Theres no place like home…

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An anonymous Action for Trans Health member talks about their experiences of being vulnerably housed and the relationship between housing and trans health. Content notes: transphobia, patient ableism, try bullying, viagra dosage harassment, homelessness, mention of emotional abuse I’m running out of money to pay my rent. Last year, I was homeless and/or in emergency… Read more »

Trans Health Rants

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From 17th to 19th March Action for Trans Health attended the National Union of Students annual LGBT campaign conference. On the second day of conference we organised a fringe for delegates to share their experiences of trying to access healthcare as a trans person – the Trans Health Rants fringe. The fringe proved popular and… Read more »

Trans people in immigration detention centres

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Action for Trans Health recently put in a series of Freedom of Information requests to the Home Office regarding trans people currently detained in immigration detention centres, story Jess Bradley writes. According to the Home Office, as of 27th March there were 5 inmates in detention centres who the Home Office recognised as being trans…. Read more »

Transitional Demands

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Jess Bradley and Francis Myerscough write about trans time, transition, and demands, as part of Action for Trans Health’s series on trans mental health and activism. ____ Time works differently for trans people. And its not because we are always late to things. (Although this might be a factor). Cis people might not notice it,… Read more »

Paid positions available on our funding panel

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As part of Action for Trans Health’s work, we raise money to give small grants to UK-based trans individuals in order to help facilitate their access to health care. As demand for grants will always outweigh supply, grants will be allocated to those with the greatest need. We are looking to recruit three people to… Read more »

Non binary survey: preliminary results

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A few months ago we asked you to help us out with some important research looking into the experiences of non-binary people accessing healthcare. Since the survey ended, hospital we have tallied up your answers, site coded them, about it and started making some preliminary recommendations for a non-binary protocol. We wanted to ensure this process… Read more »

Peter Tatchell, no platform, and an abuse of power

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I just walked out of a talk by Peter Tatchell at the LGBT History Conference in Manchester. He was talking about colonialism, page and I was hoping to ask him some uncomfortable questions about his own colonial attitude to working with LGBT groups in the global south (many prominent LGBT African activists refuse to work… Read more »

Trans people are anxious

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In the first of our series on mental health, Jess Bradley talks about trans people, anxiety, and the need for democratic trans healthcare. [Content note: general discussion of mental health. anxiety, violence, medical gatekeeping, and family stuff. No in-depth discussion of experiences] Trans people are anxious. We are anxious at home, we are anxious at… Read more »