25 are welcome. The idea is to have an open discussion with young trans people and doctors from the Tavistock, as well as Gendered Intelligence staff and volunteers. If you don’t know much about the clinic, that’s fine - coming along would be a great opportunity to learn more!

When:

Tuesday 14th August 4.45pm-6pm

Where: 
Gender Identity Development Service 
The Tavistock and Portman
NHS Foundation Trust
Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane
London NW3 5BA

Map: 
http://goo.gl/maps/HpWP

Let’s meet in the reception area just through the main entrance.  If you are late, call or text 07841 291 277 and we’ll come and get you.
Please let us know you’re coming - places must be booked by Monday 13th August at 5pm. Email admin@genderedintelligence.co.uk to book your place.

Please reblog and spread the word.

Hey all. We’ll be going to this and you should too. If you can’t make it message us and give us your views. You don’t have to want to medically transition, we know the NHS thinks there is only one way to be trans* and we’re here to tell them otherwise. 

(Source: genderedintelligence)

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cardboardmoose:

dear everyone:

it is not the job of trans women to be aesthetically pleasing to you

whynotshesaid:

thesylverlining:

purplegoesbothways:

theoceanandthesky:

veganbikepunk:

1000x better than “It Gets Better.”  Stop lying to kids, it doesn’t get better unless we make it better, and we can only make it better by utterly destroying heteropatriarchy.

*destroying racist ableist (all the -ists) heteropatriarchy (kyriarchy?)

Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes

THANK YOU. “It Gets Better” was a well-intended but incredibly problematic campaign. It will NOT “get better” until we MAKE IT better.

Oh my higher-power, I love this so much.

whynotshesaid:

thesylverlining:

purplegoesbothways:

theoceanandthesky:

veganbikepunk:

1000x better than “It Gets Better.”  Stop lying to kids, it doesn’t get better unless we make it better, and we can only make it better by utterly destroying heteropatriarchy.

*destroying racist ableist (all the -ists) heteropatriarchy (kyriarchy?)

Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes

THANK YOU. “It Gets Better” was a well-intended but incredibly problematic campaign. It will NOT “get better” until we MAKE IT better.

Oh my higher-power, I love this so much.

(Source: queeryouthspace, via nikel-king)

Trans* Reps coming to a Students’ Union near you!

Hello,

Your new NUS Trans* Reps are officially in place (wahey!) and we are here to represent and work for you. We are soon to have a meeting to decide what our priority Trans* related campaigns will be this year, but in the meantime we welcome any suggestions.

If you are a student in the UK and would like to invite us to run any workshops at your college or university please get in touch :) 

artoftransliness:

dreamiermaalik:

Y’all might be interested in the new Fenis STP from Early2Bed. It’s not going to break the bank at $15 and it looks like it’s easier to use (I’ve never been able to get medicine spoons/nipple tops to work) and not completely unrealistic looking (although it certainly isn’t going to pass more than a glance). Something to consider.

They’ve also added a more realistic design to their line that is available on their website for pre-order for 25 dollars. It has a more defined head and realistic shaft, although it still wouldn’t pass at close inspection. 

artoftransliness:

dreamiermaalik:

Y’all might be interested in the new Fenis STP from Early2Bed. It’s not going to break the bank at $15 and it looks like it’s easier to use (I’ve never been able to get medicine spoons/nipple tops to work) and not completely unrealistic looking (although it certainly isn’t going to pass more than a glance). Something to consider.

They’ve also added a more realistic design to their line that is available on their website for pre-order for 25 dollars. It has a more defined head and realistic shaft, although it still wouldn’t pass at close inspection. 

(via theartoftransliness)

myqueertestimony:

Testimony by ARNAB BANERJI (www.asaap.ca)

About the Project:

“Colour Me Queer” is an community-based photography project conceptualized by prominent Queer activist and Photographer Arnab Banerji with stories from queer-identified community models. Organized in partnership with ASAAP, this project recognizes the role of pride, shame, self-esteem and body politics in how we negotiate sex and interact with partners. Personal stories of pride, resilience and love from South Asian queer-identified models are depicted through narrative and photographed by Arnab.

(Source: thepublicstudio, via nikel-king)

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knowhomo:

* Asterisk Uses You Should Know *
Above Graphic:
Sam from It’s Pronounced Metrosexual  weighs in on the use of the asterisk in Trans*
(read more here)

knowhomo:

* Asterisk Uses You Should Know *

Above Graphic:

Sam from It’s Pronounced Metrosexual  weighs in on the use of the asterisk in Trans*

(read more here)

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avenpt:

We are excited to announce that the Asexual Worldpride Conference will take place in the Keyworth Centre of London South Park university on 12 July 2012. 
Confirmed speakers:
David Jay from San Francisco, USA (Founder of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network)
Nat Titman from Nottingham, UK (Founder of the the Livejournal asexual community)
Panel discussions, workshops and open discussions featuring international community leaders.
Screening of the (A)sexual movie!
Free lunch and cake!
The reception will begin the day at 9:30am with talks starting at 10am. We will finish with a screening of the (A)sexual movie, starting at 5:45pm. The final timetable is still being drafted ~ TBA. Places are limited to 100, so if you intend to come, please send a note to worldpride@asexuality.org. The event is open to both AVEN members and members of the public.There is also a thread on the AVEN forums about the conference here. If you are interested in taking part in the Worldpride march the previous day - Friday, 7 July 2012 - please register in this thread or send an email to worldpride@asexuality.org.

avenpt:

We are excited to announce that the Asexual Worldpride Conference will take place in the Keyworth Centre of London South Park university on 12 July 2012. 

Confirmed speakers:

  • David Jay from San Francisco, USA (Founder of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network)
  • Nat Titman from Nottingham, UK (Founder of the the Livejournal asexual community)
  • Panel discussions, workshops and open discussions featuring international community leaders.

  • Screening of the (A)sexual movie!

  • Free lunch and cake!


The reception will begin the day at 9:30am with talks starting at 10am. We will finish with a screening of the (A)sexual movie, starting at 5:45pm. The final timetable is still being drafted ~ TBA. 

Places are limited to 100, so if you intend to come, please send a note to worldpride@asexuality.org. The event is open to both AVEN members and members of the public.

There is also a thread on the AVEN forums about the conference here. If you are interested in taking part in the Worldpride march the previous day - Friday, 7 July 2012 - please register in this thread or send an email to worldpride@asexuality.org.

(via asexyqueer)