DIY Trans-feminist Festival, Manchester

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

Applications open for our first funding round

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APPLICATIONS FOR THIS ROUND OF FUNDING HAS NOW CLOSED, 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 through the… 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, but even the smallest of differences save lives. Surveying the wreckage, Jess Bradley examines what might be in store… 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 »

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, ableism, bullying, 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 accommodations for six months…. 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 »