Nov. 1 marked the beginning of Trans Awareness Month. Culminating on Nov. 20, which is the annual observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Trans Awareness Month exists to educate people about trans contributions to society, the history of trans people within and outside of the larger LGBTQ community, and to remember the ever-increasing numbers of trans people who have died (most often by murder or suicide) the previous year. Read more…
This month, the UoN LGBT Network:
- Went to the Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR) vigil with the Notts Trans Hub.
- Ran a skills swap: Growing up as an assigned gender that you don’t identify with can mean you’re not taught certain typically ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine’ skills (e.g. if you’re AFAB and start taking testosterone, it’s likely you wont have been taught how to shave). We held an event in the portland building to share skills in a safe environment.
- Ran a clothes swap: People brought their unwanted clothes to the atrium and received a token for each item. The token was redeemable for an item of clothing. If people didn’t have any clothes to bring along, each item was only £1. All funds went to Supporting Trans+ Members (STM) which helps network members fund things like binders, packers, etc.
- STM is still going strong and at each stall we raise more money. We went to Sutton Bonington campus for the Welfare Fair on the 16th. We brought along our lucky dip (as usual)!
The LGBT Network would like to remind everyone that our welfare team is always available to provide support to you, no matter your place within the LGBT+ community, or your reasons for needing it.
If you’d like to apply for STM funding, please click here.