Healthcare is a right, not a prize

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You wouldnt catch me in a beauty pageant anytime soon, but I don’t knock the women for whom that is a thing they wanna do. But Miss Transgender UK’s first prize of gender confirmation surgery has left me speechless. Jess Bradley writes A few days ago the Miss Transgender UK facebook page posted an update detailing… Read more »

On gay marriage and the crisis of queer relevance

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Recently I was invited to speak on “the future of LGBT activism” at Manchester’s Political Pride. I was on the panel with Hope Winter-Hall, an original member of the UK Gay Liberation Front; Florence Okoye; member of the AfroFutures collective; and Alex Young, a trans activist and Christian. Hope talked about some of the tactics… Read more »

We gave away £1,646 this Summer: this is where it went

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In our June/July 2015 funding round, page we gave away £1, look 646 to trans people to facilitate access to healthcare. It went to fund or part-fund various things, such as initial assessments with a private doctor, binders and packers, contributions to a post-surgical sick leave, and travel costs to GICs. Heres what one of… Read more »

On the politics of inclusion

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Recently I was asked to speak at a panel debate addressing whether or not the LGBT movement is inclusive. What struck me was how the organisers and other panellists were operating on the assumption that inclusion is a good thing, online so much so that it seemed like an obvious natural fact which didn’t need… Read more »

DIY Trans-feminist Festival, Manchester

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Upcoming DIY trans-feminist festival in Manchester, this web from the 19-21st of June 2015. Trans people and respectful allies welcome. We are looking for people to contribute workshops and activities, hospital organise debates or skills sharing sessions… get in touch via the booking form with your ideas! In the spirit of DIY, remedy attendees are… Read more »

Applications open for our first funding round

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APPLICATIONS FOR THIS ROUND OF FUNDING HAS NOW CLOSED, information pills THANKS TO ALL THAT APPLIED Action for Trans Health are proud to open applications for the first funding round of our solidarity fund. Throughout the year, we raise money to help trans and gender variant people who for whatever reason cannot access healthcare treatment… Read more »

Launch of Around the Toilet Project

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The toilet is often thought to be a mundane space, but for those who lack adequate or accessible toilet provision on a daily basis, toilets become a crucial practical issue which can create and reaffirm feelings of exclusion and regulation. Disabled people, for example, frequently report that ‘accessible’ toilets are not accessible enough, while other… Read more »

First Funding Round Deadline

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Action for Trans Health raise money to give small grants to facilitate individual trans people’s access to healthcare. We’ve saved up enough money to give away at least £1000 in the first funding round. We will make the application form available on the 29th May 2015, and the deadline for applications will be set for… Read more »

What the election results might mean for trans people

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It would be a lie to suggest that I feel anything but devastated by the election results. A New Labour government are not much more than a millimetre away from their friends in the tory party, approved but even the smallest of differences save lives. Surveying the wreckage, nurse Jess Bradley examines what might be… Read more »

Trans People in Immigration Centres: an update

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Last month we wrote about our recent Freedom of Information request detailing the number of people who the state recognise as being trans who have been held within immigration detention centres in the UK over the last three years. We sent out a series of new FOI requests to find out more information. We can reveal the… Read more »