Welcome to In-Trust Merseyside!
Welcome to the In-Trust Merseyside website! Please note that we are currently in the process of updating the site both in appearance and information. However, the site will still be accessible during this time, please check back often to see the changes!
This website is to promote our activities and interact with… er… YOU!
In-Trust Merseyside is a network that challenges transphobia and discrimination in so many ways we’ve had to create a separate page… or three… to detail it all. (See above tabs) Not only that, but we’re award winners and frequently pioneers in what we do.
Our key objectives are to:
- Provide support and guidance for men and women with an intersex or transgendered history in Merseyside.
- Positively promote best practice around employing people from this community.
- Work with both voluntary and public sector organisations to identify the barriers to employment and service delivery faced by this community.
- Combat transphobia, promote greater acceptance and rights for all people under the ‘trans umbrella’.
- Provide a safe place to explore and express personal gender identity, provide advice, and offer support with transitioning.
To help facilitate this, we meet once a month (See Meetings tab to the right) to discuss what we’re up to and what we should be up to. Newcomers are always welcome at our meetings. We don’t care which bit of the gender spectrum you’re on, or whether you’re just coming to terms with your (or someone else’s) gender identity or so experienced you’ve acquired limpets! We will be glad to meet you. However, we do ask those representing a company, service, organisation, etc. to get our agreement prior to meeting us (see the Contacts page). Basically, the bottom line is, no matter who you are, as long as you respect us, we will respect you… and even offer you a brew and a biscuit too. We’re nice like that!
So do take a look around our website and, in all sincerity, we look forward to hearing from or, even better, meeting you.
- In-Trust Chat Room
The intrust chat room will be moving from Facebook messenger to discord.
This is so we can safeguard our members better. Discord is easier for admin to monitor and remove messages if need be, and the options to kick or ban people, if we need to,Facebook messenger has limited admin features, especially the 10 minute rule for removing unwanted messages etc.on discord, you can have different text channels, so we have a general chat text channel, one for asking for help and advice, one with information about intrust meetings and one for recommendations on trans stuff. So now if anyone is asking for help and advice, the message won’t be lost in the main general chat. Notifications can be turned off so your phone/ tablet isn’t pinging all the time.
You can download the discord app on most smart phones (Android, iphones, etc.) as well as most tablets, plus there is a desktop version for laptops and pc .the links to join our discord chat expires after 24 hours, so email sam and she will send you the up to date link.
If you have any problems setting discord up, email Sam at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and she will be happy to help. For anyone who doesn’t want to join the discord chat, you can always post in the Trans + friends Facebook Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/738817532952315
Due to the new government guidelines, current InTrust meetings will be via Zoom
Our next InTrust Meeting on Saturday 7th November 2020 from 3pm
You can pop in and out of the meeting as you wish Remember you can join by audio and camera, where others can see and hear you.Or if you’re like me and hate being on camera you can join by audio only where you can talk and hear everyone, but no-one can see you.or you can just use the chat function if that works best for you, meaning you can text those in the meeting but we wont be able to see or hear you.
Please contact Sam for more info or to confirm your attendance, who will give you the Zoom meeting code and passcode to join: email@example.com
Via Zoom on Saturday 7th November 2020 from 3pm