New Funding Round Open for Applications

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The Action for Trans Health Solidarity Fund is now open for applications. The deadline is 16th July 2016. Throughout the year, we raise money to help trans and gender variant people who for whatever reason cannot access healthcare treatment through the NHS in a timely manner. We know that the trans healthcare system is in… Read more »

On Orlando

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The tragic events in Orlando have been able to happen precisely because of racism, stuff precisely because of the erasure of the race and ethnicity of victims of homophobic, side effects biphobic, transphobic and queerphobic attacks, precisely because we refuse to allow for the experiences of QTIPOC in LGBT communities, and precisely because people of… Read more »

The Trans Case to Remain in the EU

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Today is the deadline for registering to vote in the #EURef. This blog is the text from a series of tweets @act4transhealth Health: the #EU allows freedom of movement across Europe, link meaning that it easier for the NHS to recruit to make up staff shortfalls #EURef Tory policies cutting NHS student’s bursaries means less… Read more »

An Open Letter to Virginia de Madieros

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This open letter was written by trans artists in response to hearing that cis artist Virginia de Madieros will be given a funded residency in Manchester. As part of her residency, she will be undertaking hormone treatment with testosterone as part of an “artistic ethnography” of the Manchester transgender community. The organisers behind the open… Read more »

New Solidarity Fund Round for People of Colour

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Throughout the year, we raise money to help trans people who for whatever reason cannot access healthcare through the NHS in a reasonable amount of time. We know that the trans healthcare system is pretty broken, and that the people who need support will usually outweigh our ability to fundraise. Because of this, we use… Read more »

Wages for Advocacy

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Without the advocate labour carried out by service users and their accomplices, sickness the current crisis in trans healthcare would be far deeper, sales Amy Cohn writes ”Wages for Advocacy” is the acknowledgement that our labour is just as – if not more – important than the formal labour of administrators and clinicians to the… Read more »

5 Steps for Improving Trans Access to Survivor Services

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Transgender people face alarmingly high rates of sexual violence yet most trans victims cannot access any kind of support services in the aftermath. This post by Pazuzu Gaylord aims to outline areas where sexual violence survivor services are failing trans people and ways in which we can work to improve them. 1: Training and Advocacy… Read more »

Our response to the Trans Inquiry Recommendations

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Today the Women and Equalities Select Committee released its report on its recent inquiry into transgender equality. The Inquiry heard written and oral evidence from trans individuals and organisations, including from Action for Trans Health, on various areas of life which affects trans people. Their report can be found here. Overall, we were pleasantly surprised… Read more »

Sheffield Activist Training Day

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Action for Trans Health are teaming up with Sheffield IWW to hold a training day in Sheffield. Jess Bradley from Action for Trans Health will be visiting Sheffield to deliver training for trans activists. Join us in learning about: – Campaigns planning and training – Setting up a group – Training people how to give… Read more »