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Navajo Awards

Just a quick reminder that the Navajo Awards shall be taking place on Thursday 17th May, 1-4:30pm, at Liverpool John Moores University (Byrom Street Campus).

If you wish to attend this prestigious event, there are still places available but you are asked to contact Tony Griffin to confirm your place.

March Meeting Cancelled

Due to the adverse whether conditions, SING Plus will be closed this weekend. As such there will not be a meeting this month. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

If you need to contact InTrust, you can still do so via our Contacts page.

Navajo Assessors

Due to unprecedented demand, more volunteer assessors are required for Navajo.

The Navajo Merseyside & Cheshire LGBT Charter Mark is an equality mark signifying good practice, commitment and knowledge of the specific needs, issues and barriers facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Merseyside. It is sponsored by In-Trust Merseyside & Sefton Embrace and supported by the LGBTI Community networks across Merseyside.

The process of an assessor involves reading the application for the charter mark and electronic evidence (usually two to four hours). Then face-to-face formal assessments (usually half a day to a full day max). All assessments will be lead by an experienced assessor. So if you’re inexperienced don’t worry.  If required, a follow-up training session for assessors will take place later in the year.

Chair of Navajo, Tony Griffin, says “This is your opportunity to be part of one of the biggest grass roots initiatives we have ever had across the LGBTI communities of Merseyside and Cheshire! We know we make a difference”.

For more information about Navajo, please click here.

Wall of Memories

In-Trust have been informed of the following:

The Government Equalities Office in partnership with Glasgows and Spectrecom Films is producing a film that celebrates the LGBT experience across the UK.

The purpose of this film is to recognise the progress that has been made since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England in 1967, to acknowledge the areas that need further development and most of all to celebrate the impact and contribution the LGBT community have made to the UK over the past 50 years.

They are asking LGBT people from across the country to get involved by sending them a photo to add to a “Wall of Memories”, the main feature of the film.

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Alone At Christmas?

If you’re alone this Christmas, you may be interested to know that All Saints on Sheil Road, Liverpool shall be open on Christmas Day from 12 – 3.30pm for anyone who is lonely, isolated, marginalized or homeless. On offer will be a free 3 course dinner, entertainment, and company… not religion or politics.

Please share with anyone who may be interested.

Navajo Newsletter

The new Navajo newsletter has been published and is looking pretty darned impressive I must say!

It contains features on Liverpool John Moores University, Hugh Baird College, Merseyside Police, Trans Health Sefton, the recent Transgender Hate Crime Symposium, and all the most recent updates about the Navajo Awards.

To download the newsletter, please click here but, most importantly, rise to the Navajo challenge!

Christmas Break

It is that time of year again for InTrust to take a break. So we shall be following our annual tradition of skipping January and meeting the first Saturday of February.

However, we are acutely aware that this is not a festive time for everyone. So committee members shall be available as usual via our contacts page.

All that’s left for me to do now is to wish you a safe and pleasant Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Trans Health Sefton Update

InTrust are proud to announce that the new care pathway pilot, Trans Health Sefton, is now open.

The service is a unified approach to gender care and can be contacted via the practice of Dr Anna Ferguson at Strand Medical Centre, Bootle, L20 5BW.

Please note this is being piloted in just the Sefton area currently but with further developments and a bit of luck it will be adopted right across Merseyside.

More info will be available in the new Navajo newsletter.


The team responsible for the launch of Trans Health Sefton


A​ ​day​ ​of​ ​events​ ​are​ ​planned​ ​across​ ​Liverpool​​ ​in​ ​support​ ​of​ ​Transgender Day​ ​of​ ​Remembrance​ ​(TDoR)​ ​on​ ​Monday​ ​20th​ ​November​ .

TDoR​ ​is​ ​an​ ​annual​ ​event​ ​remembering​ ​those​ ​who​ ​have​ ​been killed​ ​or​ ​have​ ​taken​ ​their​ ​own​ ​lives​ ​due​ ​to​ ​transphobic​ ​violence​ ​or​ ​discrimination.​ ​This number is annually in the hundreds​ and last year the list​ ​included​ ​295​ ​names.​ ​

In solidarity with TDoR, venues across the city will light​ ​the​ ​skyline​ ​​with​ ​the​ ​pink,​ ​blue​ ​and white​ ​colours​ ​of​ ​the​ ​transgender​ ​flag. ​The ​​Museum​ ​of​ ​Liverpool​​ ​will​ also ​be​ ​hosting​ ​a​ ​moment’s silence​ ​and​ ​short​ ​wreath​ ​laying​ ​service​ ​at​ ​2pm. Followed by ​​Liverpool​ ​Town​ ​Hall​​​ ​hosting​ ​their​ ​4th​ ​annual​ ​transgender​ ​flag​ ​raising​ ​event at 4pm.

At 6pm the annual  ​​Transgender​ ​Day​ ​of​ ​Remembrance​ ​vigil​​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​at​ ​Exchange​ ​Station,​ ​Tithebarn Street. The​ ​event​ ​is​ ​free​ ​and​ ​everyone​ ​is welcome​ ​to​ ​attend. However,​ ​parents​ ​are​ ​advised​ ​that​, ​due​ ​to​ ​this​ ​being​ ​a​ ​memorial​ ​event, some​ ​content​ ​may​ ​be​ ​unsuitable​ ​for​ ​young​ ​children.​ ​

For a press release of Liverpool’s events for TDoR please click here.

Trans Health Merseyside Showcase

In partnership with In-Trust, Sahir House, and Navajo, Trans Health Merseyside invite you to an afternoon event to showcase the work and findings from the project.

The showcase will be held at The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR, 1-4pm, on Saturday 28th October 2017. There are car parking spaces available, as well as space to change if needed. Light refreshments will also be provided.
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