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Employment Opportunity

The LGBT Foundation in Manchester are seeking a full-time Trans Programme Co-Ordinator.

The position is for a fixed term until September 2019 and receives a salary of £16,343.

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TDoR Survey

Trans Health Merseyside are seeking your opinions on last year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Liverpool.

To give feedback on the event, please complete this survey.

It is a short survey, so should take no more than a few minutes. Thank you.

Name That Service!

NHS South Sefton CCG & NHS Southport and Formby CCG are asking people to choose the name for their new service for trans/gender non-conforming people.

To do so, please click here.

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Sign Our Petition

Following the news that Liverpool CCG have halved the funding for YPAS’s Trans* Project (THE Action Youth), In-Trust have launched a petition to get them to reverse this decision.

As figures publicised by Mermaids show, trans* youth are at greater risks of bullying, self-harming, and suicide. Consequently, we believe that Liverpool CCG’s decision to cut funding in half for THE Action Youth puts the lives of trans* youth in danger.

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New National Trans Helpline

The mental health charity, Mind, has announced that it will be rolling out a national trans helpline.

Mindline Trans+: Transgender Helpline was initially trialled in the South West. Now, after a successful six month pilot, the helpline will be available nationally.

It is a confidential listening service for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender Fluid, and Non-binary.

The number to call is 0300 330 5468 (Mondays and Fridays, 8pm to midnight) and it is run by trans or non-binary volunteers in co-operation with Mind.

For more information, please click this link.

Trans Health Merseyside

The next Trans Health Merseyside meeting is fast approaching on 8th August.

Hannah Saxe, from Irwin Mitchell solicitors, has been invited to do a presentation on the legalities once a GRC has been issued, and fertility information (e.g. egg and sperm freezing).

All who identify as transsexual, transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming are welcome to attend.

Changing facilities are available.

The meeting shall take place at Sahir House, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L12 2AH. Meet from 5.30pm for peer support, with a 6pm start.

Gender Identity Legislation

In case you haven’t seen in the media, the government are planning to overhaul current legislation and allow people to have their gender legally recognised on their birth certificates without a doctor’s diagnosis of ‘gender dysphoria’ – nor live for two years as their true selves.

In addition to this they are also planning on allowing non-binary people to have their gender recognised as an “X”.

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Government Survey

The Government Equalities Office has launched a survey to learn more about the experiences that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have living in the UK.

This survey asks about experiences at work, education, and healthcare, and also about your personal safety.

The survey takes around 15 minutes to answer (depending on how many questions you answer) and all replies are anonymous.

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YPAS Trans* Project Funding

In-Trust were saddened to learn this week that the funding from Liverpool CCG for YPAS’s Trans* Project, THE Action Youth group, has been halved. We also understand that this was done without the due consultation that should’ve been required.

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Crisis In Lives Of Trans Children

Mermaids have publicised some statistics that make for horrifying reading.

According to their post on Twitter

  • 51% of trans children experience bullying
  • 81% of trans children are self-harming
  • 9% of trans children have received death threats
  • 45% of trans children have attempted suicide

In-Trust will continue to do everything we can to stop this but we do wonder what it will take for others to act.